Our Team

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Our leadership team is comprised of leading scientists, operators and entrepreneurs.


  • Wayne Yount, PhD

    Senior Vice President, Analytical & Formulation Sciences & Quality Control

  • Shankar Ramaswamy, MD

    Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

  • Nancy Bordelon, PhD, DABT

    Senior Vice President, Nonclinical Development

  • Mitch Lower

    Senior Vice President, Technical Operations

  • Michele Stone, PhD

    Chief Scientific Officer

  • Mark-Chen

    Mark Chen

    Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Program Management

  • lily-wan

    Lily Wan

    Senior Vice President, Business Operations and Corporate Alliance Management

  • Jennifer Coggburn

    Senior Vice President, People Operations

  • Erik Hughes, PhD

    Senior Vice President, Technical Development

  • Dana B. Johnson

    Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

  • Curt Herberts, MBS

    President & Chief Operating Officer

  • Britt Petty

    Chief Manufacturing Officer

  • Brian Furmanski, PhD

    Chief Regulatory Officer

  • Ashlyn Bassiri, PhD

    Senior Vice President, Nonclinical Safety, Immunology and Bio Analytics

Board of Directors

  • Shankar Ramaswamy, MD

    Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

  • Roger Jeffs, PhD

    Co-Founder and Vice Chairman

  • Neel Varshney, MD


  • Ilan Oren


  • Saira Ramasastry


  • Keith Manchester, MD


  • Jim Momtazee


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    Trit Garg, MD


  • Ryan-Gallagher

    Ryan Gallagher, PhD


Scientific and Strategic Advisors

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    C.R. Sincock, II

    Founding Investor and Senior Strategic Advisor

  • Fraser Wright, PhD

    Scientific Co-Founder and Chief Technology Advisor

  • Guangping Gao, PhD

    Scientific Advisory Board Member

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    Mark A. Kay, MD, PhD

    Scientific Advisory Board Member

  • Fátima Bosch, PhD

    Scientific Advisory Board Member

  • Fulvio Mavilio, PhD

    Scientific Advisory Board Member

  • Brenda Cooperstone, MD

    Chief Development Advisor