our Team

Dr. Rebecca
Vaught

Co-Founder

Alec
Santiago

Co-Founder

Dr. JingJing Feng

Zoha
Akhter

aarav
Kumar

Alexis Castrellon

Heba
Afzal

Jaret
Prothro

Adrian Mihalcea

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Eva KuruVilla

Nithin
Parsan

Co-founder

Q.K.
Pham

Director of Engineering

Dr. Sunanda Dharmarajan

Innovation + industry consultant

Bonnie
Wang

Charles
Bray

Quynh Nguyen

Lauren
Jones

Mark
Bray

Alex Thomason

Jonathan Picker

Microbial biotechnology consultant

HUnTer HArdy

Sumiya Wahab

OUR ADVISORS​

Van Heron Labs is fortunate to have mentorship from nearly a dozen world-class scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Our advisors include microbiological and biotechnology experts, many of whom are founders of life-science startups themselves.