About Us

Our Team

Aly Burtch
Co-Founder & Managing Director
BSc (Ryerson University)

Alejandro Saettone
Co-Founder & Director of Research and Development
BSc (UNMSM), MSc (Ryerson University)

Our Supervisors

Dr. Kimberley A. Gilbride
Scientific Advisor
Professor; Associate Chair; Undergraduate Biology Program Director; Biology Coop Advisor at Ryerson University
BSc (Concordia University), MSc (University of Guelph), PhD (University of Toronto)

Dr. Joseph B. McPhee
Scientific Advisor
Assistant Professor at Ryerson University
BSc (Hons, St. Francis Xavier University), PhD (University of British Columbia)

Bob McCulloch
Business Advisor
President & CEO at CYOR Consulting Group
BSc (Chemistry/Zoology), MBA (Western University – Ivey School of Business)


“We aim to play a part in creating a well-informed society with knowledge of their own biology. We want to utilize science communication to bridge the gap between scientists and non-scientists”

“We envision ourselves becoming one of the leading companies globally with focus on creating valuable solutions for microbiome research”