Podcast with Ashley Zehnder, Linda Goodman, and Katie Grabek – Co-Founders of Fauna Bio

On Season 2 Episode 11 of the Think Like A Founder podcast, Maureen Taylor speaks with Ashley Zehnder, Linda Goodman, and Katie Grabek.

Ashley Zehnder, Linda Goodman, and Katie Grabek are the Co-Founders of Fauna Bio. Fauna Bio studies genes in hibernating animals to find cures for human diseases. Ashley Zehnder, Linda Goodman, and Katie Grabek helped found the company in 2018. Prior to this, Ashley Zehnder reseachered translational science and veterinary informatics at Stanford University, and earned her PhD in Cancer Biology. Linda Goodman earned her PhD in Human Medical Genetics at the University of Colorado, and Linda earned an MPhil in Computational Biology from the University of Cambridge and her Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics from Harvard University. 

Podcast with Ashley Zehnder, Linda Goodman, and Katie Grabek - Co-Founders of Fauna Bio

What I think would be cool is if we had a headline like ‘small startup company saves millions from heart attacks using only squirrel parts in the freezer’. — Linda Goodman

Can I put something crazy out there? We have now put humans into hibernation and we’re sending them to Mars. — Katie Grabek

Fauna Bio breakthrough medicine for heart attacks or alzheimers using just hibernation. Just data from animals. — Ashley Zehnder

On this episode of the Think Like a Founder podcast, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets Ashley Zehnder, Linda Goodman, and Katie Grabek’s thoughts on…

  1. Their deep curiosity for space and science as kids
  2. Going from academia to building a start-up
  3. Being okay hearing the word no

To see more from Ashley Zehnder, Linda Goodman, and Katie Grabek, check out the Fauna Bio website.

Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Visit the Think Like A Founder website to learn more about the podcast and curriculum or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there. 

Series Producer: Róisín Hunt

Sound Design: Marc Ream 

Content and Scripting: Mike Sullivan

Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas

Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.

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