Our Mission: Let Every Single Cell Tell Its Story

About Us

BioSkryb has ushered in a whole new era of single-cell whole genome amplification. The benefits of the BioSkryb ResolveDNA® technology include the ability to control the amplicon size during amplification. This allows the incorporation of barcode identifiers into each sample template, enabling unparalleled reproducibility and sensitive detection of DNA lesions. Our complete workflow solution is especially useful in cancer research as it allows the detection of single resistant mutant cells (MRD) in heterogeneous cancers such as leukemia. It also enables new applications for gene sequencing that need a level of resolution simply not available today.


Meet our Team

Together, the diverse team at BioSkryb brings a depth of experience in the development of highly sensitive and accurate tools for single-cell analysis, focused on the research and translational needs of new applications that enable improved health management. The company has been rapidly building the infrastructure to make those tools widely available to the research community and others.

BioSkryb’s leadership team has decades of combined scientific and management experience that together sparks the innovations that will change the future of science.

Executive Leadership

Jay West, PhD

CEO / Co-Founder / Scientific Advisory Board / Board of Directors

Jay is the inventor of several technologies in the molecular biology, microfluidic and diagnostic arena. He has created numerous commercial products …

Rob Kaizerman

Chief Operating Officer

Robert Kaizerman is an accomplished operations executive with expertise in process, sourcing, production, lean, and quality. He has led the developme…

Gary Harton, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer / Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Harton received his Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and his Ph.D. at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Gary has be…

Reagan Tully

Chief Commercial Officer

Reagan Tully is an experienced executive in the biopharma and biotech industries, having led the functions of sales, account management, business ope…


Scientific Advisory Board

William E. Evans, PharmD

Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Evans joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH) as a student in 1972, joined the faculty in 1976, chaired the Pharmaceutical Sciences …

Barry Behr, PhD

Dr. Behr graduated from University of Nevada-Reno with honors and earned his Ph.D. with emphasis in Reproductive Physiology in 1991, board certified …

Mya Thomae

Mya has been working in regulatory, quality and clinical affairs for in vitro diagnostic products since 1990. Mya has worked with FDA and many worldw…

Stefan M. Pfister, MD

Stefan M. Pfister, Prof. Dr. med. Director Preclinical Pediatric Oncology Hopp Children’s Cancer Center Heidelberg (KiTZ) Division Head “Pediatric Ne…

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD

He is the William and Jane Shingleton Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University and serves as the E…


Board of Directors

David Michael

Executive Board Chairman and Managing Partner - Anzu Partners

David Michael is an investor and advisor with nearly 30 years of international business experience. He co-founded Anzu Partners and developed the fir…

Jay West, PhD

CEO / Co-Founder / Scientific Advisory Board / Board of Directors

Jay is the inventor of several technologies in the molecular biology, microfluidic and diagnostic arena. He has created numerous commercial products …

William E. Evans, PharmD

Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Evans joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH) as a student in 1972, chaired the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department from 1986-2002, s…

Siddhartha Kadia

Dr. Kadia has a deep background in executive management and public company governance across a range of global businesses, predominantly in the Life …

Charles Gawad, MD, PhD

Co-Founder / Board of Directors

Chuck is a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator, as well as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University where he has an active researc…


BioSkryb Team

Brian Reese, PhD

Vice President of Marketing

Brian has a long track record in science and the biotech industry. He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on cancer biology. …

Mark Lynch

Vice President Commercial Operations, EMEA

Over the past fifteen years Mark has held various commercial, applications and business development roles across numerous geographies in organization…

Don Trapolsi, MS

Associate Vice President, Global Head Genomics Services

Don Trapolsi did his undergraduate degree in Biology at Arcadia University outside Philadelphia and his MS in Biology at East Stroudsburg University.…

Victor Weigman, PhD

Sr. Director of Bioinformatics / Scientific Advisory Board

A North Carolina native, Vic did his undergraduate in Biochemistry and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina in Biology and Bioinfor…

Jon Zawistowski, PhD

Senior Director of R&D / Scientific Advisory Board

Originally from Colorado, Jon received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental …

Phyll Arrington

Director of Marketing

Phyll is a marketing and communication professional whose career has been a study in brands...how to build them, how to share them with internal and …

Mark Hurt

Director of Application Sciences

Mark is a native Virginian who grew up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in the Northern Neck. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Universit…

Jeff Blackinton, PhD

Director of Services and New Products

Jeff has always strived for a career in biotech, and it has taken him from his hometown on Bainbridge Island, WA to Rice University (B.A. Biochemistr…

Corey Culler

Director of IT and Cloud Center of Excellence

Corey is from Canton, Ohio, and has an undergraduate degree in Accounting through Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Corey has been working i…

Sarah Coppola

Operations Manager

A North Carolina native, Sarah got her BFA in studio art and BA in anthropology from UNC Chapel Hill. She has been involved in the Triangle area smal…

Gail Joseph, PhD

Production Manager

Gail is originally from India and from a very young age she was drawn towards the concept of biology. She received her Bachelors and Masters degree i…

Joe Dahl, PhD

Senior Scientist

Joe received his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Continuing research initiated…

Tatiana Morozova, PhD

Senior Scientist

Originally from Russia, Tatiana received her Master’s degree in Genetics from the Moscow State University. She completed her doctoral work with a deg…

Katie Kennedy PhD, ASCP (MB)

Senior Scientist

Katie is a scientist with a love of startup companies and product development. She received her BSc in Molecular Genetic Technology from the Universi…

Swetha Velivela, PhD

Scientist I

Originally from India, Swetha moved to the USA to obtain a master’s degree in Biotechnology from Georgetown University. After finishing her MS, she w…

Durga Arvapalli, PhD

Scientist I

Durga’s lifelong interest in science has earned her a Ph.D. in Nanoscience from University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She has a Masters in Biolog…

Janelle Robinson

Scientist

Janelle received her Bachelor’s in Biotechnology from Claflin University and Master’s in Biology from North Carolina A&T State University (NCAT). She…

Isai Salas-González, PhD

Computational Biologist

Isai is originally from Mexico where he received his bachelor’s degree in Genomic Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He move…

Viren Amin, PhD

Genomic Data Engineer

Viren received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and M.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. He pur…

Debrah Herman

CFO

As Chief Financial Officer of BioSkryb and Anzu Partners, Debrah Herman oversees all aspects of finance, cash management, accounting, and payroll. Sh…

Wendi Carter

VP of Accounting and Finance

Wendi Carter is the Vice President, Finance and Accounting for BioSkryb and Anzu Partners, providing expertise and support for our funds and portfoli…

Cathryn Paine

Talent Manager and Organizational Development

Cathryn Paine leads talent management and organizational development for BioSkryb and Anzu Partners, providing counsel and functional support on recr…

Rosemary Dean

Payroll & Benefits Manager

Rosemary is BioSkryb and Anzu Partners' Payroll and Benefits Manager. She works at the nexus of the Accounting and HR teams, and is currently adminis…