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Meet Anu

Ph.D - Co-founder and CEO of iuno

Our journey began when I was diagnosed with Leukemia while pursuing my PhD. As a scientist and bioengineer, I was prepared to deal with many aspects of my treatment. What I wasn’t expecting was the effect of the treatment on my skin and it changing my reflection in the mirror, everyday.

As I learned more about what was happening, I discovered how many adverse skin conditions can be traced to protein patterns produced by our unique DNA and how these protein patterns change based on diet, activity levels and other lifestyle decisions.

Your skin is a reflection of your internal health factors. As your life changes, so do these factors. Rather than rely on questionnaires and quizzes, my hope with iuno is to provide a set of tools to detect and treat the root cause of many different skin conditions.

Our regimen is based on a level of insight into your unique biology that has previously been absent from any other skincare products. Our individualized products evolve with your skin needs so you don't have to continue experimenting if one of your products stops working because your skin changed. After completing my PhD at Caltech, I went on to join X (Google’s moonshot factory), a group dedicated to solving some of the world’s biggest problems, but my experience stuck with me. I ultimately decided to dedicate myself to finding solutions to improve quality of life by analyzing these unique protein patterns.

I am so excited to have you join the journey.

Welcome to iuno,
Anu Thubagere

Our Advisors

Experts we work closely with, to make iuno possible

George Ruan

George Ruan is the ex- CEO of Honey, a Los Angeles-based technology company that operates a popular browser extension and mobile app that helps consumers save money when shopping online. Prior to becoming the CEO of Honey, Ruan held various leadership positions at technology companies including working as the Vice President of Business Development at Green Dot Corporation. Ruan has a background in both business and engineering, having earned a degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University.

Eric Friedman

Eric Friedman is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Fitbit (now within Google hardware), a leading wearable technology company. At Fitbit, Eric Friedman played a crucial role in developing the company's wearable fitness tracking devices and software. He has been instrumental in shaping the company's technology vision and strategy, which has helped it become a leader in the wearable fitness and health market.

Throughout his career, Eric Friedman has been recognized for his innovative ideas and contributions to the technology industry. He has received several awards and honors, including being named one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company in 2013.Eric is a visionary technology leader who has revolutionized the wearable fitness and health market. His contributions have helped millions of people lead healthier, more active lives and have earned him a reputation as one of the most creative and innovative leaders in the tech industry.

Stephen Turner

Stephen Turner founded PacBio (formerly Nanofluidics) and in 2004. He was awarded a PhD in Physics by Cornell University in 2000, where he worked with Prof. Harold Craighead to study the behavior of biomolecules in nano-fabricated structures. He was a member of the project team at Cornell which developed the technology now employed by PacBio and was co-author of the cover story in Science magazine (January 31, 2003) that introduced the technology to the scientific community. His undergraduate work was at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he received a BS in Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Physics. He is the author of over 50 scientific papers in fields ranging from DNA sequencing technology and biophysics to genomics and epigenomics. He is listed as the inventor on over 50 U.S. patents and numerous published patent applications. He was the recipient of the MIT Technology Review “TR100” Award in 2003 and the University of Wisconsin Madison Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2008.

Justin Ko

Dr. Justin Ko is a renowned dermatologist who is currently a faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency training in dermatology at Stanford. Dr. Ko has a broad range of interests in dermatology, including skin cancer, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. He has published numerous papers in top medical journals and has presented his research at national and international conferences. He is highly respected in his field and is known for his expertise, commitment to patient care, and dedication to advancing the field of dermatology through his research and teaching. Dr. Ko has received numerous awards for his contributions to the field, and he continues to be a leader in the field of dermatology, both at Stanford and beyond.

Our Team

Experts we work closely with, to make iuno possible

Ashwin Gopinath

Ashwin Gopinath is an interdisciplinary scientist with expertise in Synthetic biology, nanotechnology, machine learning and multiomics. He is part of the faculty in the department of mechanical engineering at MIT as well as the Founder/CTO of a startup Palamedrix that is developing hardware tools for next-gen proteomics. Ashwin's interests, reflected in his academic contributions at Boston University and Caltech, involves developing tools to study biological process with extremely high sensitivity and at population scale. These interest have grown to include developing AI/ML techniques to interpret large biological datasets after his brief tenure at Google. Dr. Gopinath has co-authored several papers in renowned scientific journals like Nature, Science and PNAS as well as received several awards, most recent of which is the Robert Dirk Prize in Molecular programming for his seminal contributions in merging DNA nanotechnology with conventional semiconductor nanofabrication.


Ksenia Zlobina

As a scientist on the frontiers between biology, physics and mathematics and working for many years in fundamental science, Ksenia always liked resolving new, unknown, and complicated problems in biology, making their mathematical models not only descriptive, but predictive, bringing something new to knowledge about human health, making possible new diagnostics and treatments.Since 2020 Ksenia works as an Assistant Research Scientist at University of California Santa Cruz, in the Applied Math department on Wound Healing project where her research focuses on transcriptomics data analysis and wound stage prediction, modeling of wound healing to find optimal treatment regimes.Continuing her research in skin-related big data analysis, she joined Iuno project in 2021 as Bioinformatics Data Scientis. She leads research and development of diagnostics of health states by proteomics data.Ksenia graduated from of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with master’s degree in applied physics and mathematics. She defended her PhD in biophysics at Moscow State University. For many years Ksenia worked at National Research Center for Hematology in Moscow in the Laboratory for mathematical modeling of biological systems where her main research was around blood coagulation problems.


Judy Kim

Judy Kim is an operations leader with over 25 years of expertise in optimizing organizations, projects, and teams to exceed personal and company goals. In her previous role as COO at Kiira Health, she tackled social and operational challenges to address healthcare education, access, and outcome disparities among women of color. As the Executive VP of Operations at Arixa Capital, a real estate fund management firm, Judy led the organization to unprecedented year-over-year revenue, assets under management (AUM), and employee growth. Judy's career journey has seen her take on diverse roles in search marketing, lead generation, fintech, and investment banking, including roles as a Sr. Product Manager and Sr. Manager of Product Analyst at Experian Interactive, as a Sr. Digital Product Manager at Outlook Amusements, and as a Business Analyst during the early years at Yahoo Search Marketing. She began her career as a Junior Analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette, an investment banking firm acquired by Credit Suisse. Judy is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Literature with concentrations in Cognitive Science.


Evo Pavosevich

Evo Pavosevich is a UX/UI Designer with a background in visual experiences and specializes in human-centered interaction and design thinking. Previously working with the UC San Diego Design Lab, he helped define the lab in local and international communities as a prominent research institute as well as get San Diego designated as the World Design Capital in 2024.Combined with freelance experience in web design and development, he has worked with numerous companies and brands to bring their visions to life.


Tejas Choudhary

Our wonderful engineer and developer.