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Meet Our Founder

Inspired by the loss of my beloved little sister, Monica, I set out to create better nutrition solutions that she would have loved and could have given her greater control of her health. After graduating from Princeton and Harvard Business School, I ran large & successful health-focused companies where I learned about fine-tuning nutrition to achieve health goals. But it wasn't until I researched the science of the gut microbiome that I realized we could develop products that TRULY transform lives. Muniq is my tribute to Monica’s legacy.

Marc Washington
Founder & CEO

Inspired by the loss of my beloved little sister, Monica, I set out to create better nutrition solutions that she would have loved and could have given her greater control of her health. After graduating from Princeton and Harvard Business School, I ran large & successful health-focused companies where I learned about fine-tuning nutrition to achieve health goals. But it wasn't until I researched the science of the gut microbiome that I realized we could develop products that TRULY transform lives. Muniq is my tribute to Monica’s legacy.

Marc Washington
Founder & CEO

Meet Our Team


We are a team of accomplished scientists, innovators, and health enthusiasts. More importantly, we’re also busy parents who understand that staying on top of our health can sometimes feel like an impossible task. That’s why we’re so passionate about creating supremely effective, convenient, and delicious nutrition products that can change lives.

 

Our Scientific Advisory Board


Our Scientific Advisory Board keeps Muniq at the forefront of the latest research and innovation in health, nutrition, and the gut microbiome.

Dr. Victoria Niklas

Global Biotechnology & Life Sciences Executive/Advisor

Dr. Niklas, M.D. has a distinguished career in discovery research, clinical medicine, and education for healthcare systems. She earned her Doctor of Medicine and Master's in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Harvard. Dr. Niklas is an expert in the role of the gut microbiome in disorders & diseases and currently serves as the global head of medical affairs for products targeting neonatal complications for Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Her recognitions include being named among the Top African-American Business Professionals and Best Doctors in America.

Dr. Frank Greenway

Professor & Director at LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Dr. Greenway, M.D. holds degrees from Stanford University and UCLA, and created an obesity research clinic for the Harbor-UCLA endocrinology fellows. Dr. Greenway works on developing new treatments for obesity including drugs, supplements, medical foods and devices. His lab focuses on identifying foods with pharmacologic properties to treat obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Dr. Greenway is a highly sought-after advisor for pharmaceutical, biotech, and nutrition companies.

Dr. Jonathan Jacobs

Director, Jacobs Laboratory

Dr. Jonathan Jacobs, MD, PhD is a gastroenterologist, scientist, and microbiome expert studying the role of the gut microbiome in diseases including IBD and obesity. His research background is in immunology and its connection with the gut microbiome.  He received his MD and AB from Harvard and his PhD from UCLA. Dr. Jacobs’ experience includes a residency at Stanford and co-founding the Microbiome Center at UCLA, where he’s an Assistant Professor. Dr. Jacobs also has an active research program investigating the link between the intestinal microbiome and obesity.

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