Team

Meet our team of passionate problem solvers

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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

Office 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 Bioinfomatics

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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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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Gail Joseph, PhD

Research Associate

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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Sydney West

Production Technician

Syd is a recent high school graduate who is currently pursuing a gap year before attending college next fall. She began interning as the fourth employee...

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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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