LAURA MOTTA-MENA, PH.D. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Motta-Mena received her Ph.D. degree in Biological Chemistry from UT Southwestern Medical Center. She has over 10 years of research & managerial experience, 8 publications and over 100 citations. She is also a graduate of the Entrepreneurship Lab NYC 2015 program, and the Health Wildcatters accelerator 2016 program.
KEVIN GARDNER, PH.D. Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Gardner received his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. He is the Director of the Structural Biology Initiative at CUNY's Advanced Science Research Center and a founding consultant for Peloton Therapeutics Inc. He also serves on the NYCEDC's LifeSciNYC Advisory Council.
JAHANARA ALI, PH.D. Business Advisor
Dr. Ali received her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology from New York University. She is the founder of Octane Ventures and was previously the SVP at the Partnership Fund for NYC. She has 16 years of experience on various sides of early stage biotech commercialization and startups.