Entrepreneur. Former venture capitalist. Chemical engineer. Kshatriya focuses on the commercialization of biotech products.
Founded in 2013, Biota applies DNA sequencing and data science to explore the earth’s subsurface. We provide actionable insights to the oil industry for maximizing reservoir production and reducing environmental impact. Biota enhances multimillion-dollar decisions with DNA data services for production profiling, sweet spot identification, and reservoir connectivity. We have pioneered these services for the oil industry with over 300 published patent claims worldwide.
Ajay Kshatriya, P.E.CEO & Co-Founder
Dr. Rob KnightCSO & CO-FOUNDER
Renowned data science academic. DNA sequencing. Microbiology. Dr. Knight is the author of over 390 peer-reviewed publications and a presenter at TED and the World Economic Forum.
Dr. Thomas IshoeyCTO
Genomics technology leader and entrepreneur. Formerly CTO of Glori Energy and VP of Product and Technology Development at Synthetic Genomics. Thomas’ expertise is in developing and scaling biotech products.
DR. VIK RAOChief Scientist
Globally recognized leader in oil & gas technology commercialization. Dr. Rao is the former CTO of Haliburton.
ROB CHESSBOARD CHAIRMAN
Entrepreneur. Faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Chess currently serves as a board member of several public & private companies.
Commercial & Technical Team
Dr. Luke UrsellData Science Director
Dr. Brian ClementProject Director
Moji KarimiBD Manager
Dr. Liz Percak-DennettSenior Scientist
Dr. Nicole ScottSenior Scientist
John ChaseData Scientist
Jelena JablanovicAssociate Scientist
Susanne MontagueResearch Associate
Dr. Greg Caporaso | Will Van Treuren | Dr. Justin Kuczynski
Biota is honored to have an elite group of advisors with a combined 200 years of leadership experience in the oil and gas industry.
John Ely |Dr. Joel Moxley | Jim Prestidge | Vikki Dunn | Brad Holms | Dr. Paul Henshaw | Dr. Jef Caers | Dr. Ryan Gill