Board of Directors
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Hammack is Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder, and a Director of EpiBiome. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The University of California at Berkeley, his PhD in Physics from UCSD, and was a postdoctoral fellow at LBNL. Dr. Hammack has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications in topics ranging from superfluidity, polymers, and surface chemistry to plasmonics and photonics. Before founding EpiBiome, he was a Research Staff Member at HGST where he developed nanoscale optical characterization techniques. In his current role at EpiBiome, he brings expertise in programming and data analysis, and oversees the bioinformatics program. Dr. Hammack is also an expert in microscopy and spectroscopy.
Board of Directors
Co-founder & Chief Science Officer
Dr. Conley is Chief Science Officer, Co-founder, and a Director of EpiBiome. He completed a PhD in Chemistry and a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Biology at Stanford University, where he trained as a synthetic chemist and molecular biologist. Dr. Conley possesses a direct Nobel Laureate pedigree, having worked with Prof. W. E. Moerner at Stanford University, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Dr. Conley was a Beckman Fellow, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, a Lieberman Fellow, a Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars Fellow, and a Younger Fellow. He has published 18 peer-reviewed journal articles on topics including palladium catalysis, super-resolution fluorescence imaging, single-molecule DNA detection, and cancer biology, and he holds four U.S. patents. Prior to founding EpiBiome, Dr. Conley was a Research Staff Member at HGST, a Western Digital Company.
Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Marchon is Chief Technology Officer of EpiBiome. In his position, he is helping unravel predator-prey interactions in microbiological systems, and leveraging 3 billion years of evolution into developing the next generation of antimicrobial compounds. He has extensive experience in management of highly skilled R&D teams, with a strong focus on structure-property-performance relationships in technical materials and devices, and a first principle approach to problem solving. He started his career as a Staff Scientist for the French Research Council (CNRS), and was a visiting scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Marchon then joined the disk drive industry in Silicon Valley, working for Seagate, IBM, Hitachi and Western Digital in various senior R&D management positions. He has been directly involved in many game-changing implementations of technological breakthroughs in the area of disk drive reliability. He holds 60 US patents and has published over 110 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Director of Business Logistics & Human Resources
Susan Eldredge is the Director of Business Logistics and Human Resources. Her career spans over 15 years covering global marketing, business development, and international investing and acquisitions within the insurance, financial and real estate industries. As Director, her focus is to develop successful logistical strategies, policies, and procedures that are implemented across all departments. Her role also encompasses Human Resources for the entire organization, allowing for seamless interactions with vendors and external partnerships. She graduated with a BS in Marketing & Business Relations from the College of Boca Raton/Marymount University and attended the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.