Meet the Team

Somer Baburek, MBA
Somer Baburek, MBACo-Founder & CEO
Experienced leader in life science start-ups, including Rx drug development, clinical operations, FDA regulation, and achieving successful exit.
Paul Castella, PhD, MBA
Paul Castella, PhD, MBACo-Founder & Board Chairman
Successful serial life science entrepreneur, multiple successful exits, 20+ years in biotech commercialization, and VC investing.
Bruce Nicholson, PhD
Bruce Nicholson, PhDCo-Founder & CSO
Decorated researcher, discovered the first connexin, 40+ years studying their function, co-inventor of the technology.
Nameer Kirma, PhD
Nameer Kirma, PhDCo-Founder & Chair Scientific Advisory
Expert in disorders of the female reproductive tract and disease progression & pathology, co-inventor of the technology.
Dr. Wendy Smith, MHA
Dr. Wendy Smith, MHABoard Member
Nationally recognized healthcare leader in employee benefits, value-based care, managing populations in Managed Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Dual Eligible, and Commercial benefits. Expertise in direct employer contracting, disruptive healthcare innovation, diversity in healthcare and Artificial Intelligence in medical data.
Gobie Walsdorf
Gobie WalsdorfBoard Member
President of Mission Pharmacal, large privately held pharmaceutical and med device company, industry leader in women’s health, 20+ years successful commercialization, marketing, and distribution of innovative products.

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