11 Metabolites and How We Got There

The Ixcela team is passionate about changing health care. We strive to give people actionable..

7 Things You Should Know about Gut Health

The gut is a big, complicated, and fascinating topic. And, like all big, complicated,..

Antibiotics: Take care of yourself (and your microbiome)

It’s easy to override what your body is telling you, especially when you have a calendar..

The Stress Equation

Everyone’s life involves stress. 

Expressed as an equation, my stress related to the business..

6 Leadership Lessons from Star Trek

I’ve stated many times that I’m a nerd. It’s just one of many labels that could be applied to..

How Can Adults Help Kids Compete?

A Concealed Envelope

When I was young, at certain times of the year I watched for the mail..

Ella Bella Coccinella: The Book that Didn’t Fly Off Shelves

An old legend says that having a ladybug land on you brings good luck. As luck would have it, a..

The Ramifications of Listening, Part 1: Considering “Why don’t you just…?”

Why don’t you just…

We receive questions of this nature every day. How many times have you said..

The Ramifications of Listening, Part 2: Underwater Roombas—and Ceviche

Vacuuming in the ocean was not on my personal to-do list when I set out for Bermuda. But, that..

Being a Gut Microbiome Scientist and CEO

As CEO and co-founder of Ixcela, a biotech company that analyzes individuals’ gut health (or ..

Once Upon a Crocodile

I recall the lab’s roller drum with a combination of excitement and anxiety. To me, it was not..

Let the Music Play

I love music and science, and my training in both has significantly shaped my development.

Time Flies

This flight in time towards internal fitness and entrepreneurship began at a definitive..