Nick Conley, PhD
Start-Up Enterprises & Entrepreneurship
Co-founder & CEO
Dr. Nick Conley is co-founder and CEO of EpiBiome, a venture-backed precision microbiome engineering company with 10 employees located in South San Francisco, California. Dr. Conley was a Beckman Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin from 2001-2002, which proved to be the defining experience that most influenced his future career path. After completing a BS in Chemistry, he attended Stanford University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a G.J. Lieberman Fellow, where he earned his PhD in 2010 from Prof. W. E. Moerner, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Prof. Bob Waymouth. Eager to expand his scientific toolbox, Dr. Conley completed a three-year postdoc as a Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholar and a Younger Fellow, working with Prof. Matt Scott in the Department of Developmental Biology within the Stanford School of Medicine. For two years before founding EpiBiome, Dr. Conley developed next-generation hard disk drive (HDD) technologies as a research engineer at HGST, a Western Digital Company. He has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles and holds several patents. He has founded three skincare companies and an oral health company. During his free time, he enjoys competing in triathlons and spending time with his basset hound.