Name: Irene Gabashvili
Location: Silicon Valley, California
Occupation: Founder of Aurametrix, Inc
As a child in the Kransnodar region of the Soviet Union, Irene Gabashvili read about female scientists like the pioneer of radiology, Marie Curie, and found herself inspired by the idea of not only breaking the glass ceiling, but inventing an entirely new method of helping patients within the field of medicine. She found herself always wondering about the origin of life, and she translated this relentless curiosity into her study of physics and biophysics at such illustrious institutions as Texas Health Center and the Department of Medicine at Stanford University.
Over time, Irene realized that there was a serious need for people to be able to alleviate symptoms for certain chronic ailments and conditions on their own. She believed that it was important to find a way for patients to apply analysis to their daily lives so they could live healthier, with more tools to monitor diet, activity and symptoms at their disposal. By uniting new technology with her understanding of science and medicine, Irene developed Aurametrix, a simple, straightforward tool that allows anyone to see how they can make tiny changes to alleviate some of their more negative symptoms, even if it’s just something straightforward, like avoiding that extra slice of fried eggplant or getting nine hours of sleep instead of seven.