Meet BioSkryb

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

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About Us

BioSkryb is a revolutionary inventor of technologies that support our desire to make a difference in the world of healthcare. Our proprietary approach to low-input DNA and single-cell whole genome amplification enables scientists to detect genetic variants in single cells with unprecedented accuracy, allowing for a broad array of genomic applications that will result in unexpected new discoveries about basic biology and human health.

Meet our Team

Together, the diverse team at BioSkryb brings a deep 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.

BioSkryb Team
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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 products...

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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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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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Anne Vrolyk

VP of Business Development

Anne is responsible for Business Development and Strategic Partnering for BioSkryb. She has been active in BD, Strategic partnering and M&A over the past 25 years for...

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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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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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Cathryn Paine

Talent Manager and Organizational Development

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

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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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Rob Carter, PhD

Associate 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

Associate Director of R&D

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

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Jason Howard

Field Application Manager

Jason Howard is originally from Ocala, Florida.  He received his undergraduate degree at Florida State University while working under the...

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Xinyan Li, PhD

Field Application Scientist

Xinyan is originally from China where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in the life science discipline.  She moved to the United States in 2003...

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Nick Waters, PhD

Bioinformatics Research Associate

Nick is a computational biologist originally from Connecticut, who started off a microbiological research career in Boston...

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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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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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Gail Joseph, PhD

Scientist

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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Lavanya Turlapati, MS

Research Associate

Lavanya holds a double Masters from India, in Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnology. She worked with Dr. T.F.C Mackay and Dr. Anholt...

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Durga Arvapalli, PhD

Research Associate

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 Biology...

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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 products...

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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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News Center

 

AUGUST 3, 2020

BioSkryb Launches Researcher Early Access Program for Genomic Amplification Technology

DURHAM, NC, Aug. 3, 2020 — BioSkryb, Inc. (“BioSkryb”), a developer of genomic amplification technologies that deliver higher coverage and fidelity for gene sequencing, today announced that it has launched an Early Access Program (EAP) for researchers to test its proprietary genomic amplification technology (Primary Template-directed Amplification or PTA)....

June 22, 2020

BioSkryb and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Partner

Single Cell Genome Sequencing Company BioSkryb and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Partner to Develop Clinical Diagnostic Solutions to Identify Resistant Cancer Cells as Patients Undergo Treatment DURHAM, N.C., June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BioSkryb, a developer of genomic amplification technologies that deliver higher coverage and fidelity for gene...

APRIL 21, 2020

Addressing Coronavirus Testing Bottleneck, Scientists Turn to RNA-Extraction-Free PCR

Apr 20, 2020 | Julia Karow NEW YORK – Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostic tests across the US remains woefully inadequate. According to the COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer effort to track testing across the country headed by The Atlantic, more than...

APRIL 14, 2020

The Genesis of Genotypes

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | Mike May Delving into a single cell’s DNA reveals a reductionist’s dream. By unraveling the identity and order of nucleic acids in just one cell, scientists can explore some of the most basic biology, and clinicians can better understand and treat more diseases. With...

JANUARY 23, 2020

Startup BioSkryb Eyes Oncology Applications for Single-Cell DNA Sequencing

Jan 23, 2020 | Andrew P. Han NEW YORK – A North Carolina startup is hoping to take genomic research to the single-cell level, with a new whole-genome amplification technology. “I haven’t done bulk RNA sequencing in probably five years,” said Charles Gawad, cofounder of Durham, North Carolina-based BioSkryb...

JANUARY 9, 2020

Single Cell Genome Sequencing Company BioSkryb Raises $11.5M in Seed Funding Round

DURHAM – BioSkryb, a developer of genomic amplification technologies that deliver higher coverage and fidelity for gene sequencing, today announced it raised $11.5 million in new funding. This Seed round was led by venture capital firm Anzu Partners and included the law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. The...

Careers

 

Scientist 1

We are seeking a Scientist I to join an exciting, fast-growing, and well-financed company to develop novel genome amplification applications. The individual will execute and develop procedures to ensure the reproducibility and reliability of products in our development pipeline. Duties will include the execution of cell and molecular biological techniques related to the amplification and analysis of single cells by genome sequencing. The successful candidate will design, perform, and analyze experiments for multiple programs, and will work independently to support process development, product characterization, and production.

Field Application Scientist

We are seeking to add a Field Application Scientist to our team. The successful candidate will initially master the BioSkryb platform and be the external champion for the company, enabling customer success.

Director of Marketing

The Director of Marketing for single-cell products will grow and lead the marketing team to commercialize a suite of new single-cell products based on our core technology, Primary Template-Directed Amplification (PTA). BioSkryb is an early stage venture-backed company engaged in early customer trials of our first core chemistry products. The BioSkryb team has further developed a deep pipeline of new products aimed at addressing the critical heterogeneity that defines biological systems and elucidates the mechanisms of pathology at the most basic level of the single-cell genome.

Part-time Office Manager

The Office Manager is a part-time position and will report directly to the Operations Manager, providing support with travel logistics, expense reports, document management, and other routine and complex administrative tasks. We’re a fast-paced company and desire an energetic candidate who can think on their feet and adapt quickly to changing circumstances (e.g. fielding phone calls, last-minute travel).