Our mission at HumanCode is to help
people live their life to the fullest
through understanding their genetics.

Meet the Team

To fulfill our mission, we collaborate across 3 core disciplines: life sciences, computer science, and human-centered design. We have assembled a team of passionate innovators who are obsessed with revealing and delivering the benefits of personal genomics to all people.

Together, we have over 50 years combined experience in digital health, mobile app development, machine learning, genomics science and research, and mobile product design.

Chris Glode Co-founder & CEO

Chris brings over a decade of mobile product development and marketing experience to help build the next generation of personal genomics apps. Chris was an early lead at MapMyFitness, where he helped grow the mobile platform to over 20 million users across MapMyRun and MapMyRide. Following the acquisition by Under Armour, Chris led digital product management across the Connect Fitness business unit. Chris was a key member of the leadership team who acquired MyFitnessPal and Endomondo, merging them to form the world’s largest platform for mobile health and fitness communities and tools. Chris’s passion lies in using mobile technology to help people live a better life.

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Ryan Trunck Co-founder & VP of Engineering

Ryan leads the engineering team developing cutting edge technology from machine learning to iOS app development, to a scalable genomic processing infrastructure. Previously a practicing intellectual property law attorney Ryan also manages intellectual property protection for HumanCode.

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Jennifer Lescallett Co-founder & Commercial Development

Jennifer’s career has spanned the genomics era. Starting at OncorMed in the mid-90’s, she worked in research and development, creating novel hereditary genetic tests for cancer. She then moved to
Affymetrix, a company that pioneered the DNA microarray field, where she spent 18 years growing the Service and Support organization. Jennifer has a passion for making DNA kitchen-table talk – accessible for all to explore, learn, and empower.

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Josh Fuller Brand & Creative Director

Josh has been leading digital creative for nearly 20 years. Founding his first digital agency in Denver in 2003 he has expanded his career ever since. Before deciding to join HumanCode and build the brand and product experience from scratch he was the Studio Director of Deloitte Digital Amsterdam. His time in Europe served to expand his understanding of how global brands succeed. He returned to Denver with his wife and young daughter, Siena.

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Rani Powers Sr. Manager of Innovation

Rani is a Computational Biologist with diverse expertise in the fields of genomics, application development and machine learning. She has pioneered an intricate system that is responsible for our trait prediction system and comparison modules.

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Jessica Carver Marketing Coordinator

Jessica brings a background in evolutionary biology and over 5 years of recruiting, marketing and HR expertise to HumanCode. You could say she is a jack of all trades and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Her vast experience allows her to effectively manage and coordinate the day to day activities at our Denver headquarters. Making sure we have an awesome working environment, effective marketing campaigns and leave a lasting impression on anyone touched by HumanCode is what she does best.

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Advisory Board

Industry leading advice, support and direction

Audrey Hendricks, PhD Assistant Professor Math/Stats University of Colorado

Audrey earned her PhD in Biostatistics from Boston University and received post-doctoral training from the Sanger Institute in England and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Her research includes developing and applying methods to better use large, publicly available datasets to understand health and disease. As an Assistant Professor in Statistics at CU-Denver, she is also passionate about statistics education and understanding in the general public and believes that complex information must be presented intuitively and truthfully. 

Austin Larson, MD Medical Genetics/Biochemical Genetics Fellow at University of Colorado, Advisor

Austin Larson is a board-certified pediatrician and medical geneticist. He graduated from Dartmouth College and Brown University and his clinical practice is in Denver, Colorado. His research focuses on mitochondrial diseases and on the impact of genomic testing in diagnosis of pediatric diseases. 

Erin O’Toole, M.S. Prenatal and Preconception Genetic Counselor

As a certified genetic counselor, Erin specializes in prenatal and preconception genetic topics. She enjoys helping people understand their genetic information so they can plan for the future ahead.

Carlos D. Bustamante, PhD Professor of Biomedical Data Science of Genetics

For the past 15 years, Dr. Carlos Bustamante has led a multidisciplinary team working on problems at the interface of computational and biological sciences. His research has focused on reducing health disparities in genomics and empowered decision-makers to utilize data science in the service of improving human health. His current goal, as an academic, a business owner, and a Chan Zuckerberg Investigator, is to scale these operations from focusing on researchers to consumers and patients, where he ultimately wants his work to have the greatest impact.

HumanCode Careers

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HumanCode develops next-generation personal genomics applications. The human genome contains powerful information that will improve the way we live; we create experiences to help people unlock these insights to live their life to the fullest.

We are always growing our team of scientists, engineers and designers.

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We are a Denver-based application development group who is building a team that will change the way people use and interact with their DNA. Translating science into a daily experience, our goal is to unlock the world of genomics through easy-to-use apps.

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