Jonathan Scheiman & Chris Mullin talk Basketball & the Science of Gut Health on Holding Court


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Jonathan Scheiman, PHD CEO & Co-Founder FitBiomics
Dr. Jonathan Scheiman grew up in Greenwich Village, NY. After attending Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, he was awarded a partial academic scholarship to attend St. John’s University in pursuit of a major in biology and secured a roster spot as a four-year student-athlete on the men’s basketball team. His team won a BIG EAST Championship his freshman year, and a National Invitational Tournament (NIT) title in his senior year.
Dr. Scheiman, is now CEO and co-founder of Fitbiomics, a microbiome and biotechnology company based in New York that is utilizing next-generation sequencing to understand what makes elite athletes unique and translates that information into nutrition to benefit the masses. His company is launching the world’s first athlete derived probiotic in the first quarter of 2021.
He credits his trajectory from athlete to scientist to CEO to his education from St. John’s University for giving him a roadmap to forge his passion and research, in the pursuit of expanding the “Intersection of Sports and Science.”
Chris Mullin - NBA Hall of Fame Player
is a former professional basketball player, executive and coach. He is a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee (in 2010 as a member of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team—"The Dream Team"—and in 2011 for his individual career).

Mullin played shooting guard and small forward in the NBA from 1985 to 2001. During his college basketball career for the St. John's Redmen, he was named Big East Player of the Year three times and was a member of the 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball team, Mullin was chosen as the seventh pick by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft. He returned to the Olympics in 1992 as a member of the "Dream Team", which was the first American Olympic basketball team to include professional players.

He played with the Warriors from the 1985–86 until the 1996–97 season. Thereafter, Mullin played with the Indiana Pacers from 1997 until the 1999–2000 season. He retired after the 2000–01 season, playing for his original team, the Warriors. He later served as special advisor for the Sacramento Kings and general manager of the Golden State Warriors.

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