About Us

We live in a DNA world. DNA science helps develop new medicines, improve crops, solve crimes, and inform our medical choices. Yet most of us never touch DNA technologies because they are complex and expensive. miniPCRTM opens the world of DNA science for everyone, everywhere.

Meet the founders

Sebastian

Zeke

Zeke

Zeke

Ezequiel (Zeke) Alvarez-Saavedra, Ph.D. Co-Founder. Zeke is a geneticist trained at MIT and Stanford. He has conducted biomedical research alongside two Nobel laureates and is an inventor of gene detection technologies. His work has been cited thousands of times and profiled in The New York Times, National Public Radio and the BBC. In his spare time, Zeke digs soil in search of new species (one so far!) zeke @ minipcr

Sebastian

Sebastian

Sebastian Kraves, Ph.D. Co-Founder. Sebastian is a molecular neurobiologist trained at Harvard. Previously he was a Principal with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he helped make biomedical technology accessible to low-resource settings for global health. As a neuroscientist, Sebastian has published widely cited work on neural circuits and the genetic regulation of behavior. Sebastian dreamed of becoming a biologist at age 12 after reading Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle. seb @ minipcr

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