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Our Mission:  We believe cells are unique - treatments should be, too.

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.

 

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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.

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Jay West, PhD
CEO / Co-Founder

Jay is the inventor of several technologies in the molecular biology, microfluidic and diagnostic arena. He has...

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Charles Gawad, MD, PhD
Board Director / Co-Founder

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

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Rob Kaizerman
Chief Operating Officer

Robert Kaizerman is an accomplished operations executive with expertise in process, sourcing, production...

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Gary Harton, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Harton received his Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and his Ph.D. at the University of Kent...

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Sean Keohane
Senior VP of Commercial Operations

Sean has over 25 years of life science industry experience across sales and business development with demonstrated success in...

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Anne Vrolyk
VP of Business Development

Anne is responsible for Business Development and Strategic Partnering for BioSkryb. She has been...

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Rob Carter, PhD
Director of Bioinformatics

Rob is originally from Ottawa, Canada, where he did his undergraduate degree at Carleton University and earned his PhD in Biology from the...

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Jon Zawistowski, PhD
Director of R&D

Originally from Colorado, Jon received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in...

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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 small business and...

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Phyll Arrington
Marketing & Brand Strategist

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...

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Jeff Blackinton, PhD
Manager 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. Biochemistry) in...

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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 in Life...

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Mark Hurt
Principal Field Application Scientist

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

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2021 Jill Waters

Jill Waters
Field Application Scientist

Jill is an accomplished scientist with over 15 years of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) experience. She started her NGS career in single cell genomics ...

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2021 Jennifer Van Fleet

Jennifer Van Fleet
Technical Sales Business Development Manager, Western US

Jennifer is a California native who has been interested in the sciences as far back as middle school. She earned Bachelor’s and Master's of Science degrees...

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Sofia De Leon Tobal, PhD
Technical Sales Business Development Manager, Eastern US

Sofia has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Temple University.  She held a postdoctoral fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then switched her interest...

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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...

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2021 Katie Kennedy

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...

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2021 Swetha Velivela

Swetha Velivela, PhD
Scientist

Originally from India, Swetha moved to the USA to obtain a master’s degree in Biotechnology from Georgetown University. After...

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Durga Arvapalli, PhD
Scientist

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

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2021 Janelle Robinson

Janelle Robinson
Associate Production Scientist

Janelle Robinson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Applied Science and Technology (concentration of Bioscience) at North Carolina A&T State...

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2021 Isai Salas Gonzalez

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...

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2021 Corey Culler

Corey Culler
Principal Cloud Architect

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

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2021 Viren Amin

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 pursued his...

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Debrah Herman
CFO

As Chief Financial Officer of BioSkryb and Anzu Partners, Debrah Herman oversees all aspects of finance, cash management, accounting, and payroll. She is a professional...

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Wendi Carter
VP of Accounting and Finance

Wendi Carter is the Vice President, Finance and Accounting for Anzu Partners, providing expertise and support for our funds and portfolio companies, overseeing the finance...

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Cathryn Paine
Talent Manager and Organizational Development

Cathryn Paine leads talent management and organizational development for BioSkryb and Anzu Partners...

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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. Prior to Anzu Partners, Rosemary spent 18...

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Board Members

 

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Jay West, PhD
CEO / Co-Founder

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

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Charles Gawad, MD, PhD
Director / Co-Founder

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

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David Michael
Managing Partner

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

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William E. Evans, PharmD

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

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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 Sciences Tools, Research, Diagnostics...

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