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Senior Scientist

Olia has extensive synthetic biology expertise, focusing on strain engineering in diverse microalgae for over a decade. She received her Ph. D. from UC San Diego, doing joint work between the School of Biological Sciences and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and did her postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley, training in top algae labs at both institutions. She then went on to pioneer a microalgal strain engineering project at another startup company prior to joining BioDrive. Olia is passionate about sustainability, biomanufacturing, and synthetic biology-driven approaches to addressing various challenges faced by humanity.

Leadership

Team Members

Kwang-Chul Kwon, Phd

Kwang-Chul Kwon, PhD

Vice President of Research and Development

Becca

Becca McCarthy

Operations Consultant

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Olia Gaidarenko, PhD

Senior Scientist

Investors

Advisors

Justin Smith, Phd

Justin Smith, PhD

Scientific/Business Advisor

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Oliver Zill, PhD

Bioinformatics Consultant

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Jennifer Brophy, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Plant Systems

Chris Hickey

Chris Hickey

Angel Investor/Advisor

Emily Culp

Emily Culp

Angel Investor/Advisor

Kyle Schneider

Kyle Schneider

Angel Investor/Advisor