CosmosID was founded in 2008 by molecular microbiologist, Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Colwell was the 11th Director of the National Science Foundation from 1998 to 2004 and the recipient of the 2006 National Medal of Science of the United States and the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize. Dr. Colwell is a member of the National Academy of Science and has authored or co-authored 17 books and more than 750 scientific publications. Through her scientific leadership, CosmosID is focused on providing innovative solutions for the increasing need of rapid microbial identification and pathogen diagnosis.
Rockville, US
Size (employees)
14 (est)+8%
CosmosID was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Rockville, US
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Key People/Management at CosmosID

Thomas A. Cebula

Thomas A. Cebula

Chief Technology Officer
Rita R. Colwell

Rita R. Colwell

Founder and Director

CosmosID Office Locations

CosmosID has an office in Rockville
Rockville, US (HQ)
1600 E Gude Dr
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CosmosID Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$7.2 m

Latest funding size

$6 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago


CosmosID's latest funding round in January 2016 was reported to be $6 m. In total, CosmosID has raised $7.2 m
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