Our team of doctors and scientists are global leaders in the fields of immunoregulation, neuroscience and, of course, mycobacteria. Get to know them.

Dr. Charles Akle

BSc.,MB,MS.,FRCS
Chief Medical Officer

A former surgeon, Charles is now focused on immunotherapy, specifically the relationship between the immune system and cancer, as well as the brain.

Robert Bates

CEO and Co-founder

Robert co-founded aurum+ alongside Dr Charles Akle, with the mission to find a drug-free, bioavailable solution to the global mental health crisis.

Prof. Christopher Lowry

Ph.D.
Neuroscientist

Neuroscientist and Associate Professor at University of Boulder, Colorado. His work focuses on the way neural mechanisms affect anxiety and affective disorders.

Dr. Satvinder Mudan

BSc., MBBS, MD, FRCS

A surgeon and leading expert in gastrointestinal cancer, looking at the effect of mycobacteria on chronic inflammation as it relates to cancer, stress, and the gut-brain axis.

Prof. Georges Bahr

Ph.D. FRCPath
Prof. of Immunology & Virology

Professor of Immunology and Virology and a leading voice in the field of mycobacterial immunity, his work shows the effect of mycobacteria on chronic inflammation.

Prof. Graham Rook

BA MB BChir MD
Prof. of Medical Microbiology

Emeritus Professor of Medical Microbiology at University College London. His research focuses on the health effects caused by diminishing exposure to microorganisms.