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Student & Alumni Achievements

Yale Alumnus Named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Healthcare

Mr. Travis Whitfill, co-founder of Azitra has been named one of “30 Under 30 in Healthcare” for 2018 by Forbes Magazine. Azitra is harnessing bacteria of the microbiome to treat skin diseases.

Mr. Whitfill graduated from the Yale School of Public Health in 2014 and is an associate research scientist in the department of pediatrics at Yale. His background began in molecular biology and biochemistry, after receiving scientific training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and Duke University. He is the co-founder of several additional startup companies, including a Connecticut-based microbiome company, Azitra Inc. He has a strong background in entrepreneurship and business, and as a partner in a venture capital fund, Bios Partners, also offers experience in public markets, drug development, and venture capital investments.

His research interests are in pediatric emergency medicine and health policy and the improvement of pediatric acute care across the United States.

[Photo: Mr. Travis Whitfill]