Meet our Team

We are groundbreaking leaders, scientists, investors, community luminaries, and thinkers.

Executive Leadership

Ryan Fox, MS


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Chief Executive Officer

Lutz Giebel, PhD


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Executive Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder

Garin Murphy, JD, MBA


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Chief Business Officer & General Counsel

David Crampton, MBA, MS


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Chief Financial Officer

Ventures

Peter Alff, PhD


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Senior Venture Partner

Rich Ganz, MBA


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Senior Venture Partner

Michael Kalos, PhD


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Senior Venture Partner
& Head of Cell Therapy

Laura Crawford PhD, DABT, RAC-Drugs


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Senior Director,
Drug Development

Brittany Fitzgerald, PhD


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Chief of Staff to Chief Operating Officer & Associate Director

Taylor Harned, PhD


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Associate Director

Colin Sheehan, PhD


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Associate Director

Aubrey Smith, PhD


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Associate Director

Jennifer Vella-Chentorycki, PhD


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Associate Director

Jordan Webb, PhD


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Associate Director

Amanda Hutchins, MS


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University Relations Manager

Research & Development

William Han, JD, PhD


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Vice President & Head of
Intellectual Property

Kenneth J. Olivier, PHD


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Development and Regulatory Advisor

Hua Liao, PhD


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Vice President & Head of Pharmacology & Biochemistry

William Miller, PhD


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Vice President & Head of
Medicinal Chemistry

Chris Ryan, PhD


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Vice President of CMC

Jason Rizzo, PhD, MD


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Senior Director &
Head of Translational Biology

Miguel Castellanos, MSc


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Director of Quality Assurance

Omar Khan, PhD


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Director of Cell Therapy

Malachi Blundon, PhD


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Grant Administrator

Diane Yu, PhD


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Associate Director, Biology

Shruti Parab, MS


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CMC Consultant

Bruce Weaver, MS


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CMC Consultant

Legal

Human Resources

Lauren Valmont


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Human Resources Generalist

Finance & Accounting

Ted Murphy, MBA


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Vice President of Finance

Brett Katz


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Finance and Data Analyst

Executive Support

Amanda Kneipp


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Office Manager and Executive Assistant to CBO, CFO, & CEO