Meet the team

We are building a world-class team of experienced experts, united by a passion to make a positive impact on the world’s food system.

Jasmin Hume, PhD

Jasmin Hume, PhD

CEO & Founder

Previously Director of Food Chemistry at JUST (Hampton Creek). PhD from NYU in protein engineering.

Julian Lewis

Julian Lewis

VP of Business Development

Previously VP & General Manager at Puratos and Head of Foodservice Sales at Cadbury.

Lawrence Lee, PhD

Lawrence Lee, PhD

CTO

Previously Head of Software at Notable Labs, Principal Software Engineer at Invitae. PhD from UCSF in Biomedical Informatics.

Akemi Kunibe, PhD

Akemi Kunibe, PhD

Protein Scientist

Previously at Bolt Threads. PhD from UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Aly Boyce

Aly Boyce

Chief of Staff

Previously at JUST (Hampton Creek) and MightyHive. BS and BA from UC Berkeley in Society & Environment and Political Science.

Carl Atik

Carl Atik

Associate Engineer

BS from UC Berkeley in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chris Farwell, PhD

Chris Farwell, PhD

Senior Scientist, High Throughput Screening

Previously at Zymergen and Intrexon, PhD from Caltech in Chemistry.

Chris Leber, PhD

Chris Leber, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

Previously at Sirenas Marine Discovery. PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego in Computational Natural Products Chemistry and Chemical Ecology.

Diana Chen

Diana Chen

General Counsel

Previously General Counsel at Karius. JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, BS from UC San Diego in Biochemistry/Chemistry.

Eyal Akiva, PhD

Eyal Akiva, PhD

Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics

Previously Senior Bioinformatics Scientist at Zymergen. PhD from Hebrew University.

Geoffroy Dubourg-Felonneau

Geoffroy Dubourg-Felonneau

Machine Learning Lead

Previously at Cambridge Cancer Genomics. MS from E.I.S.T.I in Computer Science.

Harley Greene

Harley Greene

Senior Research Associate

Previously at Zymergen, BA from Washington University in St. Louis in Biology.

Ryan Leverenz

Ryan Leverenz

Assay Development Scientist

Previously at Bolt Threads. MSc from UC Berkeley in Chemistry.

Swati Choudhary, PhD

Swati Choudhary, PhD

Head of Strain Engineering

Previously at Calysta and BioAmber. PhD from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Genetics and Developmental Biology.

Careers

We're looking for talented individuals for our team!

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Working at Shiru

Interested in making an impact at a mission driven company?

  • Competitive compensation and equity package
  • Healthy work-life balance
  • Generous benefits
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Parent-friendly company culture
  • Remote-friendly environment