Transforming Nutrition for Good

We are redefining food by promoting healthy eating, sharing nutrition knowledge, and celebrating unique differences through personalized nutrition. Our passionate culture prioritizes trust, safeguarding your DNA data, and advancing our knowledge in this field.

Our Mission

At GenoPalate, we redefine nutrition by empowering you to unlock your genetic potential. Our mission is to revolutionize the way you approach nutrition, providing personalized guidance rooted in cutting-edge research. We equip you with the tools and knowledge to transform your health journey.

The Problem: A Paradigm Shift Needed

We recognize the alarming statistics: nearly 40% of adults and 18 million children in the United States suffer from metabolic health issues, while over 100 million people are pre-diabetic or diabetic. Traditional dieting approaches have fallen short in addressing these profound health challenges.

We aim to rewrite the nutrition story by embracing personalized nutrition based on each individual's genetic makeup. By bridging the gap between genetics and nutrition, we can empower you to take control of your health in a whole new way and unlock your full potential. 

Our Approach: Holistic Personalization

Your genetic variants influence approximately 30% of your overall health, far surpassing the impact of traditional healthcare at 9%. By analyzing your unique genetic makeup, we can unravel the mysteries behind how your body responds to different foods and nutrients. With this newfound knowledge, we'll help guide you towards a personalized nutrition plan that is tailor-made for you.

We don't stop at genetics. This approach also considers lifestyle, and personal preferences, empowering you to make informed choices based on your unique biology and living environment.

Continue to Learn: Shaping the Future of Personalized Nutrition

We firmly believe that food is medicine. However, the science behind how diet prevents, manages, and even reverses diseases is still in an early stage. As part of our unwavering commitment, we are embarking on a groundbreaking research collaboration—a space where you can actively participate and benefit. Our dedicated team invests substantial time and resources into expanding our knowledge of personalized nutrition. We are continuously striving to provide you with the most up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge so we can empower you to make the most impactful choices for your well-being.

Our Science Team

Our team is what makes GenoPalate truly special. We're a group of experts with a passion for molecular biology, genetics, clinical nutrition, and more. We work together closely to explore the exciting field of nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition. By combining our knowledge and skills, we turn your DNA into personalized guidance that's all about improving your health and well-being.

Sherry Zhang, Ph.D.

Founder & Chief Science Officer

Dr. Yi Sherry Zhang, a genomics researcher and health tech entrepreneur, has 17 years of experience in promoting health and wellness through science. Specializing in digital health innovations, she founded GenoPalate, a leading personalized nutrition provider. Sherry's work addresses dietary chronic illness with personalized care, analyzing millions of variables per person. Her achievements include receiving awards like 40 Under 40 and Women of Influence. She speaks at industry events and enjoys playing the piano and exploring healthy food options.

Hector Guillen, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research and Analytics

Dr. Hector Guillen is the Vice President of Research at GenoPalate, with a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. He has a strong background in gene expression, genetics, and DNA-protein interactions, and has worked in prestigious institutions including the Medical College of Wisconsin and Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Kristin Ricklefs-Johnson, Ph.D., RD

 Board Director, Nutrition Sciences Advisor

Dr. Kristin Ricklefs-Johnson is a registered dietitian (RDN) and a Ph.D. holder in Nutrition. Her expertise lies in insulin resistance and lipid metabolism disorders. She conducted post-doctoral research at Mayo Clinic, focusing on nutrition-related proteomics and metabolic studies, and is interested in unraveling the genetic biomarkers influencing nutrition-related health outcomes.

Frankie O' Brien, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Head Clinical Dietitian

Frankie O'Brien is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of expertise include mindful eating, weight management, performance nutrition, and helping individuals develop a healthy relationship with food, promoting long-term sustainable changes and body trust.

Empowering a Nutritional Revolution

Join us on this revolutionary path towards personalized nutrition. Embrace the power of genetic testing and unlock a world of possibilities for your health and well-being. Together, let's rewrite the story of nutrition, one gene at a time.