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Team Members Investment PETER KOLCHINSKY, PhD RAJEEV SHAH ANDREW LEVIN, MD/PhD JOSH RESNICK, MD MARIO BARRO, PhD GUNES BOZKURT, PhD TESS CAMERON NATE DAVIS DEREK DiROCCO, PhD CRISTINA GHENOIU, PhD REZ HALSE, PhD MATTHEW HAMMOND, PhD, MBA NATHANIEL BROOKS HORWITZ ANURAG KONDAPALLI BRIAN LEWANDOWSKI, MBA DAN MARKS, PhD ZACH SCHEINER, PhD JAKE SIMSON, PhD PRITHVIRAJ SINGHA ROY LAURA STOPPEL, PhD LAURA TADVALKAR, PhD TechAtlas/Research ANTHONY ARCECI, PhD DANIEL BAHCHELI PETER BALOGH MATT BEVERLY, PhD DREW BIEDERMANN, PhD ASTHA BILIMORIA ANA CASTRO ROSS CHIKARMANE, PhD SAMUEL CHOWDHURY ERIN CLUTTER MEREDITH COLLINS ANDREW COSTENOBLE CAMERON DECKER MAX DENIES, PhD MATT FERESTEN GABE FOX, PhD MICHAEL GILLESPIE, MD EMILY GREEN BRACKETT HARDY JENNA HEBERT, PhD PEYMAN HOSSEINCHI, PhD SONIA KARTHA, PhD JAIMIE KIRKPATRICK TYLER KOWALSKI CHRISTY KUO, PhD ALYSSA LARSON, PhD PRISCILLA LEE, PhD CHRISTINA LILLIEHOOK, PhD MEGAN LIPCSEY, MD JON LUNDT, PhD SRI MAHENDRA DAVID MIGL, PhD CRISTINA MONTERO, PhD KATE MOREAU, PhD FUAD NASER, PhD JOSH PARKER JONATHAN PRITZ, PhD JACQUELINE RHUDA ERICH SCHELLER, PhD REBECCA SILBERMAN, PhD MONICA STANCIU, PhD ALEX STRASSER HENRY STUSNICK KRITI SUBRAMANYAM, PhD KALEEN SULLIVAN DING SUN KATHERINE TERRANOVA ABHISHEK THAKAR TOM THOMAS, PhD MICHAEL VARNUM SHAN SHAN WANG, PhD EMORY WERNER, MD Operations PIETER BOELHOUWER ADISON BECKER BRIAN BENNETT JEFF BREAY AMBER BROWN CHRIS CALIRI MICHAEL CALORE HARVEY CHAN LORENA CHEN, CPA LAURA CLOSE EBONY COTTERELL DAVID CROWE THOMAS CULMAN KLIO DiCENZO JOHN DiNAPOLI CAT FLAHERTY CANDICE GALVEZ ERNESTO GONZALEZ LUCAS GUEVARA NIKKI HECHT BENJAMIN HICKS LE HO SHANNON HOLT MARIAGRACE HOULLAHAN BRENDAN JOYCE KATIE MAHER, PhD ALEX MARTINEZ-FORTE KATE MCKENNA BRITTANY McKINNON TOM MICHALIK, CFA, CAIA CHRIS MORRISON JOEY O'NEILL CRAIG RANDALL SARAH REED ERIC ROSE, MAcc, CFA, CPA RYAN RUSSELL JESSICA SAGERS, PhD MICHAEL SAULNIER, CPA BRETT SCHELLER EMILIE SCHLEER JAMES SCHNEIDER DANIEL SLESINSKI PHI THACH JACK VAILAS TJ WARWICK BETHANY WRIGHT RA Ventures ALLY BOERTZEL NATALIE CAMACHO HABIB DABLE CONY D'CRUZ MILIND DESHPANDE, PhD JAMIE DONOVAN RAMIN FARZANEH-FAR, MD COSMAS GIALLOURAKIS EMILY GRANSKY EMILY MINKOW ROBERT NICOL, PhD MEGHAN PETROWSKI KAT RIESEN MICHAEL ROSENZWEIG DVM, PhD J. MICHAEL RYAN, MD GERALD SEWACK, PhD NADIM SHOHDY, PhD Advisors JOEL C. BARRISH, Ph.D. VIRGINIA BURGER, PhD MIKE CLOONAN DANIEL GRAU SADIK KASSIM. PhD PATRICK TROJER, PhD Emeritus JESSE CHEN, PhD BEN DAKE, PhD DANIELLE FELDMAN, PhD VIKRAM SHEEL KUMAR, MD JAMES McARTHUR, PhD TIMOTHY NOYES, MBA SOUMYA RAY, PhD ALONSO RICARDO, PhD ADAM ROSENBERG Join Our Team Videos
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PETER KOLCHINSKY, PhD

Managing Partner

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PETER KOLCHINSKY, PhD

Managing Partner

Peter Kolchinsky is a founder and Managing Partner at RA Capital Management and author of The Great American Drug Deal. Peter is active in both public and private investments in companies developing drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, and research tools and serves on the boards of publicly- and privately-held life science companies. Peter also leads the firm’s engagement and publishing efforts, which aim to make a positive social impact and spark collaboration among healthcare stakeholders, including patients, physicians, researchers, policymakers, and industry. He served on the Board of Global Science and Technology for the National Academy of Sciences, is the author of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Biotech Startup, and frequently writes and speaks on the future of biotechnology innovation. Peter founded and serves as a Director ofNo Patient Left Behind, a non-profit advocate for healthcare reforms that would make today's medicines affordable to patients and promote the innovation that gives all of us hope for tomorrow. He holds a BA from Cornell University and a PhD in Virology from Harvard University.

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RAJEEV SHAH

Managing Partner

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RAJEEV SHAH

Managing Partner

Rajeev Shah is a Managing Partner at RA Capital Management. Raj is active in both public and private investments in companies developing drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, and research tools. He is also active in the firm’s outreach efforts, speaking frequently both at industry events and in classrooms. Raj holds a BA from Cornell University, where he majored in Chemistry. Raj previously worked as a Senior Project Leader at Altus Pharmaceuticals, a spin-off company of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where he assessed business processes and implemented system solutions across all areas of science. He is also an active member of the Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay program.

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ANDREW LEVIN, MD/PhD

Partner and Managing Director

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ANDREW LEVIN, MD/PhD

Partner and Managing Director

Andrew Levin joined RA Capital Management in 2015 and is a Partner and Managing Director on the Investment Team and spearheads a drug discovery effort that has led to the formation of several new companies. Beginning in 2012, and prior to joining the Investment Manager, he was a Vice President at H.I.G. BioVentures. Previously he served as the Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Clinton Health Access Initiative. He holds a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MD from Harvard Medical School.

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JOSH RESNICK, MD

Managing Director

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JOSH RESNICK, MD

Managing Director

Josh Resnick is a Managing Director at RA Capital Management. Josh’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to lead early-stage private investments in and oversee the creation of new companies developing drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, and research tools. Josh holds a BA in Chemistry from Williams College, an MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He has more than 15 years of experience in investing, company formation, and company leadership across all stages of drug development, from discovery through commercialization. Josh was previously co-lead of SV Health Investors’ US Biotech practice where he was responsible for SV’s US venture creation activities, including its incubator, Brahma Discovery. Before SV, Josh was President and Managing Partner at MRL Ventures Fund, the early-stage therapeutics-focused corporate venture fund within Merck & Co. Prior to MRL Ventures, Josh was a Venture Partner with Atlas Venture and a Partner at Prism Venture Partners, focusing on company formation and seed and Series A investing. Josh is currently a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and continues to practice medicine as an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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MARIO BARRO, PhD

Director of Innovation, Vaccines

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MARIO BARRO, PhD

Director of Innovation, Vaccines

Mario is a Director of Innovation, Vaccines at RA Capital. Mario has more than two decades of experience in vaccinology, virology and immunology research in large pharma, government, academy and biotech settings. Prior to joining RA Capital, Mario was Associate Vice President for Advanced Research at Sanofi Pasteur where he created and executed a novel integrative strategy for influenza vaccine development including Machine Learning, Automation, High Through Put, Antigen Design, Translational Models, Data Viz, Scrum Agile and New CMC Platforms. He authored patents in the use of ML to create novel translational models, vaccine antigen selection and design that were tested in the clinic. Prior to this, Mario held a Project Director position at BARDA with the highest US project certification (COTR III) leading technical completion of multiyear vaccine development programs. At BARDA, he led collaborative/networks/partnerships with both government and private partners. He also evaluated government market research for new vaccine technologies/programs, qualification of services to government and commercial clients, and negotiated contracts for the vaccine industry and the US Government. He also acted as CSO for a small vaccine start up (Global Vaccines Inc) that developed novel adjuvants and chimeric viruses for HIV and other targets. Mario received postdoctoral training at the NIH and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in innate immunity and bioinformatics. He earned a PhD in microbiology at University of Chile and a MS in Nuclear Physics. He is an active reviewer for NIH grants and contracts.

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GUNES BOZKURT, PhD

Venture Analyst

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GUNES BOZKURT, PhD

Venture Analyst

Gunes Bozkurt is an Analyst on the Venture Team at RA Capital Management. Gunes conducts due diligence on biotechnology companies at RA Capital. Previously, Gunes worked closely with the Investment Team, as a Senior Associate within RA’s TechAtlas division. Prior to RA, Gunes served as a scientist within the PCMM Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and her research focused on biophysical characterization of different amyloid fibrils. Gunes holds a BSc in Biological Sciences and Bioengineering from Sabanci University, a MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Heidelberg.

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TESS CAMERON

Principal, Strategic Finance

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TESS CAMERON

Principal, Strategic Finance

Tess Cameron is a Principal, Strategic Finance at RA Capital Management. Tess’s primary responsibility is to partner with our portfolio companies as a strategic finance advisor. Tess comes to RA from Foghorn Therapeutics, where she was Head of Finance. Prior to Foghorn, Tess held finance leadership roles at Wave Life Sciences, where she was responsible for FP&A and corporate finance, and Biogen, where she was the finance lead for the CMO and the neurodegeneration portfolio. Prior to joining biotech/pharma, she was a specialist in the corporate finance team at McKinsey &Co, focused on corporate transactions. Tess has a BA with a double major in Economics and Peace & Conflict studies from the University of Toronto, Canada.

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NATE DAVIS

Analyst

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NATE DAVIS

Analyst

Nate Davis is an Analyst on the Investment Team at RA Capital Management. Nate conducts due diligence on biotechnology companies at RA Capital and serves as a Board Director for The Covid Apollo Project and Nucleix. Previously, Nate covered atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, dermatology, colorectal cancer, cancer diagnostics, and broader tools and diagnostics as a Senior Associate within RA’s TechAtlas division. Prior to RA Capital, Nate worked as an Investment Analyst at Wolfram Ventures. Nate has a BS in Biological Sciences from University of Vermont.

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DEREK DiROCCO, PhD

Partner

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DEREK DiROCCO, PhD

Partner

Derek DiRocco is a Partner at RA Capital Management. Derek works on both public and private investments and serves as a Board Director for 89Bio, Achilles Therapeutics, iTeos Therapeutics, Connect Bio, CANbridge, andWerewolf Therapeutics. Previously, Derek covered solid tumor oncology landscapes. Derek holds a BA in Biology from Holy Cross College and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Washington. He conducted his postdoctoral research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where he researched the role of the Wnt signaling pathway in mouse models of kidney disease, and was part of a team that discovered a stem cell subtype responsible for solid organ fibrosis.

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CRISTINA GHENOIU, PhD

Principal

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CRISTINA GHENOIU, PhD

Principal

Cristina Ghenoiu is a Principal on the Venture Team at RA Capital Management. Cristina’s primary responsibility is to identifying compelling opportunities to help facilitate new company creation and early stage investing. Cristina has nearly a decade of experience in the biotech and life sciences industries. She previously served as Senior Vice President, R&D Operations & New Product Planning at Epirium Bio. Prior to Epirium, she was an investor on the Biotech Team at Longitude Capital. Prior to Longitude Capital, Cristina held an Associate Analyst role in Biotechnology Equity Research at Cowen. Cristina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Mount Holyoke College and a PhD in Cell Biology and Epigenetics from Cornell University and The Rockefeller University.

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REZ HALSE, PhD

President, RAVen

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REZ HALSE, PhD

President, RAVen

Rez Halse is President of RAVen, also known as RA Ventures, RA Capital’s company creation incubator. Rez’s primary responsibility is to lead early-stage private investments in, and oversee the creation of, new companies developing therapeutics and other medical technologies. Rez brings to RA over 20 years of experience working in the life-science industry. Prior to RA, he served in a dual role at Merck Research Laboratories (MRL). He was Vice President of Merck business development and licensing where he led BD activities in the US (West Coast), Europe, and Asia Pacific region, as well as President of MRL Ventures where he led equity investing in early-stage therapeutics companies. Prior to Merck, he was a Partner with the Partners Innovation Fund, the corporate venture arm of Mass General Brigham hospital (formerly Partners HealthCare), where he invested in Seed/Series A therapeutics-focused companies. Rez has also held roles at Novartis, a virtual R&D company (BVD), and Xcellsyz Ltd, a UK-based start-up. Rez holds a BSc in biochemistry and PhD in cell biology from Newcastle University, UK.

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MATTHEW HAMMOND, PhD, MBA

Principal

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MATTHEW HAMMOND, PhD, MBA

Principal

Matthew Hammond is a Principal on the Investment Team at RA Capital Management. Matthew works on both public and private investments and serves as a Board Director for Cerebral Therapeutics, DTx Pharma, Forge Biologics, Jnana Therapeutics,Kira Pharmaceuticals, and Research Alliance Corp II. Matthew holds a BS in Environmental Health Science from the University of Georgia and both a PhD in Biomedical Science and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Connecticut. His graduate research investigated innate immune responses after intracerebral hemorrhage.

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NATHANIEL BROOKS HORWITZ

Principal

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NATHANIEL BROOKS HORWITZ

Principal

Nathaniel is a Principal on the Venture Team at RA Capital Management. Nathaniel’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to identify compelling opportunities to help facilitate new company creation or investments in emerging seed-stage companies. He serves as a Board Director for GentiBio and New Equilibrium Bio. He previously served as the Founder & CEO of Nivien Therapeutics. Nathaniel graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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ANURAG KONDAPALLI

Principal

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ANURAG KONDAPALLI

Principal

Anurag Kondapalli is a Principal on the Investment Team at RA Capital Management. Anurag works on both public and private investments with a focus on Healthcare, Technology, and Services. Prior to this role, Anurag was at Orbimed Advisors where he served as Vice President, Structured Growth Capital and Royalty Opportunities. While at Orbimed, he drove proprietary deal sourcing, diligence, negotiation, and investment decisions for growth stage companies and determined valuation ranges for companies and products with a focus on technology platform value, commercial potential, and binary catalysts such as clinical and regulatory milestones. Anurag holds a BSE in Biomedical Engineering and a BS in Economics from Duke University.

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BRIAN LEWANDOWSKI, MBA

Analyst

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BRIAN LEWANDOWSKI, MBA

Analyst

Brian Lewandowski is an Analyst on the Investment Team at RA Capital Management. Brian’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to conduct due diligence on biotechnology companies. Brian has more than ten years of buy-side experience covering the healthcare sector, with a focus on biotech, pharma, and specialty pharma. Most recently, Brian served as Analyst, Biotech/Pharma/Specialty Pharma at Tamarack Capital Management. While at Tamarack, he managed coverage expansion into commercial-stage biotech, pharma, and specialty pharma sectors. Prior to Tamarack, Brian held roles as Associate Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst, Healthcare, at Sonar Capital Management. Brian holds a BA in Politics from Princeton University and an MBA in Health Care Management from University of Pennsylvania.

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DAN MARKS, PhD

Venture Principal

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DAN MARKS, PhD

Venture Principal

Dan Marks is a Venture Principal at RA Capital Management. Dan’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to identify compelling opportunities to help facilitate new company creation or investments in emerging seed-stage companies. Dan holds a BS with Honors in Biology from Yale University and a PhD in Cancer Biology from the Gerstner Sloan Kettering School of Biomedical Sciences. His graduate research focused on identifying novel targets for disrupting the cell cycle in cancer cells.

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ZACH SCHEINER, PhD

Principal

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ZACH SCHEINER, PhD

Principal

Zach Scheiner is a Principal on the Investment Team at RA Capital Management. Zach works on both public and private investments and serves as a Board Director for Adagio Medical, Exo Imaging, LENZ Therapeutics, Nkarta Therapeutics, and Sydnexis. Previously, Zach covered the neurology, ophthalmology, and dermatology landscapes. Zach holds a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, and a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of Washington. Zach previously worked as a Science Officer at the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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JAKE SIMSON, PhD

Partner

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JAKE SIMSON, PhD

Partner

Jake Simson is a Partner at RA Capital Management. Jake works on both public and private investments and serves as a Board Director for Xenikos, B.V, Tyra Biosciences, AavantiBio, and DiCE Molecules. Previously, Jake covered solid tumor oncology landscapes. Jake holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. In his doctoral research, he investigated clinically translatable treatments for musculoskeletal tissue repair using injectable hydrogels.

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PRITHVIRAJ SINGHA ROY

Senior Associate

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PRITHVIRAJ SINGHA ROY

Senior Associate

Prithviraj Singha Roy is a Senior Associate on the Investment Team at RA Capital Management. Prithviraj works on both public and private investments with a focus on Healthcare, Technology, and Services. Prithviraj comes to RA from CVS Health, where he was Director of HealthHUB Product Technology Strategy and Enablement. Prior to CVS Health, Prithviraj was a Senior Research Associate at the Gerson Lehrman Group. Prithviraj has a BS from Duke University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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LAURA STOPPEL, PhD

Principal

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LAURA STOPPEL, PhD

Principal

Laura Stoppel is a Principal on the Investment Team at RA Capital Management. Laura works on both public and private investments and serves as a Board Director for Artiva Biotherapeutics, Nimbus Therapeutics, and Acumen Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Laura covered hematologic malignancies, cell therapies, retinal diseases, and orphan neurodevelopmental disorders. Laura holds a BA in Biology and Psychology from Harvard University, and a PhD in Neuroscience from MIT. Her graduate research investigated synaptic translation in syndromic autism.

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LAURA TADVALKAR, PhD

Principal

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LAURA TADVALKAR, PhD

Principal

Laura Tadvalkar is a Principal on the Venture Team at RA Capital Management. Laura works on new company creation and early-stage investments, and serves as a Board Director for Be Biopharma, Expansion Therapeutics, Hemab, and Aliada Therapeutics. Laura has a BS in Chemistry from Yale University and a PhD in Chemical Biology from Harvard University. Prior to RA, Laura was a Principal at MP Healthcare Venture Management. Prior to MP, she was a Consultant at Clarion Healthcare.

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ANTHONY ARCECI, PhD

Associate

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ANTHONY ARCECI, PhD

Associate

Anthony Arceci is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Anthony’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Prior to RA, Anthony completed the Biopharmaceutical Leadership Development Program at Reata Pharmaceuticals. Anthony has a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Arizona and a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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DANIEL BAHCHELI

Associate Director

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DANIEL BAHCHELI

Associate Director

Daniel Bahcheli is an Associate Director at RA Capital Management. Daniel’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to edit and guide development of competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. Daniel holds both a BS and MS degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. He worked previously as an Associate Managing Editor at EBSCO Health, and as a Medical Writer at IC Axon and Publicis Life Brands International.

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PETER BALOGH

Senior Associate

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PETER BALOGH

Senior Associate

Peter Balogh is a Senior Associatewithin the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Peter’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to work closely with the Investment Team to originate conviction in potential investments by identifying breakthroughs and putting data into context, as well as advising RA's portfolio companies on many aspects of program and pipeline strategy. Peter has a BS in Biology with minors in both Chemistry and Spanish for the Medical Professions from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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MATT BEVERLY, PhD

Senior Software Engineer

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MATT BEVERLY, PhD

Senior Software Engineer

Matt Beverly is a Senior Software Engineer at RA Capital Management. Matt’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to help guide internal software development to support competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. Matt has a BA in Biology with minors in Mathematics and Physics from Ithaca College, a Master of Science in Bioinformatics from Northeastern University, and a PhD in Molecular Biology with a specialization in quantitative biology from Brandeis University. Matt comes to RA from Localytics where he served as a Senior Software Engineer for the past two years. Prior to Localytics, Matt served as software engineer at Mathworks.

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DREW BIEDERMANN, PhD

Associate

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DREW BIEDERMANN, PhD

Associate

Drew Biedermann is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Drew’s primary responsibility is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Prior to RA, Drew gained experience in Data Science in Technical Consultant roles at ExxonMobil. Drew has a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Virginia and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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ASTHA BILIMORIA

Data Analyst Associate

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ASTHA BILIMORIA

Data Analyst Associate

Astha is a Data Analyst Associate at RA Capital Management. Astha’s primary responsibility is to identify needs for process improvement in the firm's data analytics and then both build and implement automated solutions. Astha’s previous experience includes Research Assistant roles at Clark University and Corbus Pharma. Astha holds a BA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (with a minor in Physics) from Clark University.

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ANA CASTRO

Senior Research Assistant, Venture Analytics

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ANA CASTRO

Senior Research Assistant, Venture Analytics

Ana is a Senior Research Assistant, Venture Analytics at RA Capital Management. Ana’s primary responsibility is to conduct research and analysis for competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. Ana’s previous experience includes Research Assistant positions at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital, the Lupus Clinic/Renal Department at the BU Medical Center, and Harvard University Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Ana holds an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Neuroscience from Boston University.

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ROSS CHIKARMANE, PhD

Associate

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ROSS CHIKARMANE, PhD

Associate

Ross Chikarmane is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Ross’ primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Ross has a BS in Biochemistry from University of Oregon and a PhD in Pharmacology & Molecular Sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

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SAMUEL CHOWDHURY

Software Engineer

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SAMUEL CHOWDHURY

Software Engineer

Samuel Chowdhury is a Software Engineerat RA Capital Management. Sam’s primary responsibility is to help guide internal software development to support competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics from Northeastern University.

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ERIN CLUTTER

Head of Graphics

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ERIN CLUTTER

Head of Graphics

Erin Clutter is the Head of Graphics at RA Capital Management. Erin’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to manage the design and creation of all internal and external documents and resources for the company, including competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities, set brand standards, and oversee internal and external marketing efforts. Erin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She worked previously in desktop publishing and as a freelance designer.

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MEREDITH COLLINS

Senior Research Assistant

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MEREDITH COLLINS

Senior Research Assistant

Meredith is a Senior Research Assistant at RA Capital Management. Meredith’s primary responsibility is to conduct research and analysis for competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. Meredith’s previous experience includes Medical Education Researcher and Medical Scribe positions at BMC Global Inc. and Longwood Pediatrics, respectively. Meredith holds a BS in Biology: Pre-Med from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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ANDREW COSTENOBLE

Software Developer

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ANDREW COSTENOBLE

Software Developer

Andrew is a Software Developer at RA Capital Management. Andrew’s primary responsibility is to help guide internal software development to support competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

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CAMERON DECKER

Research Assistant

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CAMERON DECKER

Research Assistant

Cameron is a Research Assistant at RA Capital Management. Cameron’s primary responsibility is to conduct research and analysis for competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. Prior to RA, she served as Researcher and Collaborator at New Care, a startup focused on improving access to early childcare for lower income families. Before her time at New Care, she was a Student Researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience. Cameron has a BA in Neurobiology from Harvard University.

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MAX DENIES, PhD

Senior Associate

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MAX DENIES, PhD

Senior Associate

Max DeNies is a Senior Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Max’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to work closely with the Investment Team to originate conviction in potential investments by identifying breakthroughs and putting data into context, as well as advising RA's portfolio companies on many aspects of program and pipeline strategy. Max has a BS in Biology from the State University of New York at Fredonia and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.

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MATT FERESTEN

Business Systems Analyst

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MATT FERESTEN

Business Systems Analyst

Matthew Feresten is a Business Systems Analyst at RA Capital Management. Matt’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to gather team input to help guide internal software development to support competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities, and to provide software training and coordinate with outside technology vendors. He holds a BS in Biology from the College of William and Mary, where he studied the impact of ecological fragmentation on the prevalence of ticks and their bacterial pathogens.

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GABE FOX, PhD

Associate

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GABE FOX, PhD

Associate

Gabe Fox is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Gabe’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Gabe has a BS in Biology from Cornell University and a PhD in Biology from Northeastern University.

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MICHAEL GILLESPIE, MD

Senior Associate

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MICHAEL GILLESPIE, MD

Senior Associate

Michael Gillespie is a Senior Associate within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to work closely with the Investment Team to originate conviction in potential investments by identifying breakthroughs and putting data into context, as well as advising RA's portfolio companies on many aspects of program and pipeline strategy. Michael's previous experience includes venture development at Health Wildcatters Seed Accelerator and product development in various roles at the Institute for Environmental and Exercise Medicine and as an Aerospace Medicine Clerk at NASA. Michael holds a BS in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University and an MD from the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine.

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EMILY GREEN

Visual Identity Designer

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EMILY GREEN

Visual Identity Designer

Emily Greenis a Visual Identity Designer at RA Capital Management.Emily’s primary responsibility at RA Capital isdesigning and overseeing the brand management for RA Capital's internal and external communications as well assisting with the brand identity forportfolio companiesfounded through RA Capital's incubator, RA Ventures. Emily holds a BS in Graphic Design from James Madison University.

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BRACKETT HARDY

Junior Associate

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BRACKETT HARDY

Junior Associate

Brackett Hardy is a Junior Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Brackett’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Brackett has a BS in Biology with a minor in Spanish from Davidson College.

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JENNA HEBERT, PhD

Associate

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JENNA HEBERT, PhD

Associate

Jenna Hebert is an Associate within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Jenna’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Jenna previously held roles as Senior Medical Writer and Analyst at Costello Medical Consulting. Jenna has a B.A. in Neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Oxford.

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PEYMAN HOSSEINCHI, PhD

Associate

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PEYMAN HOSSEINCHI, PhD

Associate

Peyman Hosseinchi is an Associate within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Peyman’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Peyman holds a dual B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran and a PhD in Molecular Engineering from Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago.

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SONIA KARTHA, PhD

Associate

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SONIA KARTHA, PhD

Associate

Sonia Kartha is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Sonia’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Sonia has a BA in Chemistry and a PhD in Bioengineering, both from the University of Pennsylvania.

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JAIMIE KIRKPATRICK

Research Assistant

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JAIMIE KIRKPATRICK

Research Assistant

Jaimie Kirkpatrick is a Research Assistant at RA Capital Management. Jaimie's primary responsibility is to conduct research and analysis for competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. Jaimie previously held roles as data analyst at Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Anne Arundel Medical Center Department of Medicine. Jaimie holds a BA in Biology Boston College, with Minors in Medical Humanities and Sociology, and a Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health.

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TYLER KOWALSKI

Interactive Designer

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TYLER KOWALSKI

Interactive Designer

Tyler Kowalski is an InteractiveDesigner at RA Capital Management. Tyler’s primary responsibility at RA Capital isdesigning and maintaining the RA Capital website and assisting in the creation and design of interactive platforms at RA Capital and it's portfolio companies founded through the firm's incubator, RA Ventures.In addition, he designs graphics for all internal and external materials.Prior to RA Capital, Tyler worked as a freelance graphic designer. Tyler holds a BA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a certificate in Interactive Design from Rhode Island School of Design.

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CHRISTY KUO, PhD

Senior Associate

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CHRISTY KUO, PhD

Senior Associate

Christy is a Senior Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Christy’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to work closely with the Investment Team to originate conviction in potential investments by identifying breakthroughs and putting data into context, as well as advising RA's portfolio companies on many aspects of program and pipeline strategy. Prior to RA, Christy was a Senior Scientist in Oncology Target Discovery at Pfizer. She was also an Entrepreneurial Fellow at VentureLabs for Flagship Pioneering. Christy has an MS in Immunology from National Taiwan University, a PhD in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis from Cornell University, and a mini-MBA in BioPharma Innovation from Rutgers Business School.

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ALYSSA LARSON, PhD

Associate Director

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ALYSSA LARSON, PhD

Associate Director

Alyssa Larson is an Associate Director within the TechAtlas division at RA Capital Management. Alyssa’s primary responsibilities are to drive internal and external strategic and diligence initiatives and oversee the workflow and professional development of TechAtlas Associates. Prior to this role, Alyssa mapped a number of competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Alyssa holds a BS in Biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a PhD in Biochemistry from MIT. Her graduate research investigated inhibitors of influenza virus and characterizing hydrophobic polycationic antimicrobial surfaces. Alyssa previously worked as a Senior Scientist at Eagle Pharmaceuticals.

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PRISCILLA LEE, PhD

Associate

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PRISCILLA LEE, PhD

Associate

Priscilla Lee is an Associate within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Priscilla’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Priscilla previously held a Senior Scientist role at Sanofi. Priscilla has a B.S. in Life Science from National Taiwan University, M.S. in Immunology from National Taiwan University College of Medicine, and a PhD in Biomedical Science from The Ohio State University.

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CHRISTINA LILLIEHOOK, PhD

Senior Science Writer

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CHRISTINA LILLIEHOOK, PhD

Senior Science Writer

Christina is a Senior Science Writer at RA Capital Management. Christina’s primary responsibility is to edit and guide development of competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. Christina’s previous experience includes Stem Cell Program Manager at the Broad Institute and Deputy Editor at Cell Stem Cell. Christina holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a BS in Biochemistry from Stockholm University.

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MEGAN LIPCSEY, MD

Associate

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MEGAN LIPCSEY, MD

Associate

Megan Lipcsey is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Megan’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Prior to RA, Megan worked as a Gastroenterology Fellow at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Megan has a BS in Microbiology & Cell Science from University of Florida. She earned an MBA with focus in entrepreneurship & strategic management from AB Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and her MD from Tulane School of Medicine.

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JON LUNDT, PhD

Senior Associate

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JON LUNDT, PhD

Senior Associate

Jon Lundt is a Senior Associate within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Jon's primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to work closely with the Investment Team to originate conviction in potential investments by identifying breakthroughs and putting data into context, as well as advising RA's portfolio companies on many aspects of program and pipeline strategy. Jon has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, and a BS in Physics from the University of Washington.

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SRI MAHENDRA

Senior Software Engineer

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SRI MAHENDRA

Senior Software Engineer

Sri Mahendra is a Senior Software Engineer at RA Capital Management. Sri’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to help guide internal software development to support competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications from Anna University, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University. He previously worked as a Software Engineer for several companies, including Autodesk, the Advisory Board Company, and Maveric Systems.

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DAVID MIGL, PhD

Senior Associate

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DAVID MIGL, PhD

Senior Associate

David is a Senior Associate within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. David’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to work closely with the Investment Team to originate conviction in potential investments by identifying breakthroughs and putting data into context, as well as advising RA's portfolio companies on many aspects of program and pipeline strategy. David holds a PhD from Harvard University in Biophysics and a BS in Molecular Biology from Texas A&M University.

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CRISTINA MONTERO, PhD

Associate Director

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CRISTINA MONTERO, PhD

Associate Director

Cristina Montero is an Associate Director within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Cristina’s primary responsibilities are to drive internal and external strategic and diligence initiatives and oversee the workflow and professional development of TechAtlas Associates. Prior to this role, Cristina mapped a number of competitive landscapes, including respiratory, allergic, and infectious disease conditions. Cristina holds a BA in Molecular Biology with a minor in Business from Washington University in St. Louis, and a PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard University. Her doctoral research focused on bacteriophage-mediated regulation of bacterial transcription.

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KATE MOREAU, PhD

Associate Director

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KATE MOREAU, PhD

Associate Director

Kate Moreau is an Associate Director within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Kate’s primary responsibilities are to drive internal and external strategic and diligence initiatives and oversee the workflow and professional development of TechAtlas Associates. Prior to this role, Kate worked with the Venture team evaluating early stage investment opportunities and mapped a number of competitive landscapes, including ophthalmology, lower GI, and non-viral liver disease. Kate holds a BA in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University, and a PhD in Biochemistry from MIT. Her doctoral research investigated the folding and aggregation of gamma-crystallins associated with cataract formation.

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FUAD NASER, PhD

Associate

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FUAD NASER, PhD

Associate

Fuad Naser is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Fuad’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Prior to RA, Fuad was a Flagship Labs Fellow at Flagship Pioneering. Fuad has a BA in Biology with a Minor in Psychology and earned a PhD in Biological Chemistry, both from Washington University in St. Louis.

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JOSH PARKER

Research Assistant

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JOSH PARKER

Research Assistant

Josh is a Research Assistant at RA Capital Management. Josh’s primary responsibility is to conduct research and analysis for competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. Previously, was a Research Analyst in the Kauwe lab at Brigham Young University. Prior to that, he was a Life Sciences Investment Associate at Brigham Capital. Josh holds a BS in Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology with a Minor in Business from Brigham Young University.

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JONATHAN PRITZ, PhD

TechAtlas Analyst

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JONATHAN PRITZ, PhD

TechAtlas Analyst

Jonathan Pritz is an Analyst within the TechAtlas division at RA Capital Management. Jonathan’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to work closely with the Investment Team to originate conviction in potential investments by identifying breakthroughs, support investment diligence and company creation, as well as advising RA's portfolio companies on many aspects of program and pipeline strategy. Jonathan holds a BS in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida, and a PhD in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology from Harvard University. His graduate research investigated chemical activators of cell death in cancer.

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JACQUELINE RHUDA

Data Analyst Associate

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JACQUELINE RHUDA

Data Analyst Associate

Jacqueline a Data Analyst Associate at RA Capital Management. Jacqueline’s primary responsibility is to identify needs for process improvement in the firm's data analytics and then both build and implement automated solutions. Prior to RA, she spent two years as a Research Intern and Teaching Assistant at Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry. Jacqueline has a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from John Hopkins University.

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ERICH SCHELLER, PhD

Director of TechAtlas

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ERICH SCHELLER, PhD

Director of TechAtlas

Erich Scheller is the Director of the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Erich’s primary responsibilities are to drive internal and external strategic and diligence initiatives and oversee the workflow and professional development of TechAtlas Associates. Prior to this role, Erich mapped a number of competitive landscapes including lung cancer, obesity, and chronic kidney disease. Erich holds a BA in English Literature and Language from Harvard University and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His graduate research investigated the role of fimbria in Bordetella adherence and virulence.

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REBECCA SILBERMAN, PhD

Associate

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REBECCA SILBERMAN, PhD

Associate

Rebecca Silberman is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Rebecca’s primary responsibility is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Becca has a BA in Biology from Colgate University and a PhD in Biology from MIT.

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MONICA STANCIU, PhD

Associate Director

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MONICA STANCIU, PhD

Associate Director

Monica Stanciu is an Associate Director within the TechAtlas division at RA Capital Management. Monica’s primary responsibilities are to drive internal and external strategic and diligence initiatives and oversee the workflow and professional development of TechAtlas Associates. Monica previously worked as a Licensing Manager at Partners HealthCare Innovation. Monica holds a BSc in Neuroscience and Pharmacology from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Cancer Biology from MIT. Her graduate research investigated novel epigenetic regulators in glioblastoma.

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ALEX STRASSER

Associate

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ALEX STRASSER

Associate

Alex is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Alex’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to work closely with the Investment Team to originate conviction in potential investments by identifying breakthroughs and putting data into context, as well as advising RA's portfolio companies on many aspects of program and pipeline strategy. Alex has a BS in Chemistry and a Minor in Religious Studies from Davidson College.

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HENRY STUSNICK

Junior Associate

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HENRY STUSNICK

Junior Associate

Henry Stusnick is a Junior Associate at RA Capital Management. Henry’s primary responsibility is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Prior to RA, Henry gained experience as an Investment Banking Analyst at SVB Leerink. Henry has a BA in Biology & Economics from Dartmouth College.

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KRITI SUBRAMANYAM, PhD

Associate

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KRITI SUBRAMANYAM, PhD

Associate

Kriti Subramanyam is an Associate within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Kriti’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Kriti previously served as Co-Director and Regional Director, South Asia for MIT Hacking Medicine. She also held research roles at MIT, Children's Hospital, Harvard, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Kriti holds a B.S. in Engineering Sciences in Bioengineering from Harvard University and a PhD in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program.

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KALEEN SULLIVAN

Senior Project Coordinator Associate

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KALEEN SULLIVAN

Senior Project Coordinator Associate

Kaleen Sullivan is a Senior Project Coordinator Associate at RA Capital Management. Kaleen’s primary responsibility is to oversee the initiation, planning, and execution of various projects within the TechAtlas Division. She holds a BBA in Marketing from Loyola University Maryland.

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DING SUN

Senior Software Engineer

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DING SUN

Senior Software Engineer

Ding Sun is a Senior Software Engineer at RA Capital Management. Ding’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to help guide internal software development to support competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. He holds a BS in Computer Science from The University of California, San Diego, and worked previously as a Software Engineer at IBM and Fidelity Investments.

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KATHERINE TERRANOVA

Associate

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KATHERINE TERRANOVA

Associate

Katherine Terranova is an Associate within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Katherine’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Katherine has a as a BA in Mathematics and a Minor in Chemistry from Boston College and a Master of Science in Medical Science from Boston University School of Medicine.

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ABHISHEK THAKAR

Data Analyst Associate

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ABHISHEK THAKAR

Data Analyst Associate

Abhishek is a Data Analyst Associate at RA Capital Management. Abhishek's primary responsibility is to identify needs for process improvement in the firm's data analytics and then both build and implement automated solutions. Abhishek gained experience using data analytics to track and visualize patient testing in his most recent role at Blueprint Medicines. Prior to Blueprint Medicines, he spent two years at Lonza Pharma & Biotech, most recently as Product Development Scientist. Abhishek has a BS in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering and a BS in Chemistry from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He earned his MS in Bioinformatics from Boston University.

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TOM THOMAS, PhD

Associate

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TOM THOMAS, PhD

Associate

Tom Thomas is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Tom’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Prior to RA Capital, Tom worked as an Associate at Flagship Pioneering. During his time at Flagship, Tom also served as Co-Founder, Head of Translational Biology at a stealth ProtoCo. Tom has a BS in Physiological Sciences from University of California Los Angeles. He earned his PhD in Biomedical Science & Translational Medicine from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Pathology & Oncology at Harvard Medical School.

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MICHAEL VARNUM

Research Assistant

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MICHAEL VARNUM

Research Assistant

Michael Varnum is a Research Assistant at RA Capital Management. Michael’s primary responsibility is to conduct research and analysis for competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities. Michael holds a B.S. in Business Administration in Management with a Minor in Biology from UMass Amherst Commonwealth Honors College.

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SHAN SHAN WANG, PhD

Associate Director

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SHAN SHAN WANG, PhD

Associate Director

Shan Shan Wang is an Associate Director within the TechAtlas division at RA Capital Management. Shan Shan’s primary responsibilities are to drive internal and external strategic and diligence initiatives and oversee the workflow and professional development of TechAtlas Associates. Previously, Shan Shan covered Orphan Heme, Orphan GOF, Vaccines, and various Gene Therapies as a Senior Associate. Shan Shan holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Harvard University and a BS in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT.

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EMORY WERNER, MD

Associate

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EMORY WERNER, MD

Associate

Emory Werner is an Associate with the TechAtlas division of RA Capital Management. Emory’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to create competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices for disease indications and capabilities. Emory has a BS from Vassar College and an MD from the Harvard-MIT Health, Science, Technology Program at Harvard Medical School.

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PIETER BOELHOUWER

Partner and Managing Director

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PIETER BOELHOUWER

Partner and Managing Director

Pieter Boelhouwer is a Partner and Managing Director of Strategy and Operations at RA Capital Management. Pieter’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to lead major strategic initiatives and drive operational excellence across the firm. Pieter holds a BA from Trinity College and a JD from Yale Law School. Pieter previously worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he managed a variety of healthcare engagements, including pharmaceutical mergers, biotech product launch plans, OTC product rationalization, and hospital acquisitions. He held senior management positions at two successful start-up companies that were acquired and he has over 14 years of experience investing in the global healthcare sector, both as a Partner and Managing Director at Matrix Capital Management and as a General Partner and Managing Director at Ayer Capital Management, a healthcare-focused hedge fund. He also gained extensive legislative and public policy experience early in his career as a Legislative Aide to former United States Senator David Boren, and as a Domestic Policy Advisor to former Vice President Al Gore. Pieter has been recognized as one of the outstanding leaders in the U.S. through his selection as a White House Fellow, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the White House Fellows Foundation.

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ADISON BECKER

Executive Assistant

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ADISON BECKER

Executive Assistant

Adison is an Executive Assistant RA Capital Management. Adison’s primary responsibilities are to coordinate calendars, events, and company meetings for the Investment Team. Adison previously held posts as an Administrative Assistant and Office Manager at Dyer Brown Architects and as an Executive Assistant to the Principal and Office Manager at bKL Architecture. She has a BA in Communication Studies from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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BRIAN BENNETT

IT Operations Lead

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BRIAN BENNETT

IT Operations Lead

Brian is IT Operations Lead at RA Capital Management. Brian's primary responsibility at RA Capital is to manage the firm's IT Operations needs. Brian previously worked at the Kraft Group LLC, where he led their system admin, network, and desktop engineering groups. Brian has a B.S. in Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Northeastern University.

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JEFF BREAY

Head Trader

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JEFF BREAY

Head Trader

Jeff Breay is a Head Trader at RA Capital Management. His responsibilities include managing the portfolio’s public equity positions, monitoring market, sector, and individual equity dynamics, and maintaining relationships with broker/dealer counterparties. Jeff holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from Georgetown. Prior to joining RA Capital, Jeff worked for over 10 years as an institutional equity sales trader, primarily at KCG Holdings, Inc., where he managed the Boston office.

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AMBER BROWN

Special Projects Operations Manager/Chief of Staff

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AMBER BROWN

Special Projects Operations Manager/Chief of Staff

Amber is Special Projects Operations Manager/Chief of Staff at RA Capital Management. Her primary responsibilities are to provide strategic administrative support and to assist the co founder in various external and internal projects She previously held Senior Executive Assistant roles at Genuity Science and Charles River Laboratories, and served as Director of Operations at Gloucester Graphics, Inc. Amber has a dual BA concentration in International Business & Modern Languages from Northeastern University and studied abroad at American University of Paris.

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CHRIS CALIRI

Chief Information Officer

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CHRIS CALIRI

Chief Information Officer

Chris Caliri is the Chief Information Officer at RA Capital Management. Chris’ primary responsibility at RA Capital is to oversee the firm’s information technology program, including operations, development, and security. He holds a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Brandeis University and a BA in Psychology from Providence College. He worked previously as the Director of Business Systems at Bain Capital Credit, and as a Senior Systems Analyst at eSecLending, LLC.

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MICHAEL CALORE

Director of Investor Relations

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MICHAEL CALORE

Director of Investor Relations

Michael Calore is the Director of Investor Relations at RA Capital Management. Michael’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to start and maintain relationships with current and potential investors. He was previously a marketing manager at Brighton House Associates, assisting with fundraising campaigns for a diverse group of investment managers, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, and hedge funds. He holds a BS in Finance from Providence College.

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HARVEY CHAN

Controller

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HARVEY CHAN

Controller

Harvey is a Controller at RA Capital Management. Harvey’s primary responsibility is to oversee all accounting related activities for the firm. Harvey most recently served as Assistant Controller at Charles River Ventures. His prior posts include Fund Accountant at Nautic Partners and HLM Venture Partners. Harvey holds an MS in Finance from Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business and a BS in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University.

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LORENA CHEN, CPA

Fund Controller

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LORENA CHEN, CPA

Fund Controller

Lorena Chen is a Fund Controller at RA Capital Management. Lorena's primary responsibility is to oversee all accounting related activities for the firm. She has spent the last five years as a Senior Finance Associate at Great Hill Partners. Prior to GHP, Lorena served as an Assurance Senior at EY. Lorena has dual degrees from Beijing Foreign Studies University: a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She also has a Master's in Accounting from Boston College and is a CPA.

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LAURA CLOSE

Executive Assistant

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LAURA CLOSE

Executive Assistant

Laura is an Executive Assistant at RA Capital Management. Laura’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to coordinate calendars, events, and company meetings for the TechAtlas division. Laura has a BS in Human Services; Clinical Concentration and a Minor in Disabilities Studies from the University of Delaware. Laura previously worked at WinterWyman where she served as a Senior Associate.

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EBONY COTTERELL

Payroll and Benefits Manager

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EBONY COTTERELL

Payroll and Benefits Manager

Ebony is the Payroll and Benefits Manager at RA Capital Management. Her primary responsibilities are to manage payroll and benefit programs for the company. Ebony previously worked as Payroll and Benefits Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, where she led open enrollment, reporting, payroll, and benefits management for the company. Prior to Not Your Average Joe's, Ebony held roles in payroll and human capital management, as well as banking at Solex HCM and Rockland Trust Bank. Ebony is both a SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and an APA-Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).

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DAVID CROWE

Director of Treasury

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DAVID CROWE

Director of Treasury

David is Director of Treasury at RA Capital Management. David’s primary responsibility is to oversee the development and implementation of treasury functions for the firm. Most recently, David served as Director of Operations at Corbin Capital Partners, LP. Prior to that, David worked as Director of Operations for Wingspan Investment Management, LP and held operations positions at Brencourt Advisors and Silver Point Capital, LP. David holds a BS in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from University of Colorado Boulder.

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THOMAS CULMAN

Engagement Associate

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THOMAS CULMAN

Engagement Associate

As Engagement Associate at RA Capital Management, Thomas Culman leverages qualitative and quantitative skills to manage a variety of educational, outreach, and advocacy-oriented projects. Prior to this role, Tom conducted research and analysis for competitive landscapes of drugs and medical devices across a range of disease indications and capabilities as a Senior Research Assistant. Tom holds a BS in Health Sciences with a minor in Journalism from Northeastern University. He worked previously as a Patient Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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KLIO DiCENZO

Chief People Officer

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KLIO DiCENZO

Chief People Officer

Klio DiCenzo is the Chief People Officer at RA Capital Management. Klio’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to oversee talent development, recruiting, people operations, and culture. Klio also partners with portfolio companies to provide guidance and thought leadership and to support the creation of HR procedures and programs. Klio previously worked as Human Capital leader at athenahealth where she helped build and scale their commercial business unit; during her time there she oversaw the hiring of over 300 employees, the implementation of core HR processes and programs, and the organizational design to accommodate athenahealth’s rapid growth. Prior to athenahealth, Klio held various HR leadership positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers within their consulting, audit, and tax practices where she focused on compensation and employee experience. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and a BA in Psychology, both from Simmons University.

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JOHN DiNAPOLI

Systems Administrator

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JOHN DiNAPOLI

Systems Administrator

John DiNapoli is the Systems Administrator at RA Capital Management. John’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to provide technical assistance and support for issues related to computer systems, the network, and server environments. John holds a BA in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He previously worked as a Help Desk Manager at Toast.

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CAT FLAHERTY

Executive Assistant

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CAT FLAHERTY

Executive Assistant

Cat is an Executive Assistant at RA Capital Management. Cat’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to coordinate calendars, events, and company meetings for the Investment Division. Cat previously held posts as an Executive Assistant at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and Bain Capital. She has a BA in Liberal Studies from Endicott College and a Certificate in Interior Design from Parsons School of Design.

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CANDICE GALVEZ

Executive Assistant

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CANDICE GALVEZ

Executive Assistant

Candice Galvez is an Executive Assistant at RA Capital Management. Her primary responsibilities are to support our Venture Team by coordinating management agendas, calendars, and external events. Candice has a BS in Mass Communications from Emerson College. Candice previously worked as the Director of Executive Office and Administration at Flywire. Prior to Flywire, she worked as an Executive/Personal Assistant at Spark Capital.

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ERNESTO GONZALEZ

Senior Business Systems Analyst

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ERNESTO GONZALEZ

Senior Business Systems Analyst

Ernesto Gonzalez is a Senior Business Systems Analyst at RA Capital. Ernesto’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to coordinate various technology related initiatives across the company and oversee their initiation, planning, and execution. He previously held roles as VP Product Manager - Data Services at Charles River Development (a State Street Company) and Senior Business Analyst in Capital Markets at Bain Capital Credit and State Street Global Exchange, DataGX. He holds a BA in History from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master's of Urban Affairs from Boston University.

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LUCAS GUEVARA

Compliance Counsel

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LUCAS GUEVARA

Compliance Counsel

Lucas Guevara is a Compliance Counsel at RA Capital Management. Lucas’ primary responsibilities are to advise on regulatory matters and assist in the development, implementation, and testing of the compliance program. Lucas holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Philosophy from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NY, a JD, Privacy Concentration, from Northeastern University School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in MA. Lucas previously held Law Clerk positions at The Community Builders, Inc. and at Nixon Peabody LLP.

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NIKKI HECHT

Human Resources Generalist

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NIKKI HECHT

Human Resources Generalist

Nikki is a Human Resources Generalist at RA Capital Management. Nikki’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to assist in full cycle talent management and recruiting. Nikki previously worked as a Human Resources Manager, Office Manager and Executive Assistant at the State Services Organization in Washington, DC. She has also held roles in Marketing and Client Services at West, Lane & Schlager and CBRE respectively. Nikki has a BA in Communication Studies from Christopher Newport University and is a HRCI-certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

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BENJAMIN HICKS

Venture Operations Associate

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BENJAMIN HICKS

Venture Operations Associate

Benjamin Hicks is a Venture Operations Associate at RA Capital Management. Benjamin’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to coordinate various projects across the Venture Team and oversee their initiation, planning, and execution. He holds a BA in Neuroscience with a minor in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Colorado College. Benjamin previously worked in clinical research as a Site Operations Associate for a contracted research organization specializing in Ophthalmology.

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LE HO

Business Systems Analyst

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LE HO

Business Systems Analyst

Le Ho is a Business Systems Analyst at RA Capital Management. Le’s primary responsibility is to coordinate various technology related initiatives across the company. She previously held roles as a Senior Business Analyst at Cambridge Associates and a Systems Analyst at Wellington Management Company. She holds a BA in Public Administration with a minor in International Affairs from Texas State University.

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SHANNON HOLT

Receptionist and Facilities Administrator

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SHANNON HOLT

Receptionist and Facilities Administrator

Shannon is a Receptionist and Facilities Administrator at RA Capital Management. Shannon's primary responsibilities are to manage the front desk and office facilities. Shannon has a BA in Special Education and English from Bridgewater University and a MS in Elementary Education from Boston College.

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MARIAGRACE HOULLAHAN

Executive Assistant

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MARIAGRACE HOULLAHAN

Executive Assistant

Mariagrace Houllahan is an Executive Assistant at RA Capital Management. Her primary responsibilities are to support our Venture Team by coordinating management agendas, calendars, and external events. Mariagrace has a BS in Sociology from Suffolk University. Mariagrace previously worked as an Executive Assistant at MPM Capital. Prior to MPM, she worked as an Executive Assistant at Charles River Ventures.

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BRENDAN JOYCE

Tax Director

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BRENDAN JOYCE

Tax Director

Brendan is a Tax Director at RA Capital Management. Brendan’s primary responsibility is managing all aspects of the tax function. Brendan has more than 16 years of experience as a tax professional. Most recently, Brendan served as Tax Director at PwC Asset & Wealth Management. Prior to PwC, Brendan worked as Senior Tax Analyst for Highfields Capital Management LP and held tax and accounting positions at Citi and Investors Bank & Trust / State Street. Brendan holds a BA in Economics with a concentration in Accounting & Marketing from University of Massachusetts Amherst and is an Enrolled Agent, admitted to practice before the IRS.

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KATIE MAHER, PhD

Senior Compliance Officer

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KATIE MAHER, PhD

Senior Compliance Officer

Katie Maher is a Senior Compliance Officer at RA Capital Management. Katie’s primary responsibilities are to advise on regulatory matters and assist in the development, implementation, and testing of the compliance program. She holds a BS in Biology from Pennsylvania State University and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her doctoral work integrated molecular and genetic strategies to study the mechanism by which dopamine modulates neuronal activity in both individual neurons and neural circuits.

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ALEX MARTINEZ-FORTE

Analyst, Strategic Finance

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ALEX MARTINEZ-FORTE

Analyst, Strategic Finance

Alex Martinez-Forte is an Analyst, Strategic Finance at RA Capital Management. Alex’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to partner with the Investment Team to develop quantitative analyses to support investment decisions and inform portfolio management. Alex comes to RA from Mirai Advisory, where he specialized in financial risk and data science and developed machine learning algorithms to support banks managing regulatory and operational challenges. Prior to Mirai Advisory, he held a Financial Analyst role at Wainwright Investment Counsel. Alex has a BA with a triple-major in Finance, Economics, and Math from UMass Lowell.

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KATE MCKENNA

Compliance Coordinator and Paralegal

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KATE MCKENNA

Compliance Coordinator and Paralegal

Kate McKenna is a Compliance Coordinator and Paralegal at RA Capital Management. Kate's primary responsibility is to work with both the Legal and Compliance Teams in support of their programs. Her contributions involve engagement with teams across RA Capital, including the processing of CDA's. Kate previously served as Health Law Assistant at Mintz. Prior to Mintz, Kate held a Paralegal role at Loughran & Corbett, Attorneys, Inc. Kate holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Bridgewater State University and is a certified Paralegal in Massachusetts.

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BRITTANY McKINNON

Executive Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator

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BRITTANY McKINNON

Executive Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator

Brittany McKinnon is an Executive Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator at RA Capital Management. Brittany’s primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to coordinate calendars, events, and company meetings for the Operations division as well as assist in all of the firm’s recruiting efforts. Brittany previously worked as a Delivery Specialist at Randstad Technologies. She holds a BA in Communications from Bryant University.

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TOM MICHALIK, CFA, CAIA

Senior Operations Analyst

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TOM MICHALIK, CFA, CAIA

Senior Operations Analyst

Tom is a Senior Operations Analyst at RA Capital Management. Tom’s primary responsibility is to support all aspects of trade and treasury operations. Tom has more than nine years of operations experience. Most recently, Tom served as Director of Operations at TPRV Capital, LP. Prior to that, Tom held an Operations Supervisor role at Bracebridge Capital, LLC and operations positions at Harvard Management Company and State Street Corporation. Tom has a BA in Business Administration from St. Anselm College and earned both his Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations.

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CHRIS MORRISON

Editor

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CHRIS MORRISON

Editor

Chris Morrison is an Editor at RA Capital Management. Chris’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to cover the biotech and pharma industry. Chris has a BS in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University and a MA in Journalism from New York University. Prior to RA, Chris was at Elsevier Business Intelligence, where he served as Writer/Editor and eventually became the Editor in Chief for Biopharmaceuticals and Consumer Products.

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JOEY O'NEILL

Investor Services Associate

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JOEY O'NEILL

Investor Services Associate

Joey O’Neill is an Investor Services Associate at RA Capital Management. Joey’s primary responsibility is to manage workflows for investor transaction processing and investor reporting in collaboration with the fund's administrator. Joey previously served as Private Client Associate at Bernstein Private Wealth Management. Prior to Bernstein, Joey held a Consultant role at FactSet. Joey holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from American University and is FINRA-certified in Series 7, Series 63 and Securities Industry Essentials.

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CRAIG RANDALL

Associate Counsel

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CRAIG RANDALL

Associate Counsel

Craig Randall is Associate Counsel at RA Capital Management. Prior to RA, Craig has over five years of experience advising, counseling, and representing public and private companies in the Life Sciences, Digital Health, and Technology sectors in Corporate Associate roles at Foley Hoag LLP and Cooley LLP. Craig holds a BA in Political Science from Bridgewater State College, a JD from Boston College Law School, and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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SARAH REED

General Counsel

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SARAH REED

General Counsel

Sarah Reed is the General Counsel at RA Capital Management. Sarah joined our team from MPM Capital where she served as the COO & General Counsel. Prior to MPM, Sarah was the General Counsel for Charles River Ventures and before that, at Palomar Medical Technologies. Sarah began her legal career with Foley, Hoag, & Eliot LLP. Sarah earned her BA from Harvard College in East Asian Studies and her JD from Harvard Law School. Sarah is the only lawyer to have received the NVCA’s Outstanding Service Award, for her leadership role in conceiving of and spearheading the NVCA Model Legal Documents. Sarah teaches a course at Harvard Law School on venture capital fund formation.

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ERIC ROSE, MAcc, CFA, CPA

Chief Compliance Officer

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ERIC ROSE, MAcc, CFA, CPA

Chief Compliance Officer

Eric is the Chief Compliance Officer at RA Capital Management. Eric previously served as Director, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Americas at Aberdeen Asset Management. Prior to joining Aberdeen, Eric worked as a Compliance Examiner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Eric holds a MAcc from Bentley University and a BS in Finance from George Mason University.

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RYAN RUSSELL

Fund Accountant

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RYAN RUSSELL

Fund Accountant

Ryan Russell is a Fund Accountant at RA Capital Management. His primary responsibilities are to assist with accounting, financial reporting and investment valuation. Prior to RA, Ryan was at KPMG where he was a Senior Associate. Prior to KPMG, Ryan worked at Morris and Morris, P.C. as a Staff Accountant. Ryan has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Sports Management from Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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JESSICA SAGERS, PhD

Head of Engagement

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JESSICA SAGERS, PhD

Head of Engagement

Jessica Sagers is Head of Engagement at RA Capital Management. Jess'sprimary responsibility is to direct a concerted effort to analyze, design, and shape internal and external narratives. She works with RA’s newcos to develop optimal pitch decks and public messaging, authors articles, and runs the firm’s internal and external business courses. Jessica manages RA's Innovator Resources and co-founded RApport, our biotech communications platform. She is on the Steering Committee for No Patient Left Behind, a non-profit focused on reforming American healthcare to make medicines affordable to patients and promote innovation. Jessica holds a BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University and a PhD in auditory neuroscience from the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard University. Her graduate research investigated novel small molecule approaches to treating vestibular schwannoma and neurofibromatosis type 2.

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MICHAEL SAULNIER, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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MICHAEL SAULNIER, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Michael is the Chief Financial Officer at RA Capital Management. He oversees the firm's financial functions, including middle office operations, accounting, valuation, tax and financial reporting. Prior to RA, Michael was a Special Projects Manager at Baupost, LLC where he led a large project to transition the business model to utilize third party fund administration, including management of the implementation. Prior to Baupost, he spent over five years as a Controller at Centerbridge Partners, LP, where he was responsible for accounting and valuation for the credit fund business, as well as the management company (US and Europe) and associated functions. In addition, Michael served on the firm's Luxembourg Board of Directors where he was responsible for accounting and financial reporting. Michael held leadership positions at Citigroup Hedge Fund Services in both Fund Accounting and Product Management before joining Centerbridge. Prior to Citigroup, he held various accounting and analyst roles at EY, Morgan Stanley, BBH, and Deloitte. Michael has a BS in Business Administration from Boston University with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.

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BRETT SCHELLER

Compliance Officer

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BRETT SCHELLER

Compliance Officer

Brett Scheller is a Compliance Officer at RA Capital Management. Brett’s primary responsibilities are to advise on regulatory matters and assist in the development, implementation, and testing of the compliance program. Brett holds a BS from Washington University, St. Louis and a JD from Duquesne University School of Law and is admitted to practice law in PA. Brett previously served as a Clerk for the Washington County Court of Common Pleas in PA.

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EMILIE SCHLEER

Senior Investor Relations Manager

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EMILIE SCHLEER

Senior Investor Relations Manager

Emilie Schleer is the Senior Investor Relations Manager with the Operations Team at RA Capital Management. Emilie’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to manage current and potential investor relationships. Prior to joining RA Capital, Emilie was a Vice President of Investor Relations at THL Credit. Emilie has previously held similar roles at FLAG Capital Management and Bain Capital. She holds a BS in Finance from Elon University and an MBA from Babson College.

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JAMES SCHNEIDER

Associate General Counsel

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JAMES SCHNEIDER

Associate General Counsel

James Schneider is the Associate General Counsel at RA Capital Management. James’ primary responsibilities are to advise RA Capital on public and private investments, coordinate with portfolio companies regarding deal structures and terms, and provide counsel and oversight on regulatory matters. James holds a BS in Journalism from Boston University and a JD from Boston College Law School. He previously worked as a corporate attorney at Foley Hoag LLP and Cooley LLP. James is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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DANIEL SLESINSKI

Associate, Climate Change Solutions

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DANIEL SLESINSKI

Associate, Climate Change Solutions

Daniel Slesinski is an Associate at RA Capital Management. Daniel’s primary responsibilities include creating competitive landscapes of climate change solutions and analyzing investment opportunities across climate technology and applied biotech. Previously, Daniel spent time working at ARPA-E and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and has published research examining potential early markets for fusion energy as well as techno-economic synergies between direct air capture and advanced nuclear. Daniel has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a MS in Energy Policy & Climate from Johns Hopkins University.

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PHI THACH

Executive Assistant

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PHI THACH

Executive Assistant

Phi Thach is an Executive Assistant at RA Capital Management. Phi's primary responsibilities at RA Capital are to support the Operations team by coordinating calendars, events, and company meetings. Phi previously worked as an Executive Assistant at Relay Therapeutics. Prior to Relay, she worked as an Executive Assistant at Bullhorn, Inc. Phi holds an Associate in Science Business Administration from Middlesex Community College.

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JACK VAILAS

Senior Associate, Strategic Finance

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JACK VAILAS

Senior Associate, Strategic Finance

Jack Vailas is a Senior Associate, Strategic Finance at RA Capital Management. Jack’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to partner with the Investment Team to support financial analyses for new investments and existing portfolio companies. Jack comes to RA from Charles River Associates, where he advised life sciences companies on commercial strategy.Prior to Charles River Associates, he held an Analyst position at the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute.Jack has a BA with a triple-major in Biology, Spanish, and Pre-Med from Colby College.

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TJ WARWICK

Senior Fund Accountant

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TJ WARWICK

Senior Fund Accountant

TJ is a Senior Fund Accountant at RA Capital Management. His primary responsibilities are to assist with accounting, financial reporting and investment valuation. Prior to RA, TJ was at KPMG where he was a Senior Audit Associate. Prior to KPMG, TJ worked within the AP/Office Admin function with the Boston Red Sox. TJ has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Northeastern University.

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BETHANY WRIGHT

Senior Finance Associate

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BETHANY WRIGHT

Senior Finance Associate

Bethany is a Senior Finance Associate at RA Capital Management. Her primarily responsibilities are to assist with all finance operations related to the Firm. She previously held posts as an Accounts Receivable Analyst at the MFA Companies and as an Administrative Assistant at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She holds a BS in Corporate Finance & Accounting from Salem State University.

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ALLY BOERTZEL

Executive Assistant

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ALLY BOERTZEL

Executive Assistant

Ally Boertzel is an Executive Assistant at RA Ventures (RAVen). Her primary responsibilities are to coordinate calendars, events, travel and meetings for the Venture Partners and Entrepreneurs-In-Residence within RAVen. Ally brings to RAVen nearly a decade of administrative experience. Most recently, Ally spent over five years at Akebia Therapeutics (previously Keryx), where she held Commercial Team Administrator/Internal Meetings Specialist, Sales Team Administrator/Training Specialist and Senior Administrative Assistant roles. Prior to Akebia, she gained Administrative and Resource Management experience at Wellington Management and Signature Consultants, respectively. Ally coached Women's Lacrosse at Muhlenberg College in PA. Prior to her stint coaching, she received her BS in Psychology with a Minor in History from Union College in NY.

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NATALIE CAMACHO

Executive Assistant

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NATALIE CAMACHO

Executive Assistant

Natalie Camacho is an Executive Assistant at RA Ventures (RAVen). Her primary responsibilities are to coordinate calendars, events, travel and meetings for the Venture Partners within RAVen. Natalie brings to RAVen more than six years of Administrative experience. Prior to RAVen, Natalie served as an EA for three years at Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech), a Boston agency supporting business formation and growth in the state's technology sector. Prior to MassTech, Natalie held varying Administrative roles at Northeastern University, Framingham Public Schools, and Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Natalie holds a BA in Psychology from William Paterson University and a MA in Psychology from Seton Hall University.

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HABIB DABLE

Venture Partner

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HABIB DABLE

Venture Partner

Habib Dable is a Venture Partner at RA Ventures (RAVen), focusing on advising and supporting newcos, portfolio companies and executives within RAVen. Habib brings to RAVen nearly three decades of experience as a strategic leader in Big Pharma and emerging Biotech. Prior to joining RAVen, Habib spent five years as President and CEO at Acceleron Pharma. In this role, he propelled the company to the next stage of growth and increased shareholder value by altering the course of this formerly research-based company to prioritize innovation, speed to commercialization, and culture transformation. While at Acceleron he successfully launched the company's first blockbuster asset - REBLOZYL® - and brought in the company's lead drug - Sotatercept - prior to Acceleron's eventual sale to Merck in 2021. Prior to Acceleron, Habib held various leadership roles at Bayer AG during his ~22-year tenure with the company. As President, U.S. Pharmaceuticals at Bayer, he directed a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of products across multiple therapeutic areas (cardiovascular disease, hematology, neurology, oncology, and women's health). Prior to that, he held roles as Executive Vice President, Global Head Specialty Medicine and Vice President, Ophthalmology/Global Launch Team Head, EYLEA®. Habib received his BBA in Marketing & Finance and his MBA in International Business from University of New Brunswick. He completed the Executive Program at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, as well as the Executive to Leader Institute at Korn/Ferry International. Habib has earned his Director Professionalism® Certificate from the National Association of Corporate Directors.

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CONY D'CRUZ

Venture Partner

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CONY D'CRUZ

Venture Partner

Cony D'Cruz is a Venture Partner at RA Ventures. Prior RA, Cony was Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Schrödinger for eight years, responsible for business development involving strategic collaborations and new company formation as well as software sales in the US and Japan. Prior to Schrödinger, Cony was President Chief Business Officer at Proteros responsible for all commercial activities. Prior to Proteros, Cony was Senior Vice President, Business Development, North America for Evotec and was responsible for managing all commercial activities of Evotec in North America. In these commercial roles, he initiated innovative discovery deal structures with venture companies, research foundations, and large integrated deals with pharmaceutical companies. Prior to Evotec, Cony worked at IGEN, where he was responsible for the marketing strategy of the life sciences division; in addition, he was involved in investor presentations and fundraising. Prior to IGEN Cony worked for Corning in the US and in Europe. At Corning, he held a number of sales and marketing roles with increasing responsibility; in his last position at Corning, Cony was responsible for marketing at a new business unit focused on high-throughput screening and molecular biology products. Cony received a BSc in Applied Biology from the University of London and an MBA from The Open University, Milton Keynes UK.

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MILIND DESHPANDE, PhD

Venture Partner

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MILIND DESHPANDE, PhD

Venture Partner

Milind Deshpande is a Venture Partner at RA Capital, and President & CEO of Nayan Therapeutics, a RA Capital portfolio company. Milind has more than 25 years of leadership and operational experience through all stages of drug discovery and development. He is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Spero Therapeutics, and past President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Achillion Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Achillion, Milind was Group Leader at Bristol-Myers Squibb for all early stage discovery programs in infectious diseases and neuroscience. He is the co-inventor of first-in-class HCV NS5A inhibitors, which led to the approval of DaklinzaTM, the first marketed drug in its class. Milind has co-authored more than 80 scientific articles, is co-inventor on 30 patents, and is a frequent speaker at international scientific conferences. He received his doctorate in Organic Chemistry from Ohio University, and was a Fellow and Instructor in Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine. Milind attended the residential Executive Program at The Wharton School of Management.

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JAMIE DONOVAN

Executive Assistant

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JAMIE DONOVAN

Executive Assistant

Jaime is an Executive Assistant at RA Ventures (RAVen). Jaimie's primary responsibilities are to coordinate calendars, events, and company meetings for RA Venture Partners and EIRs. Jaimie previously held roles in non-profit and medical settings and worked at Goldman Sachs where she was an Executive Assistant. Jaimie has a BS in Marketing Management from Coastal Carolina University.

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RAMIN FARZANEH-FAR, MD

Venture Partner

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RAMIN FARZANEH-FAR, MD

Venture Partner

Ramin Farzaneh-Far is a Venture Partner at RA Capital where he works closely with RA’s Venture Team to evaluate drug discovery platforms and initiate novel therapeutics programs. He was Chief Medical Officer of Ra Pharmaceuticals from 2016 until it was acquired by UCB in 2020. Ramin is an experienced clinical trialist and previously led global clinical development programs at Akebia Therapeutics and Gilead Sciences. A trained cardiologist, he has held academic faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Ramin completed his internal medicine residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston and trained in cardiovascular medicine at UCSF. He holds BA and MA degrees in immunology from the University of Cambridge, an MD from University College London, and an MAS in clinical research from UCSF.

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COSMAS GIALLOURAKIS

Venture Partner

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COSMAS GIALLOURAKIS

Venture Partner

Cosmas Giallourakis is a Venture Partner at RA Ventures, focusing on new company creation. Cosmas brings to RAVen over a decade of leadership experiences at the interface of basic science, drug development and clinical care. Prior to RAVen, Cosmas was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Third Rock Ventures and was part of the teams that built Asher Bio (cell targeted biologics for oncology/autoimmune diseases) and Septerna (GPCR focused drug discovery) as well as other NewCOs in development. In addition, Cosmas has co-founded companies including Design Pharma (synthetic bio) and a company in stealth focused on RNA based genetic medicines. Prior to this, Cosmas was a Director at Takeda Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for developing multiple partnerships and platforms on emerging technologies, along with leading drug development teams in cell and gene therapies. Before transitioning to industry, Cosmas was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he had an active gastroenterology clinical practice and ran a lab whose research centered on fundamental aspects of RNA and epigenetics. Cosmas’s academic research has been published in journals such as Cell, Science, and Nature. Cosmas received his BS in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MD from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and completed his clinical gastroenterology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School as well post-doctoral training with Frederick Alt, an HHMI investigator, in molecular immunology.

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EMILY GRANSKY

VP, Recruiting

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EMILY GRANSKY

VP, Recruiting

Emily Gransky is VP of Recruiting at RA Ventures (RAVen). In this role, Emily works closely with senior leaders, Venture Partners and Managing Directors within the Venture Team at RA Capital and within RAVen. Her primary responsibility is leading and executing full cycle recruiting across all newcos and portfolio companies. Prior to RAVen, Emily worked as Director, Talent Acquisition, at Generation Bio, leading hiring across all functions and building out systems to support that growth. Prior to this, she served as Director, Talent Acquisition and Operations at Flagship Pioneering, a role in which she built talent systems to support the growth of 30+ pre-series B biotech startup companies. Prior to Flagship, Emily held roles as Associate Director, Head of Global Talent Acquisition and Associate Director, Recruiting Operations & Analytics at bluebird bio. While in these roles, Emily helped Bluebird grow from 300 to 1000 employees. Emily has her BS in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in NY.

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EMILY MINKOW

Venture Partner

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EMILY MINKOW

Venture Partner

Emily Minkow is a Venture Partner at RA Ventures. Prior to joining RA, Emily was Chief Business Officer of Prevail Therapeutics from the company’s inception in 2017 until its acquisition by Eli Lilly in 2021. At Prevail, Emily led business functions including business development, strategy, commercialization, public relations, patient advocacy, and intellectual property, and co-led financings generating $250 million in proceeds, including the company’s IPO in 2019. Previously, Emily spent over seven years at Celgene Corporation in positions of increasing responsibility in business development, marketing, operations, and as Principal to the Chairman and CEO. As Executive Director of Business Development at Celgene, Emily was responsible for all aspects of deal evaluation, negotiation, and execution for licensing deals, mergers and acquisitions, and collaborations, with a focus on immune-inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. As Director of Global Marketing, she provided global leadership for the launch of Otezla for the treatment of patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Emily started her career in strategy consulting at Frankel Group. She received a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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ROBERT NICOL, PhD

Venture Partner

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ROBERT NICOL, PhD

Venture Partner

Robert Nicol is a Venture Partner at RA Ventures (RAVen), focusing on company creation. Prior to RA, Rob spent 21 years at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, most recently as the Senior Director of Technology Development and a Principal Investigator. His laboratory at the Broad focused on advanced high throughput biotechnology tools including DNA synthesis, single cell analysis, synthetic biology derived biomolecule libraries, and microbiome profiling. Robert has led multiple DARPA, IARPA, and NIH advanced technology development programs. He is also the co-founder of multiple biotechnology companies including HiFiBiO and Design Pharmaceuticals. He served on the Scientific Advisory Boards of multiple companies including DNA Script, Danaher Life Sciences, and CircBio. Robert also led the Sequencing Operations and Technology Development groups at the Broad for over 12 years, implementing industrial process control methods, developing multiple generations of high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies, and establishing an agile learning culture in the organization. Prior to his career at the Broad Institute, Robert was an MIT Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow, and a project manager for Fluor Corporation, where he managed large-scale petrochemical design and construction projects. Robert received his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston. He earned an MS in chemical engineering and his MBA and PhD in engineering systems from MIT.

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MEGHAN PETROWSKI

Business Operations Manager/Recruiting Coordinator

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MEGHAN PETROWSKI

Business Operations Manager/Recruiting Coordinator

Meghan Petrowski is an Business Operations Manager / Recruiting Coordinator at RA Ventures (RAVen). Her primary responsibilities are to coordinate with all of RAVen’s operational teams to manage and execute critical operations, implement projects across functions, and assist in recruiting efforts for RAVen. Meghan previously worked as an Executive Assistant at Silversmith Capital Partners and as the Associate Athletic Director at the Academy of Art University. Meghan has a BA in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and played on the women's lacrosse team.

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KAT RIESEN

VP, Finance

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KAT RIESEN

VP, Finance

Kat Riesen is the VP, Finance at RA Ventures (RAVen). Kat’s primary responsibility is supporting newcos, portfolio companies and executives within RAVen, focusing on strategic finance. Prior to joining RAVen, Kat was a Partner at van den Boom & Associates where she provided accounting and finance services including new company formation through IPO and public company accounting support, SOX compliance implementation, and financial modeling to several public and private life science companies. Before entering the life science space, Kat held various accounting roles in the retail industry and started her career at Ernst & Young. Kat has a BS in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. She is a CPA.

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MICHAEL ROSENZWEIG DVM, PhD

Entrepreneur in Residence

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MICHAEL ROSENZWEIG DVM, PhD

Entrepreneur in Residence

Michael Rosenzweig is an EIR at RA Capital. In this role he works closely with the Venture Team to evaluate drug discovery platforms and initiate novel therapeutic programs. Michael has more than two decades of experience in immuno-oncology and immunology research in both large pharma and biotech settings. Prior to joining RA, Michael was Associate Vice President at Merck Research Labs. In this position, he played a critical role in building Merck’s oncology pipeline into one of the most robust in cancer immunotherapy, focusing on a modality-agnostic strategy with a broad biology of targets and Keytruda combination strategies. He was also responsible for initiating the transition of the autoimmunity strategy from one based on systemic immunosuppression to a targeted immunomodulation approach. Prior to his time at Merck, Michael held discovery leadership roles at Immunext and Tolerx. Michael earned a DVM at the University of Pretoria and a PhD in Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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J. MICHAEL RYAN, MD

Entrepreneur in Residence

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J. MICHAEL RYAN, MD

Entrepreneur in Residence

Michael Ryan is an EIR at RA Capital. He most recently served as Chief Medical Officer for Rodin Therapeutics, where he led all clinical development activities from first-in-human through patient studies until the acquisition by Alkermes. He has held multiple senior level clinical development positions including Chief Medical Officer at Asceneuron SA and Neurodegeneration Therapeutic Area Head at Novartis. Michael received his undergraduate degree at Georgetown University and his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Psychiatry at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ryan was also a fellow in Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He was a faculty member at the University of Rochester School of Medicine prior to joining Merck Research Laboratories in 2004.

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GERALD SEWACK, PhD

Vice President of Scientific Operations

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GERALD SEWACK, PhD

Vice President of Scientific Operations

Gerald is Vice President of Scientific Operations at RA Ventures (RAVen). In this role, Gerald is responsible for evaluating new technology and novel biology to originate and support the generation of new companies in collaboration with RAVen’s Venture Partners and EIRs. He also supports select RAVen portfolio companies in active strategic operating roles and serves as Board Director for GIVax, Summation Bio, and Astro Therapeutics. Prior to this, Gerald was Director of Scientific Operations for RA Capital. He worked previously at Global Prior Art, an intellectual property analysis firm, as a Partner and the Director of the Life Sciences Division. Gerald holds a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard Medical School. His research investigated chromatin structure and transcription factor binding.

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NADIM SHOHDY, PhD

Entrepreneur in Residence

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NADIM SHOHDY, PhD

Entrepreneur in Residence

Nadim Shohdy is an EIR at RA Capital. In this role he works closely with the RA Ventures team to evaluate and incubate early stage therapeutic programs. Nadim has 11+ years’ experience in commercializing drug discovery across diverse indications and modalities. Prior to joining RA, Nadim was at NYU School of Medicine as Associate Dean of Therapeutics Alliances, a drug discovery accelerator that de-risks academic research towards partnerships with biopharma, investors, and nonprofits. Under his leadership, Therapeutics Alliances advanced 40+ projects, including 11 projects partnered with biopharma or new startups such as Repare Therapeutics and GliXogen Therapeutics. Prior to co-founding Therapeutics Alliances, Nadim worked in NYU’s Industrial Liaison technology transfer group, and was a Research Analyst at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. Nadim completed his BS in Biology at Stony Brook University, received his PhD with Distinction in Microbiology at Columbia University, and was an NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow studying the cell biology of HCV in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner Charles M. Rice at the Rockefeller University.

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JOEL C. BARRISH, Ph.D.

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JOEL C. BARRISH, Ph.D.

Advisor

Joel is currently President and Chief Scientific Officer at Jnana Therapeutics, a company focused on unlocking hard-to-drug targets, including solute carrier proteins (SLCs). Prior to Jnana, Joel served as Chief Scientific Officer at Achillion Pharmaceuticals, where he led discovery efforts on Factor D inhibitors for the treatment of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria and C3 Glomerulopathy. Most of Joel’s career was spent as a medicinal chemist in pharma, where he capped a 28-year career at Bristol-Myers Squibb by spending the last five years as Vice President and Head of Discovery Chemistry, working across all therapeutic areas. In that role, Joel worked with teams responsible for advancing more than 40 compounds into clinical development, including Sprycel (dasatinib), which he co-invented. While at BMS, Joel and his colleagues made notable advances in the area of kinase inhibitor drug discovery, particularly in immunology and oncology. He is a co-author on over 130 peer reviewed publications and is a co-inventor on 40 issued U.S. patents. Prior to moving to BMS, he spent five years at Hoffmann La-Roche as a research scientist. Joel received his doctorate in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University and his bachelor’s in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.

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VIRGINIA BURGER, PhD

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VIRGINIA BURGER, PhD

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Virginia Burger, co-founder and CEO of New Equilibrium Biosciences, is passionate about combining computational and experimental approaches to create new and better medicines. Virginia completed a Ph.D. through a joint Carnegie Mellon-University of Pittsburgh program in Computational Biology, where she developed network models for interpreting biological processes and patented a computer vision algorithm that was used by a university spinout for cancer prognosis. As an NSF and Swiss NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT, she focused her research on a class of undrugged proteins, termed intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), and performed both biophysical and computational experiments to discover druggable conformations of IDPs. She also supervised a team that created publicly available tools for interpreting experimental data on IDPs. In addition to her research, Virginia served as the Community Building Chair for MIT’s Postdoctoral Association and participated in MIT’s Translational Fellows Program, where she began customer discovery for the company that is now New Equilibrium. Virginia then worked for two years at XtalPi, Inc., an algorithm-driven pharmaceutical technology startup. As a Senior Scientist and the Director of Scientific Collaborations, she was the lead scientific contact for establishing pharmaceutical partnerships during XtalPi’s period of rapid growth. In August 2019, Virginia started New Equilibrium with the goal of designing drugs that would target IDPs and cure disease.

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MIKE CLOONAN

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MIKE CLOONAN

Advisor

Mike is President and Chief Executive Officer of Sionna. He is a respected biotech leader with over twenty years of biopharma experience across global organizations. Most recently he served as Chief Operating Officer at Sage Therapeutics leading all the business functions (commercial, medical affairs, government affairs, business development, technical operations, strategy and program management) and G&A functions. During his four years with Sage, he helped lead the growth of the organization through multiple capital raises, the launch of the company’s first product, and execution of a transformational, multi-billion collaboration.

Prior to Sage, he had a 14-year tenure at Biogen in various business and commercial roles. His most recent role at Biogen was as Senior Vice President, U.S. Commercial, where he was the general manager of the MS, hemophilia, and SMA franchises. Prior to Biogen, Mike worked at Bain & Company as a consultant specializing in healthcare. Mike earned his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

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DANIEL GRAU

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DANIEL GRAU

Advisor

Daniel Grau, an experienced biotech entrepreneur and operating executive, currently serves as CEO and Director at Avilar Therapeutics, a leading extracellular protein degradation company. He is also an Advisor to HotSpot Therapeutics and recently served on the Board of Directors at Research Alliance Corporation I (merged with POINT Biopharma) and at TetraGenetics (acquired by AbCellera). Prior to Avilar, Mr. Grau was CEO at Sojournix, President at Heptares Therapeutics (acquired 2015), CEO at Cortria (acquired 2010), and COO at CombinatoRx (IPO 2005). He also served as member of the Product Advisory Board at Concert Pharmaceuticals and as an Advisor to Nimbus Therapeutics. Early in his career, Mr. Grau worked with multi-national pharma companies including Pharmacia, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and Eisai as a management consultant focused on corporate strategy, M&A, and new product launch. Prior to management consulting, Mr. Grau was Director of Marketing & Business Development at a clinical information technology startup. Mr. Grau earned his BA with High Honors from Davidson College, where he was awarded a Dana Honor Scholarship and elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and his MPhil, MA, and MAR degrees from Yale University, where he was awarded the Day Graduate Prize and was the recipient of a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities.

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SADIK KASSIM. PhD

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SADIK KASSIM. PhD

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Sadik Kassim is a scientist and executive with extensive experience in the biotechnology industry with a specific focus on cell and gene therapy bioprocessing and translational research. Currently, he serves as Chief Technology Officer at Danaher, with a focus on new genomic medicines. Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer at Vor Bio where he built the technical operations team responsible for process development, analytical development, supply chain and manufacturing support of a CRISPR gene-edited HSPC product and oversaw the company’s CAR-T efforts. Prior to Vor, Sadik served as Executive Director at Kite Pharma and led the development of manufacturing processes for autologous CAR-T and TCR-based cell therapies. As the Chief Scientific Officer at Mustang Bio, Sadik managed the foundational build-out of the company’s preclinical and manufacturing activities. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Early Analytical Development for Novartis’ Cell and Gene Therapies Unit and worked on research teams at the National Cancer Institute with Dr. Steven Rosenberg, the University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Program with Dr. Jim Wilson, and Johnson and Johnson’s Immunology Discovery group. Sadik and his teams have contributed to the successful BLA and MAA applications for three of the commercially available CAR-T therapies: Kymriah®, Yescarta®, and Tecartus®. Sadik holds a bachelor of science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University, and earned his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Louisiana State University.

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PATRICK TROJER, PhD

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PATRICK TROJER, PhD

Advisor

Patrick joined TRIANA Biomedicines in December of 2021 as President & CEO and Board member after a successful career at Constellation Pharmaceuticals where he served as the company’s CSO. As a founder and member of Constellation’s executive team Patrick materially contributed to several successful financing rounds and deals, including a crossover round, an IPO and the ultimate acqusition of the company. Patrick was instrumental to building Constellation‘s discovery platform, establishing a portfolio of competitive clinical candidates and drove the maturation of the company‘s development efforts, leading to one PhIII and two PhII assets and three additional clinical candidates. Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Danny Reinberg, exploring the functional downstream consequences of changes to the histone posttranslational modification landscape on processes that require access to DNA, including the regulation of gene expression. Patrick received his PhD in Natural Sciences, specifically Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, from the Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria.

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JESSE CHEN, PhD

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JESSE CHEN, PhD


Jesse Chen is an EIR at RA Capital. In this role he works closely with RA’s Venture Team to evaluate various drug discovery platforms and initiate novel therapeutics programs. Jesse has more than a decade of discovery research and management experience, from early discovery through preclinical development. Prior to joining RA, Jesse was Senior Director of Discovery at Kymera Therapeutics. As the first and founding member of Kymera’s scientific team, Jesse was responsible for building the company’s industry-leading targeted protein degradation platform and pipeline, and he helped secure the company’s Series A and B financings as well as a partnership with Vertex. Jesse also held research leadership roles at Moderna Therapeutics and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for developing novel platforms and leading discovery programs. Jesse earned his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from MIT and was a Harvard Origins Research Fellow.

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BEN DAKE, PhD

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BEN DAKE, PhD


Ben Dake is a Venture Associate at RA Capital Management. Ben’s primary responsibility at RA Capital is to identify compelling assets to help facilitate new company creation or investments in emerging seed-stage companies. Ben has also mapped competitive landscapes with a focus on cardiovascular diseases and regenerative medicine as a member of the Cardio-Renal Team within the TechAtlas division of RA Capital. Ben holds a BS in Biology and an MS in Virology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a PhD in Cancer Biology from the Tufts University School of Medicine. His doctoral research focused on breast cancer metastasis. Ben previously worked as a Research Assistant in a Neuroinflammation lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and was an Internet Application Developer at the Gallup Organization.

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DANIELLE FELDMAN, PhD

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DANIELLE FELDMAN, PhD

Danielle Feldman is the Director of Corporate Development at Aliada Therapeutics. Most recently, she was as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at RA Ventures and was a Scientific Co-Founder and Associate Director of Corporate Development at Athenen Therapeutics (merged into Eliem Therapeutics; ELYM). Previously, Danielle was an Associate at RA Capital, and worked in IP and tech licensing at Seven Bridges Genomics and the MIT Technology Licensing Office, respectively. Danielle received her PhD in Neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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VIKRAM SHEEL KUMAR, MD

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VIKRAM SHEEL KUMAR, MD


Vikram Sheel Kumar is a Venture Partner at RA Capital where he is applying software to develop drugs and new ventures. He is co-founder and CEO of Clear Creek Bio, an RA Capital portfolio company. Vikram studied engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi before earning a BS in Operations Research with honors from Columbia University. He holds an MD magna cum laude from Harvard-MIT, Program in Health Sciences and Technology, where he was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. He was named an MIT Technology Review 100 innovators under 35 for his MIT Media Lab social enterprise, Dimagi, that has impacted millions with its mobile data collection platform. Vikram trained in clinical pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he was chief resident.

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JAMES McARTHUR, PhD

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JAMES McARTHUR, PhD


James McArthur is an Advisor for RA Capital Management. James was most recently the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and served as a Board Director for Imara, a public company developing therapies for sickle cell disease and β-thallasemia. He was also the co-founder and President of Research and Development of Cydan, a rare disease accelerator. James has over 25 years of industry experience in creating and building biotechnology companies including experience as a co-founder of the lysosomal storage diseases company Vtesse acquired by Sucampo/Malinkrodt, co-founder of the clinical stage neuroendocrine company Tiburio, Board Director of the ocular gene therapy company Nightstar acquired by Biogen, and as founding Chief Scientific Officer of the rheumatology therapy company Synovex/Adheron acquired by Roche. Prior to these companies, James held senior research leadership roles in the gene and stem cell therapy companies Cell Genesys, Phylogix, and Somatix Therapy. James was an entrepreneur in residence at HealthCare Ventures, an advisor to Kurma Ventures, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), a patient advocacy group. James was a post-doctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley. He worked with Dr. David Raulet and Nobel Laureate Dr. James Allison before which he received a PhD in Molecular Oncology and BSc in Biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal.

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TIMOTHY NOYES, MBA

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TIMOTHY NOYES, MBA


Timothy Noyes is an Advisor for RA Capital Management. RA Capital and CEO of Arcuate Therapeutics. In this role he works closely with RA’s Venture Team to evaluate various drug discovery platforms and initiate novel therapeutics programs. Timothy is a veteran biotech leader with deep experience in growing companies and bringing innovative therapies to market. Prior to joining RA Capital and Arcuate Therapeutics, Tim was President and CEO of Proteon Therapeutics, a company focused on developing novel therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with kidney and vascular diseases. Tim was hired as the fourth employee at Proteon and built a team that brought an innovative biologic for blood vessel remodeling from pre-clinical through two Phase 3 clinical trials. Before joining Proteon, Tim was the COO of Trine Pharmaceuticals and he held several management positions with GelTex Pharmaceuticals prior to its acquisition by Genzyme. Tim was responsible for building the commercial team at GelTex and launching Renagel, a novel treatment for patients with kidney failure that grew to a $1B franchise . After the acquisition, Tim was named President of Genzyme’s Renal Division and GelTex Pharmaceuticals. Tim began his career at Merck & Co., serving in multiple commercial roles in its cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and managed care divisions. Tim received his A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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SOUMYA RAY, PhD

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SOUMYA RAY, PhD

In his most recent role as Entrepreneur In Residence and Head of Computation at RA Ventures (RAVen), Soumya Ray supported the creation of two RAVen-incubated newcos. He continues advising both in a consultant capacity. Additionally, he is the interim CTO and Board Observer at New Equilibrium Bio. He works closely with RA's Investment Team on novel drug discovery platforms with emphasis on computational chemistry and machine learning. Soumya has more than two decades of experience in structure-based drug design and molecular modeling both in the areas of small molecules and biologics across multiple target classes and indications. Soumya completed his postdoc at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and held an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience role at Harvard Medical School Neurology Department where he contributed to the Harvard Neurodiscovery Center’s (HNDC) academic drug discovery initiative as a modeler and drug hunter. Many of the assets he contributed to within HNDC have been out-licensed to various Cambridge and Boston-based startups and biotech firms for further development. Soumya spent time as an EIR at IncTank Ventures, where he worked on multiple company creations. After his stay at IncTank Ventures, he joined Schrödinger’s Drug Discovery Application Group and through various roles ascended to a Research Leader within the organization. After leaving Schrodinger in 2018, Soumya founded 3-Dimensional Consulting, a boutique Physics Based and Machine-Learning focused computational chemistry consulting firm that provides scientific support for early-stage drug discovery and company formation within various Boston-based venture firms including: Atlas Venture, 3rd Rock, MPM Capital, and RA Capital. Soumya has contributed to over 75 drug discovery programs ranging from small startups to large pharma, leading to nine development candidates currently in various stages of clinical trials. He has over 20 academic publications, inventorship on numerous patents, and serves as reviewer for multiple journals and NIH grants committee. Soumya obtained his PhD in X-ray Crystallography and Biophysics from the Indian Institute of Science while working as visiting research scholar at Rockefeller University.

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ALONSO RICARDO, PhD

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ALONSO RICARDO, PhD


Alonso Ricardo is an Entrepreneur in Residence at RA Capital, where he works closely with RA’s Venture Team to evaluate drug discovery platforms and initiate novel therapeutics programs. Prior to joining RA Capital, Alonso was Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Ra Pharmaceuticals until it was acquired by UCB in 2020. At Ra Pharma, Alonso held various leadership roles where he initiated and led the scientific efforts for the company in multiple preclinical and clinical programs; working in a wide set of therapeutic areas and using different molecular modalities. In this role, he gained broad expertise across all phases of drug discovery, early development, and clinical research. Alonso completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Florida and his post-doctoral work as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Alonso was also a chemistry professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia.

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ADAM ROSENBERG


Adam Rosenberg is an Advisor for RA Capital Management. Adam was most recently President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Rodin Therapeutics until its acquisition by Alkermes in 2019. Adam has 20+ years of industry experience in building healthcare and technology companies, including as CEO and co-founder of Link Medicine, a company focused on developing disease-modifying neurodegenerative therapies and as CEO and co-founder of Teleos Therapeutics, an innovative neuroscience drug discovery platform company. Adam has led and advised companies in diverse areas such as digital health, materials and diagnostics, and has served as Director on the board of multiple venture-backed companies. Adam was also an advisor and investor in “A Late Quartet”, an entrepreneurial feature film centered on a cellist diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken. Adam received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his BA from Whittier College.

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