Team

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Bernat Olle, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

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Bernat Olle, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Olle is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Biosciences. He has been a member of the founding teams of several companies of the PureTech portfolio and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Vedanta Biosciences and Follica Biosciences.

In 2013 Dr. Olle was named "Innovator of the Year" in MIT Technology Review Spain's "Innovators under 35" awards. He also received the 2019 Barry M. Portnoy Immigrant Entrepreneur Award from The Immigrant Learning Center.

He completed his doctoral work at the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT, where he developed a novel method for large-scale bacterial culture. During his graduate work, Dr. Olle was awarded the "la Caixa" fellowship. Dr. Olle received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Catalonia, his M.S. and PhD. in Chemical Engineering Practice from MIT, and his M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has published his work in journals including Nature and Nature Biotechnology.

Ending the War on Microbes | Bernat Olle | TEDxCambridge

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Dan Couto

Chief Operating Officer

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Dan Couto

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Couto has 25 years of experience in biotechnology, biologics drug development and CGMP manufacturing, including at Merck Sharp Dohme Biologics UK (formerly Avecia Biologics) where he served as Vice President of Commercial Manufacturing Operations and was responsible for late stage and commercial manufacturing operations. In addition, Mr. Couto has held senior positions with several biotech companies including Nuvelo, Genzyme Transgenics and Advanced Biosystems and, most recently, was Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Facilities Operations at ContraFect Corporation where he was responsible for chemistry & manufacturing controls, supply chain, quality assurance and facilities.

Mr. Couto holds multiple U.S. patents. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Jeffrey Silber, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

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Jeffrey Silber, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Silber joined Vedanta as its first Chief Medical Officer in September 2020.  He has over 30 years of academic and pharmaceutical industry experience, having most recently served as Senior Vice President in Clinical Development and Head of Development Sciences at EMD Serono/Merck KGaA.  While there, he oversaw Global Program Leadership, Global Patient Safety, Fertility/Endocrine Clinical Research, and more recently Biostatistics & Epidemiology and Translational Medicine.  

Before joining EMD Serono, Dr. Silber was Vice President and Head of Strategic Portfolio Development at AbbVie.  Prior to that, he served in roles of increasing responsibility in Vaccines, Anti-infectives, and Neuroscience over a 16-year career at Merck & Co., ultimately rising to the position of Vice President and Therapeutic Area Head, Vaccine Clinical Research. He previously served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in Camden, NJ. 

Dr. Silber received his B.A. from Harvard and his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He completed training in Internal Medicine at NYU Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital and in Infectious Diseases at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Mark Mullikin

Chief Financial Officer

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Mark Mullikin

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Mullikin was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Vedanta in February 2021. He brings with him 25 years of experience raising and deploying capital for life sciences companies, most recently at Editas Medicine, where he served as Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations and was involved in raising $700 million of equity capital.

Prior to this role, Mr. Mullikin worked for Novartis, focusing on financial and strategic planning as well as health economics and pricing. Before Novartis, he was a healthcare equity analyst at Adage Capital Management and Piper Sandler and began his career in the finance and strategy practice at Deloitte Consulting.

Mr. Mullikin earned his M.B.A. in finance from the MIT Sloan School of Management and his B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.
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Anne Kuan

SVP, Regulatory Affairs

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Steven Shiff, M.D.

SVP, Clinical Research

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Edward Armstrong

VP, Quality

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Jack Kyte

VP, Human Resources

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Jason Ellow

VP, Production

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Maggie McGuigan

VP, Finance

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Mary Garfield

VP, Clinical Operations

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Quinn Dinh

VP, Medical Affairs

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Svetlana Komarnitsky

VP, Program & Alliance Management

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Addie Ferrer

QC Specialist

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Alexandrea Kreuser

Supervisor, Clinical Supply

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Alicia Szretter

Director, CMC Operations & Strategic Planning

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Amanda Prince

Associate Director, Immunology

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Andre Henriques

Senior Manufacturing Associate

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Andrea Watson

Scientist II, Bioinformatics

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Anna Yuan

Senior Clinical Research Scientist

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Betty Alemayehu

Manufacturing Associate

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Brian Aguilar

Associate Director, Technical Operations

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Cameron Russell

PRA, Microbiology & In Vivo Pharmacology

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Carolina Lyon De Ana

Scientist II, Immunology

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Caylie Ascolillo

Human Resources Generalist

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Chad Bodeau

Senior Facilities Engineer

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Chris Marcotte

Lead Manufacturing Associate

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Deniz Ozaslan

Director, Program & Alliance Management

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Douglas Ducharme

Quality Assurance Compliance

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Emily Crossette

Senior Scientist, Modeling & Statistics

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Erica Darrah

Research Associate, Analytical Development

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Greg Medlock

Greg Medlock, Director, Research, Micro & Translational

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Harshini Mallipeddi

Senior Validation Engineer

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Henok Kaptimer

Supply Chain Supervisor

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Isabella Newbert

Clinical Trial Associate

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Jason Norman, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Systems Biology

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Joseph Oh

Director, Quality Assurance Operations

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Kathryn Dudley

Executive Assistant

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KerriAnn MacNeil

Associate Director, Facilities

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Kristen Schick

Quality Control Specialist II

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Laura Tracey

Office Manager & Receptionist

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Lhakyi Lokyitsang

Manager, Laboratory Operations & Environmental Health and Safety

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Lizmarie Manzano

Senior Manager, QA Supplier Management

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Lou Cornacchione

Senior Scientist, Microbiology

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Matthew Schinn

Senior Scientist, Computational Biology

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Max Kraft

Principal Quality Control Specialist

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Mahreen Shaikh

Senior Manager, QA Validation

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Marlena Keisler

Senior Research Associate, Molecular Biology

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Neil Roy

Clinical Research Scientist

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Nicholas Carmilia

Process Development Engineer

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Patriciah Wangui

Process Engineer

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Philip Ricercato

Sr. Manager, Procurement

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Prineeta Kulkarni

Director, Strategy & Corporate Development

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Rajita Menon

Associate Director, Modeling & Statistics

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Rakesh Somashekar

Senior Procurement Associate

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Raymond DiDonna

Senior Manager, IT Infrastructure & Operations

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Rayssa Delorey

Technical Operations Engineer

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Robert D’Orazio

Manager, Manufacturing

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Ryan Garrett

Director, Process Development

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Samuel Perakis

Senior Quality Control Specialist

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Scott Buresh

Senior Research Associate, Process Characterization

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Shana Shukry

Senior Clinical Trial Manager

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Sofiya Pethania

Supervisor, Document Control & Training

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Steve Derby

QA Supervisor

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Steve Megna

Senior Manufacturing Associate

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Tao Xu

Sr. Scientist, Analytical Development

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Thanh Hoang

Process Engineer II

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Timothy Langridge

Scientist II, Formulation & Lyophyilization Development/Process Development

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Tyler Hale

Quality Control Manager

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Vitor Piveta

Senior Manufacturing Associate

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Wei-An Chen

Senior Research Associate, Bioinformatics

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William Greaves-Tunnell

Senior Research Associate, Process Characterization

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Zachary Wilson

Associate Director, Quality Control

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Zack Anderson

Senior Research Associate, Microbiology