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Meet the Team

Holly Ganz, PhD

Co-Founder and CEO

Holly is a microbial ecologist with a BS from George Washington University, a MS from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and a PhD from UC Davis. She was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. Prior to creating AnimalBiome, she studied microbes in dogs and cats at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the UC Davis Genome Center.

Kari Goodman, PhD

Data Scientist and Co-Founder

Kari is a data scientist who studied Biology at the University of Montana, did a PhD and a postdoc at UC Berkeley in evolutionary biology and did the Insight Data Science fellowship.

Carlton Osborne, JD

Business Advisor

Carlton holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Stanford University. He is an experienced sales and business development leader and entrepreneur.

Alexandra Martin

CHIEF LAB TECHNICIAN

Alex is a senior at UC Berkeley, who has been involved with KittyBiome from the beginning. She is also a veterinary technician with extensive experience in shelter animal medicine.

Jonathan Eisen, PhD

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

World-renowned evolutionary biologist and cat enthusiast. Professor/PI at UC Davis

Jennifer Gardy, PhD

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

Leader, Molecular Epidemiology at the BC Center for Disease Control

Stanley Marks, DVM, PhD

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

World-renowned expert in Small Animal Gastroenterology. Professor/PI at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Adrian Tordiffe, DVM, PhD

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa


From left to right we have Charlie, Roux, Ukiah, and Louie. (And Holly and Adrien)