Meet the Team

Launched in 2018, Fluent BioSciences was built on technology developed by co-founder Adam Abate’s laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  Fluent is well funded by leading firms specializing in early stage life science companies (see list of investors below).

Our leadership team consists of industry veterans who have successfully commercialized numerous technologies and products across a broad range of life-science companies. Supporting the team is a seasoned consortium of investors, board directors, and scientific advisers, all with extensive industry experience.

Sepehr Kiani

Founder, President and CEO

Kristina Fontanez

VP, Biology

Ram Santhanam

VP, Product Management and Marketing

Robert Meltzer

Director of Advanced Projects

Tim Harkness

Chairperson of the Board

Adam Abate, Ph.D

Founder, Board of Directors

Bill Hyun​, Ph.D.

Founder, Board of Directors

Wouter Meuleman, Ph.D.

Investor, Board of Directors

Mike Dybbs, Ph.D.

Investor, Board of Directors

Gary Zweiger, Ph.D.

Founder, Adviser

Tony Godfrey, Ph.D.

Science Adviser

Iain Clark, Ph.D.

Science Adviser

Our Investors