Our Team

Peter Alff

Senior Venture Partner

 

Marc Appel

Founder & CEO

 

Miguel Castellanos

Director of Quality Assurance

 

Catherine DeMarr

VP of Human Resources

Brittany Fitzgerald

Chief of Staff to COO

& Associate Director

 

Ryan Fox

Chief Operating Officer

 

John Freshley

Venture Partner

 

Richard Ganz

Senior Venture Partner

 

Lutz Giebel

Executive Chairman

 

Bill Han

VP & Head of Intellectual Property

 

Lauren Huizenga

Associate General Counsel

 

Amanda Hutchins

HR Generalist & Scientific Recruiter

 

Michael Kalos

SVP & Head of Cell Therapy

Brett Katz

Investment Analyst

 

Omar Khan

Director of Cell Therapy

 

Amanda Kneipp

Executive Assistant to COO & CBO

 

Hua Liao

VP & Head of Pharmacology

& Biochemistry

Patricia Luna

Controller

Bill Miller

VP & Head of Medicinal Chemistry

 

Garin Murphy

Chief Business Officer

& General Counsel

 

Rishi Nair

Head of Crypto Strategy

 

Taylor Negrete

Executive Assistant to CEO

 

Ken Olivier

Chief Development Officer

 

Shruti Parab

CMC Consultant

 

Jason Rizzo

Senior Director &

Head of Translational Biology

 

Christopher Ryan

Vice President of CMC

 

Colin Sheehan

Associate Director

 

Aubrey Smith

Associate Director

Glenn Smits

VP Non-Clinical Safety & Toxicology

Jennifer Vella-Chentorycki

Associate Director

 

Bruce Weaver

CMC Consultant

 

Diane Yu

Chief of Staff to CEO 

& Associate Director