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About Us

The CemVita Factory Team

We are a lean, multidisciplinary team that leverages our unique science via impactful projects that are essential to a sustainable future for humanity. Comprised of a group of over 20 scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs, our professional trajectories and individual passions for hacking the climate crisis led the way to our joining forces in this time-sensitive endeavor. Meet members of our team below.

Founders

Moji Karimi

Moji Karimi

Co-founder and CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Cemvita Factory, Moji is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur and engineer fluent in ideating, developing, and commercializing breakthrough technologies. With a proven track record of taking ideas to market, both at big companies and startups, his experiences range from developing advanced deepwater drilling methods to novel biotechnologies with applications in the energy and space industries.

In his previous endeavor, Moji joined Biota Technology, a 3-person company at the time, to start their Houston office and commercialize DNA Sequencing in the energy industry. In two short years, he grew Biota’s business to millions of dollars in revenue. Moji holds BS and MS degrees in drilling and petroleum engineering, respectively.

Dr. Tara Karimi

Dr. Tara Karimi

Co-founder and Chief Science Officer

Co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Cemvita Factory, Tara has devoted her academic and professional careers to studying biological systems and applying natural principles in the service of creating biologically-inspired technology. A multidisciplinary scientist, she has completed several projects in tissue engineering, genetic engineering, molecular and developmental biology, stem cell research, and regenerative medicine.

Connecting the dots between biology and chemistry led her to pioneering what she calls Cognitive Chemistry®. She is also the author of the Springer book titled “Molecular Mechanisms of Autonomy in Biological Systems by the Relativity of Code, Energy, and Mass.” Dr. Karimi received her Doctor in Veterinary Medicine & PhD in Biochemistry from Shiraz University; her Postdoc in Tissue Engineering from University of South Carolina; and Postdoc in Stem Cell Programming from Tulane University.

Cemvita Factory Team

Astrid Countee

Astrid Countee

Blake Manuel

Blake Manuel

Chioma Enechukwu

Chioma Enechukwu

Leyla Fahim

Leyla Fahim

MARCIO BUSI DA SILVA

MARCIO BUSI DA SILVA

MIGUEL CUEVA

MIGUEL CUEVA

Matin Hanifzadeh

Matin Hanifzadeh

Samantha albright

Samantha albright

Shehan Chandrasekera

Shehan Chandrasekera

Truong Nguyen

Truong Nguyen

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Houston, TX
R&D Center
phone number

+1 832-917-2353

Houston, TX
Scale-up Facility
phone number

+1 832-917-2353