Rico’s background is in computer science with a focus on machine learning and data engineering. During his undergrad in Germany, he co-founded a startup that built highly accurate smartphone body measurement algorithms and created the largest AI meetups in Germany, attended by thousands.
Prior to Retro, Rico cultivated his passion for biotech at Talus Biosciences where he joined as the first employee. There he built computational pipelines and infrastructure from scratch to enable the discovery of drug candidates for gene regulatory proteins.
Rico developed a vital interest in longevity and is eager to help tackle the underlying causes of aging and disease. At Retro, he contributes to the company’s mission by developing computational methods that play a fundamental role in developing new therapies and interpreting biological mechanisms.