We are physicians, engineers, product managers, and designers who believe that together, we can move women’s healthcare into the era of precision medicine. Our mission is to transform the standard of care by developing breakthrough, actionable technologies that lead to better health outcomes.
Heather Bowerman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
For her work as an entrepreneur and engineer, Ms. Bowerman has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, a Top 35 Global Innovator by the MIT Technology Review, and a World Technology Award Finalist for Health & Medicine. She was an early employee at Enlitic, a Silicon Valley pioneer in applying machine learning and deep learning to healthcare data, and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, she was a policy associate in the Office of Science & Technology Policy in the Obama White House. She began her career as a biotechnology investor where she led deals such as the acquisition of a molecular diagnostics company to combat epidemics of H1N1 and H5N1. She was the Harvard Nanotechnology Teaching Fellow and is a graduate of the UC Berkeley College of Engineering and Harvard. She enjoys trying new restaurants with her husband and adventure travel.
Hugh Taylor, MD, Founder & Chief Science Officer
Dr. Taylor is the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, directs the Yale Center for Reproductive Biology, and has published more than 200 articles in leading medical journals. His clinical research centers on implantation, endometriosis and menopause. His basic science research focuses on uterine development, the regulation of developmental gene expression by sex steroids, endocrine disruption, and on stem cells. He is a recipient of eight National Institutes of Health research grants and directs The Yale Center for Reproductive Biology. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Reproductive Sciences. Dr. Taylor completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale, and his postdoctoral training included a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as a fellowship in Molecular Biology, both at Yale.
Ritu Rajan, Business Operations and Strategy
Ms. Rajan is the Head of Business Operations and Strategy at DotLab. She began her career at a biotech startup, working directly with the VP of Strategy as the company grew to 200 employees and a multi-billion dollar valuation. While there, she supported company and product-level strategies and operations. She also has experience as a strategy consultant, focused on healthcare at both Boston Consulting Group and Frankel Group. Prior to BCG, she was a Fellow at Rock Health, where she dove deep into women’s health. Ritu graduated from Rice University with a degree in biochemistry and a business minor. She also has an MS in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is a performing arts enthusiast, an aspiring yogi, and passionate about innovative healthcare technologies.
Juliana Ansari, PhD, Research and Development
Dr. Ansari is the Publications and Grants Manager at DotLab. She brings over a decade of experience in directing molecular biology research and writing scientific manuscripts and grants. Dr. Ansari has published five first-author papers, co-authored articles in PNAS and Cell Reports, and holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Connecticut. She completed her postdoctoral training in infectious diseases at Yale School of Medicine, where she investigated host-pathogen interactions and identified vaccine candidates and anti-biofilm agents. Juliana is passionate about bringing cutting-edge discoveries into the clinic. She earned a graduate Business Essentials certificate from the Fairfield University Dolan School of Business, and also enjoys ballet dancing, veggie gardening, and time with her daughters.