Ryan Honaker, Ph.D.


Director of Microbiology



Presentation description:

A path to personalization: A direct-to-consumer scientific experience — Justin Shmalberg, DVM, DACVN, DACVSMR, chief nutrition officer; and Ryan Honaker, Ph.D., director of microbiology, NomNomNow, describe how a direct-to-consumer individualized fresh diet subscription service captured consumer data, built a scientific team and collaborations to evaluate the impacts of such information, and leveraged increasing knowledge of the pet microbiome to assess variability in pet response to different diet and nutraceutical choices with the aim of personalizing nutritional recommendations.


Honaker obtained his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Colorado Denver, completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford, and worked with several biotechnology startup ventures before ultimately serving in his current capacity as director of microbiology and microbiome research at NomNomNow.