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The GENEius Team


Igor Rafalovich


Igor has a background in microbiology, biochemistry, and neuroscience. He has spent 9 years in Biology research. Most recently, he has been working in software engineering. Igor received his B.S. from the University of South Florida.


Nicholas Bowman, phd

Data Science

Nick has held various data - related roles over the last ten years, most recently as a data scientist. He got started while getting his PhD in neuroscience from Northwestern University, where he focused on the neural mechanisms of decision-making. He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago.

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Natalie Yefimenko, ms

Genetic Testing

Natalie is a molecular genetics scientist with over ten years of clinical laboratory experience specializing in genetics and personalized medicine. Natalie's extensive research background includes co-authoring numerous studies in collaboration with organizations such as the NIH and Yale School of Medicine. She obtained her Masters in Biotechnology from the University of South Florida School of Medicine and is certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.  

Gus Halwani, phd

Product Development

Gus has been building bridges between the science of learning and the art of teaching by forming a cooperative of learning researchers, educators, and ed-tech partners and exploring ways to integrate the latest in technology into education and training programs for students and athletes. He received his PhD in Health Sciences & Technology, concentrating in neurophysiology, from MIT.


Lilla Dale Mcmannis, phd

Consulting Psychologist

Lilla Dale McManis, MEd, PhD, is an educational psychologist who specializes in learning and cognition. She has experience with direct instruction, program and product design, and conducting research. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Texas, and research director for an educational technology company, Dr. McManis is currently the Chief Knowledge Officer for a family-centered telehealth company. Through this work and consulting, she uses her training and experience to promote optimal outcomes by translating research into meaningful practice.