The cures to many human diseases lie in the animal kingdom.

 
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News and Events

May 23, 2019

Fauna Bio is awarded an NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant

Fauna Bio is awarded an SBIR grant from the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) at the NIH to validate novel therapeutics identified with our multi-omics hibernation drug discovery platform.

May 23, 2019

Fauna Bio CEO, Ashley Zehnder, invited as an emerging life science founder for the SF Business Time Biotech Summit

Ashley discussed how Fauna Bio is compiling and mining animal data to identify drug targets for human diseases.

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March 19, 2019

Fauna Bio accepted into the 2019 CLSI-FAST program

Fauna Bio has begun a 12-week program that provides advice and coaching from local Biotech professionals on building an innovative business model, product development plans, and a compelling commercialization strategy. CLSI-FAST

Showcase to be held on June 11th, 2019


February 11, 2019

Fauna Bio awarded paid interns through the QB3-Berkeley Biotech Summer Internship Program

Fauna Bio is awarded two paid internship positions for the 10-week program to take place this summer. qb3-Berkeley-Intern


November 1, 2018

Fauna Bio moves across the Bay!

Fauna Bio headquarters are now based in the QB3 East Bay Innovation center in Berkeley California. This allows the company to utilize resources at the University of California-Berkeley and expand wet lab capabilities to begin testing initial predicted targets from the hibernation-based discovery platform.


October 9, 2018

Fauna Bio completes Age1 Accelerator

Fauna Bio participated in a 4-month accelerator program based in San Francisco that was launched by Longevity Fund. The program provides advice and support for burgeoning companies as well as 500k in seed funding. AGE 1


August 20, 2018

Fauna Bio partners with the Carey Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to understand changes in the gut microbiome and effects on gene expression

The results of shared research program will advance our knowledge of how the robust metabolic and nutritional shifts that occur seasonally in hibernating species may drive changes in chromatin state, and thus may provide key insight into the drivers of mammalian hibernation. Understanding mechanisms of hibernation has tremendous potential for translation to numerous aspects of human health and disease, including how to sustain the health of astronauts in the extreme environment of space.


September 15th, 2018

From Burrow to Bedside Conference

Researchers from around the United States came to Fauna Bio headquarters in San Francisco to discuss translating animal research into therapies. 

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August 20, 2018

Fauna Bio partners with the Carey Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to understand changes in the gut microbiome and effects on gene expression

The results of shared research program will advance our knowledge of how the robust metabolic and nutritional shifts that occur seasonally in hibernating species may drive changes in chromatin state, and thus may provide key insight into the drivers of mammalian hibernation. Understanding mechanisms of hibernation has tremendous potential for translation to numerous aspects of human health and disease, including how to sustain the health of astronauts in the extreme environment of space.

June 7th, 2018

Science of Rhythm Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences

The Fauna Bio team explained the value of hibernation research to the San Francisco community. 

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