Dr. Christopher Reyes
Co-founder and CSO, Bloom Science
Dr. Christopher Reyes is Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder at Bloom Science (www.bloomscience.co), a biotechnology company focused on dramatically improving the lives of patients. Connecting the gut microbiota to diet, metabolism, neural activity and behavior, we are developing effective microbe-based therapeutics to make measurable improvements to outcomes that matter to patients.
Dr. Reyes is a biophysicist and entrepreneur with a passion for creating solutions to improve our health, environment and economic sustainability. He has founded two companies focused on developing therapeutics to address serious medical needs as well as a tech company focused on connecting people to socially conscious commerce solutions.
Dr. Reyes has a Ph.D. in Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco and B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology, Biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Title: Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Commensal Microbes for the Treatment for Human Epilepsy
- Select bacteria are sufficient to mediate seizure protective effects
- Bacterial treatment is effective for varied seizure types and origins
- Biochemical interactions between bacteria modulate metabolites that regulate brain neurotransmitters