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Management Team and Founders

  • Ira C. Spector
    Ira C. Spector CEO, Co-Founder

    PhD, University of Medicine & Dentistry, NJ (Rutgers), MBA, Drexel University; Wyeth, Pfizer, Allergan, ICON; experienced drug developer on 34 NDAs and co-founder of 4 prior startups, 30 years of experience

    • Mark Feitelson
      Mark Feitelson CSO, Co-Founder

      PhD, Immunovirology, UCLA Geffen Medical School; Co-inventor, Professor at Temple University; world-class expert in liver disease; advisor to Chiron Diagnostics, Biogen, Immune Response Corp, Pharmasset & QuadPharma, Ribozyme, Maxygen, USINO, Targeted Genetics, Nucleonics, HEC, Shanghai Claison Biotech, and Theravectys, 35 years of experience

      • Alla Arzumanyan
        Alla Arzumanyan CDO, Co-Founder

        PhD, Biotechnology, Yerevan University, Armenia; Co-inventor; Assistant Professor at Temple and Jefferson University; expert in stem cell cancers, HBV and GI microbiome, worked with HEC (Sunshine Lake Pharma Co.), Theravectys, and ThirdLaw, 25 years of experience

        • James Kirwin
          James Kirwin COO

          Experienced executive at big pharma Astra-Zeneca, Wyeth/Pfizer, Medtronic and startups Intrexon, Taiho Oncology, Iterum Therapeutics; hands-on clinical operations, expert with numerous drug approvals, 30 years of experience