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Meet the faces driving our success and bringing their unique expertise to all we do. Our team ranges from staff, steering board members, and industry advisors.


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Alex Abuin, PhD

R&D Director, Therapeutics Accelerator

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Adebimpe Adefolaju

Project Manager

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John Bamforth, PhD

Executive Director

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Toni Baric

READDI Project Development Manager

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Andrew Beelan, MD

Executive Director Clinical Development, G1 Therapeutics, Inc.

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Noah Bell

Research Technician

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Reuben Blackwell, IV

President & CEO, Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.

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Catherine Burnett, MBA

Strategic Advisor—Impact Investing, Phillips Foundation

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Blake Cameron, MD, MBI

Medical Director for Telehealth and Access Innovation, Duke Health

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Dedric Carter, MBA

Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development; Chief Innovation Officer, UNC

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Jennifer Cavender, MPH

Project Manager, Triangle CERSI

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Renard Charity, Jr., MBA

Managing Partner, Fletcher Spaght

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Kelly Collins

Chief Development Officer

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Jacquelyn Covington

Program Manager

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Daryl Cromer, MS

PCSD Chief Technology Officer & Product Safety, Lenovo

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Bruce Crosby, MBA

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Health Velocity Capital

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Mark Crowell, RTTP

Entrepeneur in Residence

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Christin Daniels, MA

Executive Director, Triangle CERSI

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Rajaneekar Dasari, PhD

Research Associate

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Bob Dieterle, MBA

Managing Director, Venture Studio

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Blair Dodson, PhD

Scientific Program Manager

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Cartier Esham, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Biotechnology Innovation Organization

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Maaike Everts, PhD

Executive Director, Translational Therapeutics Accelerator, Critical Path Institute

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Guy Fish, MD, MBA

President & CEO, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center

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Alston Gardner

Entrepeneur in Residence

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Brian Golitz

CRISPR Facility Manager

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Richard Graham, PhD

Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Theravance Biopharma

Faisal Hanafi

Director, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

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Nate Hathaway, PhD

CRISPR Facility Director

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Meghan Hauser

Director of Foundation Relations and Industry Engagement

Anne Hingtgen

Lab Manager

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Essence Jackson, MS

READDI Project Manager

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Angela Kashuba, BSc.Phm., PharmD DABCP FCP

Dean, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

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David Kereiakes, MBA

Partner, Windham Venture Partners

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Heather Knight

President, Acute Therapies, Clinical Nutrition, Medication Delivery, Latin America and Canada, Baxter International Inc.

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Esther Krofah, MPP

Executive Vice President, Milken Institute

Gene Liau

Chief Scientific Officer, Adagen Preclinical Solutions LLC

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Katie McKenna

Director of Development

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Nakia Melecio, PhD, MA

Senior Research Faculty, Georgia Institute of Technology Founder & Director, MedTech Center of Excellence

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Dan Moore, BSCS

Entrepeneur in Residence

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Sanjeev Munshi, PhD

Chief Business Officer, Greenfire Bio and Entrepreneur in Residence

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Alexandra Oak, MS

Director of Operations

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Terrance Orr, MBA

Entrepreneur in Residence, Mach49 Advisor, High Alpha Innovation

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Shirley L. Paddock, RPh, MBA

SVP, Clinical Development—Project Management, Syneos Health

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H. Stewart Parker, MBA

Principal, Parker BioConsulting

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Sumitra Pati, PhD

Commercial Strategy Director, Therapeutics Accelerator

Allie Polk


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Loleta Robinson, MD, MBA

Healthcare Consultant, Fortis Industries, LLC

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Adam Roth, PhD

Vice President of Business Operations, Galvani Bioelectronics

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David Routh

Managing Director, New Republic Partners

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Andrew Satterlee, PhD

Associate Director, SLiCE Program

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Scott Savage, M.S.

Chief Financial Officer

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Christy Shaffer, PhD

General Partner, Hatteras Venture Partners

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Norman Sharpless, M.D.

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Jupiter BioVentures

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Taylor Shoun, MBS

READDI Project Manager

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Tom Skalak, PhD

Senior Advisor, Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation

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Andy Snipes, PhD

CRISPR Research Specialist

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Jon Soderstrom, PhD

Managing Director of the Office of Cooperative Research, Retired Yale University

Melissa Solomon

Administrative Assistant

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Prentice Stovall, Jr. MBA

Sr. Vice President, Immunology Strategy & Global Marketing - Chief Marketing Officer at Eli Lilly and Company

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S. Edward Torres, MBA

Managing Partner, Vioplore Ventures

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Matt Tremblay, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Blackbird Laboratories

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Ava Vargason, PhD, PMP

READDI Program Manager

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Brianna Vickerman, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Light Activated Therapeutics

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Jodi Virkus, PharmD

VP Global Head of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Joel Wiggins

Founder, Wiggins Institute of Entrepreneurship & Life Skills Development

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Ray Zhang

CRISPR Research Technician

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Roy Zwahlen, JD

Chief Strategy Officer

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