The NextRNA Team

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NextRNA Leadership

NextRNA Team

Aditya Pawar
Bioinformatician II
Andrey Dobroff, PhD
Principal Scientist, Target Validation
Julia A Novina, Esq.
Co-founder & CLO
Jarnail Singh, PhD
Associate Director, Oncology
Spencer Truesdell, MEng
Senior Research Associate II, Biology
Sara LaFleur
Executive Assistant
Nilesh Amatya, PhD
Senior Scientist, Biology
Lalit K. Sharma, PhD
Director, Chemistry
Bhalchandra Rao, PhD
Senior Scientist I, Biology
Lina Freitas, PhD
Senior Operations Manager
Yoandris Del Toro
Principal Scientist, Biochemistry/Biophysics
Alex Bartlett, MS
Senior Research Associate II
JS Cleiftie, MS, MBA
CBO & Head of Finance
Leon Wert-Lamas, PhD
Co-Founder, Scientist II
Libère Ndacayisaba, PhD
Computational Biologist II
Jason Katz, PhD
VP, Head of Drug Discovery
Amanda Joy
Platform Technology Co-Op
Franz Gruswitz, PhD
Director of RNA and Protein Sciences
Kerry McGrath, CPA, MS
Controller/Director of Finance
François Brucelle, PhD
Senior Scientist, Chemistry
Ahmed Said
Senior Scientist, Chemistry
Lorena Pantano, PhD
Director, Head of Computational Biology
Pankti Gosar
Computational Biology Co-Op
Luisa Coakley
DevOps I
Dominique Verhelle, PhD, MBA
Co-Founder, CEO & CSO
Anderson Zhao
Senior Scientist, Biology
Cathy Folster
Director of Operations
Matthew Jones
Senior Director/Head Technology Platform
Zori Vargas
Senior Research Associate I


Board Members