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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Simona Levi

Chief Legal Officer

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Anne Kuan

SVP Regulatory Affairs

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Debra Winslow

VP, Program Management & Operations Planning

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Debra Winslow

VP, Program Management & Operations Planning

Deb Winslow has joined Vedanta after working in the biotech industry for over 25 years in various roles from early product development through commercialization.  She received a BS in biochemistry from UNH, an MBA from Bentley University, is a Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC) professional and a Project Management Professional (PMP).  Her roles is to set up program management and operational planning systems to ensure successful program execution across the company.

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Jack Kyte

VP, Human Resources

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Lorraine Hughes

VP, Clinical Operations

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Lorraine Hughes

VP, Clinical Operations

Lorraine Hughes joined Vedanta with over 30 years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience providing strategic and operational leadership in multiple therapeutic areas, including but not limited to, leading the efforts of clinical operation teams conducting clinical trials for registration and approval of new drug applications. She received her BS in biology from Towson University and MS in Business from Johns Hopkins University.

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Maggie McGuigan

VP, Finance

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Abigayle Mrozinkski

Principal QC Specialist, Raw Materials

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Adam Curet

Manager, Laboratory Operations & Environmental Health and Safety

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Adrian Douglas

Maintenance Technician

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Alexandrea Kreuser

Lead Clinical Supply Associate

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Alicia Szretter

Associate Director, Manufacturing

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Amanda Prince

Sr. Scientist, Immunology

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Andre Henriques

Manufacturing Associate

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Andrea Watson

Scientist I, Bioinformatics

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Anna Yuan

Clinical Research Scientist

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Caylie Ascolillo

HR Associate

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Charlene Peters

AP & Payroll Specialist

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Chris Marcotte

Manufacturing Associate

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Cintia Felix

Scientist II, Analytical Development

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Dan Clarici

Process Engineer II

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Dave Pais

Sr. Director Program Management

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Diana Wiesnoski

Scientist I, Molecular Biology

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Emily Crossette

Scientist II, Modeling & Statistics

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Francisco Maldonado-Arocho

Senior Scientist, Analytical Development

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Greg Medlock

Director, Research

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Harshini Mallipeddi

Validation Engineer

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Henok Kaptimer

Supply Chain Supervisor

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Isabella Newbert

Clinical Trial Associate

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Jack (Roscoe) Cunningham

Sr. Sample Management Associate

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Jared Gibbs

Manufacturing Associate

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Jason Norman, Ph.D.

Director, Systems Biology

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Joe Almodovar

Document Control and Record Management Specialist

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John Caccaviello

Clinical Trial Associate

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John Woelflein

Manager, Manufacturing Investigations

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Kathryn Dudley

EA & Executive Administrator

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Kayleigh McLean

Research Associate, Molecular Bio & Sequencing

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Kristen Hughes

Sr. Quality Assurance Specialist

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Laura Sayers

Lead Procurement Associate

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Lou Cornacchione

Scientist II

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Max Kraft

Senior Quality Control Specialist

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Mahreen Shaikh

Quality Assurance Validation Manager

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Maya Gough

Scientist I, Immunology

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Mitra Shirolkar

QA Specialist

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Mollie Murnane

Process Development Engineer

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Nicholas Carmilia

Process Development Engineer

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Patriciah Wangui

Manufacturing Associate

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Patrick MacNeal

Sr. Manager, Supply Chain

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Paul Senatus

Manufacturing Supervisor

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Philip Ricercato

Procurement Manager

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Rajita Menon

Associate Director, Modeling & Statistics

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Raymond DiDonna

Manager, IT Infrastructure & Operations

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Rayssa Delorey

Technical Operations Engineer

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Riley Tiffany

Clinical Trial Associate

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Robert D’Orazio

Lead Manufacturing Associate

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Rohan Chengappa

Process Development Engineer

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Rowan Pereira

Facilities Administrator

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Shana Shukry

Clinical Trial Manager

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Silvia Caballero, Ph.D.

Director, Infectious Diseases

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Steve Derby

Manufacturing Supervisor

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Steve Megna

Manufacturing Associate

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Suzanne Bedard-Shurtleff

Principal Research Associate, Infectious Diseases

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Thomas O'Brien

Sr. Director, Quality

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Tyler Hale

Quality Control Supervisor

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Vitor Piveta

Manufacturing Associate

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Wajd Alsharif

Research Associate, Microbiology

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Zack Anderson

Research Associate, Microbiology