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Two Scientists creating superculture ingredients

Working at Kingdom

We’re building a diverse team composed of individuals who are brilliant, innovative, and kind, and we are always on the look-out for exceptional people aligned with our ethos. Together we will invent foods, drinks, and consumer products that are healthier for people and better for the planet.

Scientist processing bio-preservative ingredients
Superculture ingredients
Scientist making custom cultures in a lab
Bio preservation cultures in a lab

We believe in...

Collaborating with kindness

Critiquing by creating

Empowering our team

Focusing our energy

Learning through curiosity

Taking complete ownership

Upholding scientific integrity

Collaborating with kindness

Critiquing by creating

Empowering our team

Focusing our energy

Learning through curiosity

Taking complete ownership

Upholding scientific integrity

Empowering our team
meet the team

Felix Ekness
Senior Scientist, Automation

“Here at Kingdom I’ve been able to see my research directly translate into groundbreaking products (Superculture™ ingredients!) that improve the sustainability of the food supply chain.”

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Shatoni Ross
Research Associate

“My favorite thing about Kingdom is the team! We are a world-class cohort of smart, kind, and curious people, all helping to precisely curate nature's microbes. There’s never a dull moment!”

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Kunal Malkani
Director, Finance & Operations

“I love how closely I get to work with our incredibly talented scientists. Everyone at Kingdom sees and can contribute to the hard work of making healthier and more sustainable products!”

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Ellen De Obaldia
Senior Scientist, Chemosensation

“The thing I enjoy most about Kingdom is that I get to do novel, meaningful research with a great team of people. We all bring different types of expertise to the table, so we can achieve much more as a team than we could individually.”

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Austin Kane
Operations Associate

“From day one, my favorite thing about Kingdom has been the team. It's rare to work alongside people so extremely competent who are also warm, inclusive, and deeply invested in your growth.”

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Alex Ritthaler
Operations Engineer

“As a longtime fermentation hobbyist, I know what potential lies in the field. At Kingdom, I get to see that potential realized and it’s like looking into the future.”

Benefits and Perks

Rapid professional development

Rapid professional development

4o1k Program

401k program

Competitive Compensation

Competitive compensation

Consumer Benefits

Commuter benefits

Medical, Dental and Vision

Medical, dental, and vision

Parental leave

Parental leave

Unlimited PTO

Unlimited PTO

Meals, Drinks and Snacks

Meals, drinks, and snacks

Team Directory

Lee

Bertram

Lead Scientist

Previously at Gilead Sciences, Lygos Inc., Dart Neurosciences, Genentech, Delpor Inc.

Key Publications

Tom

Blazejewski

Senior Scientist, Machine Learning

Previously at Columbia University, Department of Systems & Synthetic Biology

Key Publications

Hannah

Brodsky

Research Associate, Chemistry

Previously at the O’Connor lab at The College of New Jersey

Key Publications

Liza

Casella

Research Associate

Previously at Chodera Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Computational Biology

Key Publications

Dominic

Colosimo

Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Previously at Rockefeller University, UT Southwestern Medical Center (Biochemistry)

Key Publications

Kendall

Dabaghi

Co-founder, CEO

Previously at A Plus, ArmorHub, McKinsey & Company, Fulbright Scholarship

Key Publications

Emily

Daley

Chief of Staff

Previously at McKinsey & Company, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

Key Publications

Ellen

De Obaldia

Senior Scientist, Chemosensation

Previously at Postdoc: Leslie Vosshall (Rockefeller) ; PhD Avinash Bhandoola (UPenn)

Key Publications

Felix

Ekness

Senior Scientist, Automation

Previously at Tabor lab, Rice University

Key Publications

Anthony

Frederick

Research Associate, Assays & Microscopy

Previously at Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University, Craniomaxillofacial Orthopedic Biomaterials Regenerative Applications(COBRA) Lab at NYU

Key Publications

Jonna

Heldrich

Senior Scientist, Sequencing

Previously at Crystal Lab at Weill Cornell Medical College, Hochwagen Lab at New York University, Invitae

Key Publications

Nikita

Jackson

Manufacturing Manager

Previous companies: Milk Bar, Ring Container, Daisy Brand

Key Publications

Arielle

Johnson

Consultant

Previously at UC Davis Agricultural and Environmental chemistry, Restaurant Noma, MIT Media Lab, Good Eats

Key Publications

Emily

Johnson

Research Associate

Previously at Penn Bioengineering (Meaney Lab)

Key Publications

Austin

Kane

Operations Associate

Previously at Blue Haven Initiative

Key Publications

Adrian

Kerester

Director of Growth

Previously at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Deloitte Consulting, SWAT Equity Partners, Gotham Greens, Vaayu, Offset.AI

Key Publications

Pearson

Lau

Research Associate, Platform

Previously at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Rockefeller University

Key Publications

Kunal

Malkani

Director, Finance and Operations

Previously at McKinsey & Company, US federal government

Key Publications

Andrew

Metersky

Data Engineer

Previously at Galileo, BuzzFeed

Key Publications

Corentin

Moevus

Senior Scientist, Flavor Generation

Previously at Lab of Dr. Eric Greene at Columbia University, C16 Biosciences

Key Publications

Sara

Newman

Operations Analys, Grants and Special Projects

Previously at The Door/Broome Street Academy

Key Publications

Mark

Pan

Head of People

Previously at Coursera, Newsela, Section4

Key Publications

Mickey

Pearl

Chief of Staff to the Chief Scientific Officer

Previously at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP, New York City Office of the Corporation Council

Key Publications

Alex

Ritthaler

Operations Engineer

Previously at Kahkow, Afficionado Coffee, Rheon Automation

Key Publications

Shatoni

Ross

Research Associate

Previously at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Key Publications

Michael

Sadler

Director, Commercial Strategy

Previously at Republic of Booza

Key Publications

Ravi

Sheth

Co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Previously at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Columbia University Department of Systems Biology (Wang Lab), STEAMtrax

Key Publications

Miriam

Shiffman

Consultant

Previously at Tamara Broderick (MIT), Aviv Regev (Broad), Phil Hugenholtz (Australian Centre for Ecogenomics), Jasper Hill Farm

Key Publications

Justin

Snyder

Operations Manager

Previously at AlphaSights

Key Publications

Aylesse

Sordillo

Senior Scientist, Functional Ingredients

Previously at Lab at Rockefeller University (Bargmann Lab, Friedman Lab)

Key Publications

Ellie

Tsapakos

Research Associate

Previously at E&J Gallo

Key Publications

Raphael

Turcotte

Senior Scientist, Microscopy

Previously at NYU Langone Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Key Publications

Team Directory

Lee

Bertram

Lead Scientist

Previously at Gilead Sciences, Lygos Inc., Dart Neurosciences, Genentech, Delpor Inc.

Key Publications

Tom

Blazejewski

Senior Scientist, Machine Learning

Previously at Columbia University, Department of Systems & Synthetic Biology

Key Publications

Hannah

Brodsky

Research Associate, Chemistry

Previously at the O’Connor lab at The College of New Jersey

Key Publications

Liza

Casella

Research Associate

Previously at Chodera Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Department of Computational Biology

Key Publications

Dominic

Colosimo

Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Previously at Rockefeller University, UT Southwestern Medical Center (Biochemistry)

Key Publications

Kendall

Dabaghi

Co-founder, CEO

Previously at A Plus, ArmorHub, McKinsey & Company, Fulbright Scholarship

Key Publications

Emily

Daley

Chief of Staff

Previously at McKinsey & Company, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare

Key Publications

Ellen

De Obaldia

Senior Scientist, Chemosensation

Previously at Postdoc: Leslie Vosshall (Rockefeller) ; PhD Avinash Bhandoola (UPenn)

Key Publications

Felix

Ekness

Senior Scientist, Automation

Previously at Tabor lab, Rice University

Key Publications

Anthony

Frederick

Research Associate, Assays & Microscopy

Previously at Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University, Craniomaxillofacial Orthopedic Biomaterials Regenerative Applications(COBRA) Lab at NYU

Key Publications

Jonna

Heldrich

Senior Scientist, Sequencing

Previously at Crystal Lab at Weill Cornell Medical College, Hochwagen Lab at New York University, Invitae

Key Publications

Nikita

Jackson

Manufacturing Manager

Previous companies: Milk Bar, Ring Container, Daisy Brand

Key Publications

Arielle

Johnson

Consultant

Previously at UC Davis Agricultural and Environmental chemistry, Restaurant Noma, MIT Media Lab, Good Eats

Key Publications

Emily

Johnson

Research Associate

Previously at Penn Bioengineering (Meaney Lab)

Key Publications

Austin

Kane

Operations Associate

Previously at Blue Haven Initiative

Key Publications

Adrian

Kerester

Director of Growth

Previously at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Deloitte Consulting, SWAT Equity Partners, Gotham Greens, Vaayu, Offset.AI

Key Publications

Pearson

Lau

Research Associate, Platform

Previously at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Rockefeller University

Key Publications

Kunal

Malkani

Director, Finance and Operations

Previously at McKinsey & Company, US federal government

Key Publications

Andrew

Metersky

Data Engineer

Previously at Galileo, BuzzFeed

Key Publications

Corentin

Moevus

Senior Scientist, Flavor Generation

Previously at Lab of Dr. Eric Greene at Columbia University, C16 Biosciences

Key Publications

Sara

Newman

Operations Analys, Grants and Special Projects

Previously at The Door/Broome Street Academy

Key Publications

Mark

Pan

Head of People

Previously at Coursera, Newsela, Section4

Key Publications

Mickey

Pearl

Chief of Staff to the Chief Scientific Officer

Previously at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP, New York City Office of the Corporation Council

Key Publications

Alex

Ritthaler

Operations Engineer

Previously at Kahkow, Afficionado Coffee, Rheon Automation

Key Publications

Shatoni

Ross

Research Associate

Previously at NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Key Publications

Michael

Sadler

Director, Commercial Strategy

Previously at Republic of Booza

Key Publications

Ravi

Sheth

Co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Previously at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Columbia University Department of Systems Biology (Wang Lab), STEAMtrax

Key Publications

Miriam

Shiffman

Consultant

Previously at Tamara Broderick (MIT), Aviv Regev (Broad), Phil Hugenholtz (Australian Centre for Ecogenomics), Jasper Hill Farm

Key Publications

Justin

Snyder

Operations Manager

Previously at AlphaSights

Key Publications

Aylesse

Sordillo

Senior Scientist, Functional Ingredients

Previously at Lab at Rockefeller University (Bargmann Lab, Friedman Lab)

Key Publications

Ellie

Tsapakos

Research Associate

Previously at E&J Gallo

Key Publications

Raphael

Turcotte

Senior Scientist, Microscopy

Previously at NYU Langone Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Key Publications

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If I could do it all over again, and relive my vision in the twenty-first century, I would be a microbial ecologist. Ten billion bacteria live in a gram of ordinary soil, a mere pinch held between thumb and forefinger. They represent thousands of species, almost none of which are known to science. Into that world I would go with the aid of modern microscopy and molecular analysis. I would cut my way through clonal forests sprawled across grains of sand, travel in an imagined submarine through drops of water proportionately the size of lakes, and track predators and prey in order to discover new life ways and alien food webs.

—E.O. Wilson

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Our Advisory Board

Scientific Advisor

John

Cunningham, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Columbia
Business Advisor

Ed

Sawicki

Fmr Associate Director, Global Business Development, P&G
Business Advisor

Chris

Thoen

Fmr Director North America Innovation, Buhler Group
Fmr Chief Technology Officer, Givaudan
Scientific Advisor

Harris

Wang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Columbia
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