Executive Director


Focus Area: Healthcare

Carolyn Edelstein is the co-founder and executive director of OpenBiome. Previously, Carolyn worked at USAID, where she helped launch the Global Innovation Fund. She holds an MPA and a BA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she was awarded the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) Fellowship.

OpenBiome expands safe access to fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) and catalyzes research into the human microbiome. Working with clinicians to make FMT easier, safer, and more widely available, OpenBiome provides hospitals with screened, frozen material ready for clinical use. This service eliminates the time, staff, protocols, and facilities needed to screen and prepare material from new donors for each treatment.

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