Our Team

Meet our leadership team

Foodome prides itself on bringing the best-in-their-field minds together to solve cross-disciplinary problems in research, science, technology, and more.

Portrait of Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

Cofounder

Dr. Albert-Laszlo is The Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University. There, he directs the Center for Complex Network Research and holds appointments in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women Hospital. He is also a member of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He received his MSc degree in Theoretical Physics at the Eötvös University and was awarded a Ph.D. three years later at Boston University.

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Dr. Albert-Laszlo is the author of NPR-acclaimed “Bursts” and many other influential works, including his most recent: “Network Science.” His work led to the discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, and proposed the Barabási-Albert model to explain their widespread emergence phenomenon in fields ranging from medicine to the Internet.

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Portrait of Peter Ruppert

Peter Ruppert

Interim CEO + Cofounder

Peter has more than ten years of experience in transferring research technology into a startups with a specific focus on network analytics. Having raised several investment rounds as a co-founder of Maven7 and Scipher medicine – a spin out from the BarabasiLab/Northeastern University he helps transform technologies from the lab to the market, from raw technology to product.

Megan Fisklements, Ph.D.

Chief Food Scientist

Megan Fisklements is an experienced and dedicated Food Research Scientist, with a PhD from the University of California, Davis, emphasizing in biochemistry. She has a proven record of cross-disciplinary leadership and teamwork, bridging between chefs, protein chemists, data scientists, and executives. Dr. Fisklements’ startup-heavy industry experience covers product development, novel ingredient and process utilization, and intellectual property, across a wide variety of foods and beverages.

Portrait of Joseph Loscalzo

Joseph Loscalzo

Advisor

Dr. Loscalzo is the Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine and the Soma Weiss, MD, Distinguished Chair in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He holds three honorary degrees, has authored or co-authored more than 1,000 scientific publications, and holds 32 patents for his work in the field of medicine. Dr. Loscalzo received his A.B. degree, Ph.D. in biochemistry, and M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Accolades: George W. Thorn Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Educator of the Year Award in Clinical Medicine from Boston University; The Glaxo Research Award; Election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

You?

Looking for passionate people with expertise in:
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Chemo Informatics
  • Nutritional Epistemology
  • Network Science
  • Computer and Data Science
  • IT

Sounds like you? Join our team.