Team

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.

 

Team Oct 2020

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
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...

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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 the 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...

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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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