Edwin Naylor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Co-founder & CEO
Ed Naylor is an adjunct Professor of Pediatric Genetics at Medical University of South Carolina, President of BioChem Genetics, LLC, and a High-Complexity CLIA-certified Lab Director at Phi Life Sciences, Inc.
A certified diplomat in Clinical Biochemical Genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics, Naylor was honored with the Robert Guthrie Award from the International Society of Neonatal Screening in 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Chemistry at Middlebury College, his Ph.D. in Genetics/Microbiology at Utah State University, and his Master of Public Health in Population/Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. Naylor completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh and at the State University of New York [Children’s Hospital of Buffalo]’s Department of Pediatrics’ Human Genetics Division.
Ronald A. Bibbo
Ron Bibbo offers extensive experience in startup companies, business development, sales, senior management, and financial structuring for Initial Public Offerings.
Bibbo founded both Wagner Consulting Group, LLC, and Northeastern Medical Examination Clinics, and served as President and CEO of Information Management Technologies Corporation, New York’s largest information processing service bureau. Additionally, he was Vice President and Director of Marketing and Sales for Imaging, Printing, and Data Storage for MFXchange US, Inc. Bibbo earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics at Wagner College Staten Island, and studied at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is also a retired U.S. Marine.
Andrew Unger, M.D.
Co-founder & Medical Director
Dr. Andy Unger is a physician and environmental activist who most recently served as the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and the Director of the Division of Neonatology at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, PA.
Previously, Dr. Unger spent more than 25 years with St. Luke’s University Health Network in Bethlehem, PA, where he served as Chief of Neonatology, Director of the Infant A.L.T.E. Sleep Apnea Clinic, and Neonatologist for St. Luke’s Physician Services. Dr. Unger earned his Bachelor of Arts at Columbia University and his M.D. at the University of California – Los Angeles; he conducted his medical internship and residency at the Arizona Health Sciences Center; and he completed his post-graduate studies at the University of California – Davis School of Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Unger earned both Sacred Heart Family Practice Residency’s Preceptor of the Year Award, and the Pennsylvania Sierra Club’s Environmental Star Award. Dr. Unger is now in private pediatric practice in Bucks County, PA.
William Funk, Ph.D.
Co-founder & Scientific Officer
William Funk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and a Faculty Member in the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
Additionally, Funk serves as an Associate Member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and as a Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research. He earned both his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science in Chemistry from San Francisco State University, followed by his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Funk also completed post-doctoral studies at UNC’s Baity Environmental Engineering Laboratory. His areas of specialization include environmental health, exposure biology and assessment, dried blood spot analysis, mass spectrometry, protein adducts, cancer biomarkers, and prenatal and pediatric populations.
Thomas McDade, Ph.D.
Co-founder & Scientific Officer
Thomas McDade is a Professor in Northwestern University’s Department of Anthropology and in the Department of Medical Social Sciences in the university’s Feinberg School of Medicine, as well as the Director of Cells to Society: The Center on Social Disparities and Health in Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research.
McDade earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biosocial Anthropology at Pomona College, and his Ph.D. in Anthropology at Emory University. He also completed post-doctoral studies as a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-sponsored National Research Service Award Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center and Department of Pediatrics.
Ramsunder [Sarvesh] Iyer, Ph.D.
Technical Lab Director
Sarvesh Iyer brings expertise in genome science and technology, particularly mass spectrometry.
Iyer earned both his Bachelor of Science and his Master of Science in Biotechnology from Hislop College at RTM Nagpur University in India, followed by his Ph.D. in Genome Science and Technology – with specialization in Mass-Spectrometry-Based Proteomics – from Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the University of Tennessee. He also completed post-doctoral studies at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to being well-published and -sought as a presenter, Iyer is the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Mass Spectrometry Travel Award.