The Merso Labs Team


Established in 2017, Merso Labs was founded by UCSB alumni Kaleb Asfaha while he was in graduate school at UC Berkeley. Our team is comprised of top talent spanning the agricultural, financial, and pharmaceutical industries. We incorporate the latest scientific innovations in analytical chemistry to deliver accurate and efficient results to cultivators, distributors, and manufacturers in the cannabis industry.

Ever adapting to a changing world, the focus of Merso Labs shifted after the pandemic hit to support a community in need. With the help of local and state officials, we received our Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certificate from the FDA for a COVID-19 testing facility and began processing clinical samples. Our start-up company actively supports access to testing for essential personnel within the public sector, including healthcare workers on the front lines.

Today, Merso Labs’ research and development team continues strict regulatory testing techniques, including specialized laboratory protocols, automation techniques and collection methods. Our goal at Merso Labs is to cultivate scientific credibility in the cannabis community, focus on integrity, safety and sustainability, while offering competitive pricing along the way.

About Us

Executive Team

Our team brings extensive testing and analytics expertise to the field with the belief that progress can be driven through empirical research rather than trial and error.

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Kaleb Asfaha

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder

Siheen Asfaha

CFO Consultant

Scott McDonald

Medical Director

Kali Freeman
Ryan OConnell

Director of Sales and Business Development

Ryan O'Connell


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