About Us

Marc DeJohn, Jesse van Westrienen, and Max Perelman founded Biomeme with the vision of enabling anyone, anywhere, to explore the biological world.

Biomeme started out by creating the first iPhone add-on capable of performing molecular diagnostics. Since our inception, we have used advanced biology and chemistry along with world-class hardware and software engineering to create elegant solutions to complex problems. Over the years our team has grown, and along the way Biomeme has built the leading mobile molecular diagnostics platform.

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Our Team


Marc DeJohn

Co-Founder / Engineering Lead

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Max Perelman

Co-Founder / Business Lead

Max Perelman leads business operations at Biomeme. Prior to founding Biomeme almost 5 years ago, Max spent 15 years in a range of industries, including: environmental consulting and green building technology, eCommerce and enterprise systems development, and management consulting. After launching his career in San Francisco, Max lived in Asia for almost a decade, leading projects in Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, and Tokyo. He has a BA from Cornell University and an MBA/MAIEP from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Jesse vanWestrienen

Co-Founder / Biology Lead

Jesse vanWestrienen leads the Biology team at Biomeme. His skills include qRT-PCR assay development, prototyping of nucleic acid isolation devices, and lyophilization development. Jesse received his BS in Biology from the University of New Mexico and joined the Infectious Disease program at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute conducting research in high containment facilities on Influenza Virus and SARS Corona Virus. There, he managed the Institute's Nucleic Acid Isolation and Quantitative Real-Time PCR Core Laboratory to implement qRT-PCR into a range of research projects.

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Luke Gary

Hardware Engineer

Tom Welsh

Product Engineer

Sam Kerr

Software Developer

Kyle Wilcox

Software Developer

Katelyn Gourley

Office Manager

Sepi Naderi

Molecular Biologist

Ryan Ragland

Senior Biologist

Mieke Sinnesael

Senior Biologist

Doug Watts

Business Operations

June Zhang

Developer Program Manager

Maria F. Chacon-Heszele, Ph.D.

Life Scientist

Chris Fortunato

Product Development MVP

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We’ll let you in on a little secret, Biomeme is an awesome place to work.

Our interdisciplinary team builds cutting edge technology. We have a shiny new office in the heart of Philadelphia. We offer flexible hours. Our office is in a great location right in Center City, Philadelphia. Best of all, we have a cabinet full of ramen noodles. Where else are you going to find a place with all we have to offer. Think Biomeme might be the place for you?

We're looking for smart, passionate, team oriented people. We expect you to be a fast learner and not afraid of tackling new challenges both big and small. No task is above or below your pay grade.


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