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Meet the Team Behind mBIOTA

mBIOTA Elemental™ is the product of multiple years of research and development. Developed in partnership with leading gastroenterologists and innovative food scientists, meet some of the minds behind mBIOTA Labs.

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Our Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Mark Pimentel and Dr. Ali Rezaie are at the forefront of SIBO/IBS and microbiome research. As pioneers in this space, their innovative treatments and protocols have changed the lives of countless SIBO/IBS sufferers around the world.

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    Dr. Mark Pimentel

    A pioneering expert in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Dr. Pimentel’s work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases and Sciences, among others.

    His research led to the first-ever blood tests for IBS, with ibs-smart®, the only licensed and patented serologic diagnostic for IBS. Pimentel has served as a principal investigator or co-investigator for numerous translational and clinical investigations of IBS and the relationship between gut flora composition and human disease. Dr. Pimentel is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a member of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society.

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    Dr. Ali Rezaie

    Ali Rezaie, MD, MSc, FRCP(C) is the medical director of the GI Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. He is an Associate Professor at Cedars-Sinai and an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA. He also serves as the Director of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology for the MAST Program at Cedars-Sinai.

    Beyond his background in internal medicine and gastroenterology, he has specialized in gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) as well as epidemiology. To date, Dr. Rezaie has published more than one hundred peer-reviewed papers that have been cited over 7,000 times.

    Rezaie has been awarded multiple grants from prestigious organizations including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research fellowship, the American College of Gastroenterology Research and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. He also serves as the associate editor of Digestive Diseases and Sciences, a peer-reviewed journal of gastroenterology and hepatology. His research focuses on microbiome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), medical device development and internal UV therapy.

  • Krystyna Houser, Founder

    A visionary entrepreneur, Krystyna’s determination to heal her GI issues and continue enjoying food and life was the guiding spirit behind mBIOTA Labs.

    Stunned by how difficult and time consuming it was to find a solution, she became determined to share the results of her findings with fellow SIBO/IBS sufferers. Now SIBO-free, Krystyna's drive, tenacity and vision is behind everything that we do at mBIOTA Labs.

    Under her guidance, mBIOTA Labs has emerged as a frontrunner in developing scientifically formulated products tailored to address the unique dietary needs of patients grappling with various GI challenges.

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    Nicola Wodlinger, CEO

    Nicola Wodlinger, Chief Executive Officer, leads mBIOTA Labs with a vision to revolutionize the intersection of nutrition and medicine.  Her deep entrepreneurial experience and proven track record of building brands and scaling growth led her to her role at mBIOTA Labs, a company dedicated to helping patients struggling with gastrointestinal issues.

    A graduate of Brown University, Nicola has held pivotal leadership roles at iconic brands including Rolling Stone and Us Weekly, where she spearheaded transformative marketing initiatives, created new departments and built multi-million dollar brand partnerships.  Beyond her traditional corporate experience, Nicola has launched multiple new brands from the ground up across the e-commerce and digital content space.  

    As CEO of mBIOTA, Nicola remains steadfast in her mission to help patients, foster collaboration, and ultimately, transform the way we approach healthcare through the power of nutrition.

  • Victoria Lamberti, COO

    Victoria Lamberti, Chief Operating Officer at mBIOTA Labs, is a seasoned operations executive with over 14 years of diverse experience in driving business growth and innovation. Her professional journey includes pivotal roles as a VP of Operations in e-commerce and as a Business Strategy Management Consultant for Fortune 50 companies.

    Victoria's expertise spans e-commerce, marketing, operations, technology, and analytics. A graduate of Brown University, Victoria earned her Bachelors degree in Applied Mathematics-Economics (Mathematical Finance) providing the foundation for her strong analytical and quantitative skills.

    Victoria's passion for operational excellence and deep understanding of technology and marketing make her a driving force behind the company's strategic growth and industry leadership.

Better Taste. Better Results.

A truly palatable Elemental Diet is finally here.