FOUNDING TEAM

Yug Varma, Ph.D. - CEO



Yug Varma, PhD, is the cofounder and CEO of Phi Therapeutics, a microbiome company based in San Francisco. He has an extensive background in bio-organic chemistry, microbiology, synthetic biology, and microbiome research. Yug received his scientific training at several distinguished academic institutions, including Johns Hopkins University (PhD) and University of California, San Francisco.

Maria Cho, M.S. - COO



Maria Cho, MS is Phi’s business and regulatory expert with 15 years of experience in biologics testing and manufacturing. Maria's expertise is in business development, CMC and Program Management. With a MS in Biomedical Chemistry with an emphasis in Business Management, Maria supports Phi’s  licensing, business and contract negotiations for partnering and outsourced product development.