Mariana Matus PhD ’18 is CEO and cofounder of Biobot Analytics, whose technology generates unique public health insights from sewage. The company has built the largest network of communities implementing wastewater epidemiology to track Covid-19. Matus heads product and technology development and has a decade of experience leading interdisciplinary teams of engineers, biologists, chemists, and data scientists. She cofounded the MIT Underworlds Smart Sewers Project in collaboration with the MIT School of Architecture’s Senseable City Lab in 2015. Matus earned an MS in biotechnology from Wageningen University, a BSc in genomics from UNAM Mexico, and a PhD in computational biology from MIT.