We are Enveda

Our Purpose: To Deliver Hope to Every Patient

We’ve all been on the wrong side of a diagnosis at one time or the other. We recognize that medicines deliver not just care, but also hope when we need it most. Millions of patients battle on bravely, waiting for a cure, waiting for a chance at a fulfilled life. At Enveda, we rise every morning to ensure that in a not too distant future, patients and their families everywhere – all of us – always have hope. 

OUR PROMISE TO NATURE

We Care

To Enveda, Earth’s biodiversity is a valuable source of inspiration for drug discovery. Our pledge to share fairly, on mutually agreed terms, benefits from the use of biological resources is the ethical foundation of our company.  We are deeply committed to compliance with the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya protocol, and the rights of countries, indigenous peoples, and local communities to their plant resources.  We are, together with our partners, dedicated to applying our R&D capabilities in a sustainable manner. Please contact us to discover how we develop solutions to today’s biggest healthcare challenges while ensuring the conservation, sustainable use, and equitable sharing of benefits from Earth’s biodiversity.

our team

Bringing Nature
to Drugs

At Enveda, we not only value the internal partnerships among our scientists, we also believe those lasting relationships are essential to the speedy delivery of novel medicines to patients. We have built a drug discovery team of biologists, chemists, bioinformaticians, and data scientists who are full-time employees and part owners of Enveda Biosciences. Spanning three continents and six time-zones, we are all united by our purpose to deliver new treatments, and hope, to every patient.

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* Aren Lorenson ||| Data Scientist ||| Aren assembles & organizes Enveda’s various data streams. He studied machine learning at the University of Wisconsin and has spent time working in a microbiology lab. Outside of work, he looks forward to being in the front row at metal concerts and plasma cutting his next desktop tower. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Aren.jpg ||| engineering
* August Allen ||| Chief Platform Officer ||| August holds a B.S in Biomedical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He was an early employee at Recursion Pharmaceuticals where he wore many hats including leading automation and scale-up efforts. August enjoys playing soccer, reading, and following the exploits of SpaceX as they attempt to colonize mars. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/August-Allen-scaled-e1635966074347.jpg ||| biology, leadership
* Biswapriya B. Misra ||| Principal Scientist ||| Biswa brings in a decade of experience in metabolomics, multiomics, and phytochemistry in relation to understanding metabolic processes in diverse organisms of biotech relevance. Prior to joining Enveda, Biswapriya was an Assistant Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine, NC, where he led metabolomics and multiomics projects in several funded NIH grants (U54, U19, R01s) and is author of 70 peer reviewed scholarly publications, and handful of patents. When not working, Biswapriya likes to spend time with family, cooking and singing! ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/biswa.jpg ||| comp-bio
* Brooke Maag ||| New Product Planning Associate ||| Brooke earned her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from Butler University and is a licensed pharmacist. She has 9 years of experience in direct patient care in the community pharmacy setting. At Enveda, her role in New Product Planning aims to evaluate market potential and identify the best opportunities for product success, while bringing a clinical perspective to the team. Brooke enjoys trips to the beach, trying new restaurants, and watching Butler basketball (Go Dawgs!). ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/a810c3f7-0644-4eb3-af4d-ad16d8f15d45_original-scaled-e1612195167681.jpg ||| business-operations
* Bryan Norman ||| VP Drug Discovery ||| Bryan joined Enveda after spending >25 years in big pharma drug discovery (Searle, Eli Lilly), where he led multiple cross functional drug discovery efforts, many of which culminated in clinical candidates for oncology, endocrine and pain indications. He has published > 50 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and is an inventor on > 30 U.S. patents. Bryan is also an Adjunct Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he teaches multiple drug discovery topics. He serves on the Editorial Board of Burger’s Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Development and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Foundation. Bryan enjoys photography and hitting the links. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/bryan-norman.jpg ||| chemistry, biology, leadership
* Chris Diana ||| VP Data & Engineering ||| Prior to joining Enveda, Chris built software and led teams for over a decade, working with clients across a multitude of verticals ranging from startups and non-profits to Fortune 100 companies. His software projects have been featured on some of the top development news resources such as Y Combinator and Cooper Press. Chris has also served as a technical advisor for several startups in Colorado area. In his free time, he enjoys playing music and hitting the slopes. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/chris-dana.jpg ||| engineering, leadership
* Christoph Krettler ||| Data Scientist ||| Christoph received his BSc in Bioinformatics and Molecular Bioengineering from the University of Technology in Graz, and later a Master’s from the University’s Institute of Computational Biotechnology. Before joining Enveda, his research at the Institute of Biomedical Informatics focused on structural elucidation of small molecules, where he investigated reaction perception algorithms, variational autoencoders and quantum chemistry methods for in silico modeling of mass spectrometry fragmentation processes. In his free time, he enjoys playing with new ideas, swimming, and spending time with family. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/image_web-scaled-e1635972035742.jpg ||| data-science
* Daniel Domingo-Fernandez ||| Computational Biologist ||| Daniel develops network-based algorithms focusing on drug discovery applications. He received his B.S in Biotechnology at the University of León (Spain) spending a year at the University of Wisconsin. He then received his M.Sc and Ph.D in computational biology at the University of Bonn (Germany) prior to joining Enveda. In an academic capacity, Daniel also works at Fraunhofer SCAI and has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications. In his free time, he enjoys triathlon as well as playing chess and tennis. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Daniel-Domingo-Fernandez.jpg ||| comp-bio, engineering, data-science
* Daniel Wee ||| Chief of Staff ||| After receiving his Ph.D in Molecular Biology at the University of Utah, Dan founded and served as CEO of T3S Technologies, Inc., leading business and science teams. Prior to joining Enveda, Dan had consulted with numerous start-ups and was an Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Utah. During his free time, Dan enjoys playing music, traveling, and spending time with his family. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Dan-Wee.jpg ||| leadership, business-operations
* Daniel Ence ||| Bioinformatician ||| Daniel received his BS in Bioinformatics at Brigham Young University before receiving his PhD from the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Daniel joined Enveda after a postdoc at the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences at the University of Florida, where he studied genetic control of terpene production and disease-resistance in southern pines. In his free time, Daniel enjoys traveling, spending time in the outdoors, and trail-running. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Daniel-Ence-scaled-e1633718656503.jpg ||| data-science
* David Healey ||| VP Data Science ||| David helped build the data science and machine learning programs at Recursion Pharmaceuticals. His expertise is in deep neural networks, computer vision, natural language, and graph models. David received his Ph.D. in biology from MIT’s Center for the Physics of Living Systems. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/DaveEnvedaHeadshot-scaled-e1622731092960.jpg ||| data-science, comp-bio, leadership
* Goutam Mandal ||| Principal Scientist ||| Goutam brings more than a decade of industrial and academic experiences in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and assay development in basic biology, molecular diagnostics and drug discovery. After completing his PhD from University of Calcutta, India, Goutam moved to US initially as a Postdoctoral Fellow and later as an Assistant Professor at Florida International University, Miami, where he led multiple projects focused on infectious diseases and host-parasite interactions and authored several peer reviewed research articles and book chapters. In his free time Goutam enjoys spending quality time with family, cooking, driving on mountain roads and angling! ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/goutam-mandal.jpg ||| biology
* Hannah Gordon ||| Vice President of Product ||| Hannah combines more than a decade of translational biology experience with commercial strategy. She received her Ph.D. in Human Genetics in parallel with an HHMI-sponsored Master’s in Clinical Investigation at the University of Utah, allowing her to specialize in translational models of human disease. Hannah then served as a project team lead at Recursion, taking compounds from platform identification through preclinical studies while also serving on cross-functional teams focused on platform innovation and business development. In her free time, she adventures in the backcountry with her partner Tyson, and her dog, Milo. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/hannah.jpg ||| leadership, business-operations
* Harsha Vardhan ||| Sr. Research Associate ||| Harsha completed his Masters in Pharmacology and is an alumni of the Indian Institute of Science. Before joining Enveda Harsha worked at Piramal Enterprises Ltd and Jubilant Biosys on various in vitro and in vivo models for numerous diseases. In his spare time, Harsha likes to spend time riding and exploring new places or in the kitchen learning new dishes. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/harsha.jpg ||| biology
* Joe Davison ||| Sr. Data Scientist ||| Joe has a strong background at the cutting edge of machine learning and natural language processing. Before joining Enveda, he was an early hire at the open-source NLP giant Hugging Face. He received his master’s degree in Data Science from Harvard, and worked throughout his education with organizations including Microsoft, Qualtrics, and IBM Research. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Joe-Davison.jpg ||| data-science
* Joe Rokicki ||| CTO ||| Joe received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Quantitative and Computational Biology at Princeton before receiving his PhD in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado. Prior to Enveda, Joe worked and consulted for >10 biotechs in San Diego and Colorado and co-founded another exciting drug discovery company, Plexium. In his free time, Joe enjoys traveling and building cool new toys. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/JoeRokicki.jpg ||| data-science, comp-bio, engineering, leadership
* John Prince ||| Senior Data Scientist ||| John worked for 14 years in academia developing mass spectrometry -omics algorithms and software and applying them to biological problems (33 peer reviewed publications). Prior to joining Enveda he worked for many years in enterprise as a software and data engineer. He received his Ph.D. at the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. John enjoys spending time with friends and family, ultimate frisbee, snowboarding, and barefoot running/hiking. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/John.jpg ||| data-science
* Kaylin Jarriel ||| Software Engineer ||| ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/kaylin-jarriel-scaled.jpg ||| engineering
* Kiran Ch ||| Sr. Scientist ||| Kiran is an experienced chemist, having spent over a decade at various CRO’s and therapeutics companies in India. At Enveda, Kiran is a key part of our synthesis team to drive our SAR studies. Outside of work, Kiran is an aquarist with two aquariums of various fish species. He also enjoys playing an occasial game of cricket. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/kiran.jpg ||| biology, chemistry
* Lizzie Spencer ||| Data Scientist ||| Lizzie received her masters degree in statistics and applied probability from UC Santa Barbara. She worked as a biostatistician for a few years before joining Enveda. In her free time she enjoys playing with her dogs and old time fiddling. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Lizzie-1.jpg ||| data-science
* Matthew Healy ||| Computational Biologist ||| Matt joined Enveda after 20+ years as part of drug-discovery teams at BMS & Regeneron, contributing to the discovery & development of four life-saving antiviral drugs. Matt brings in experience at every stage of the drug development pipeline, from Early Discovery through Pre-Clinical and Clinical Trials. In addition to Infectious Disease Drug Discovery and Development, he has also made contributions to projects in Neuroscience, Oncology, and Cardiovascular Diseases. He is an avid reader of Science Fiction and his main hobby is Landscape Photography. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Matt-Healy-Headshot.jpg ||| comp-bio,engineering
* Peyton Vaughn ||| Sr. DevOps Engineer ||| ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/peyton.png ||| engineering
* Pieter Dorrestein ||| Scientific Co-Founder & Chair of SAB ||| Pieter is a leading metabolomics researcher and pioneer of groundbreaking mass spectrometry databases and tools. Pieter is also a Professor at the University of California – San Diego, where he serves as Director of the Collaborative Mass Spectrometry Innovation Center, and Co-Director at the Institute for Metabolomics Medicine. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/PieterDorrestein.jpg ||| comp-bio
* Pooja Sundharan ||| Research Associate ||| As part of the in vitro team, Pooja contributes to validating new hypothesis in our pre-clinical studies. Pooja received her Master’s in Biotechnology from University of Mumbai, India, and worked on assay development at a molecular diagnostic startup in Bangalore, as well as a research assistant at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. In her free time she loves doing volunteering activities and choreograph semi classical dance forms. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/pooja.jpg ||| biology
* Ramani Modukuri ||| Sr. Scientist ||| Ramani Modukuri has 18 years of experience in the area of Natural Products isolation and synthesis, leading to ~20 peer reviwed research papers. She brings unique expertise working on special natural products such as hispolones (of which she is also a co-inventor on a process patent). Collaborates with Scientists around the world( Taiwan, USA & Austria) Co-inventor of a process patent on hispolones. Documentation and literature mining is special area of expertise. Outside of the lab, she enjoys dance and culture, especially when portrayed by children. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ramani.jpg ||| chemistry
* Ramkirshna Pal ||| Associate Scientist – Lab Manager ||| Ramkrishna did his Ph.D and post-Doctoral work in nanoparticle based cancer immune therapy. Before joining Enveda, Ramkrishna was part of the R&D team at Farcast Biosciences where he worked on patient turmor 3D culture models. In his spare time, Ramkrishna is a talented artist who likes to make greeting cards. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Ramkirshna-Pal.jpg ||| biology
* Ramu Marpini ||| Jr. Scientist ||| Ramu accelerates our plant extraction process as a member of our Chemistry team. In his spare time, Ramu enjoys a good game of cricket. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ramu.jpg ||| chemistry
* Rex Boyce ||| Data Scientist ||| Rex is a data scientist and mathematician who specializes in deep learning research. They have a BS in Applied and Computational Mathematics with a concentration in Neuroscience. Rex loves machine learning, human physiology, and organic chemistry. In their free time, Rex enjoys making music, playing board games, and hanging out with their cats. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Rex-Boyce-scaled-e1633718992606.jpg ||| data-science
* Santosh Totakura ||| Research Scientist ||| Santosh completed his Ph.D. at the National Centre for Cell Science on cancer stem cell biology and has seven years of research experience in the fields of cancer stem cells, oncology, tumor-stroma interactions, cancer metastasis, and signal transition. Santosh joined Enveda as a Research Scientist on the Biology team and is responsible for developing immune system models for drug screening. He enjoys visiting natural places and spends his free time with family and friends. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/santosh.jpg ||| biology
* Sean Mizerski ||| Software Engineer ||| ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/sean.png ||| engineering
* Shubhrika Sehgal ||| Data Engineer ||| ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/TBV6A7XGR-U02BZBLAK3J-abe80e3c827f-512.jpg ||| engineering
* Sonika Verma ||| HR Manager ||| Sonika takes care of HR & General management at Enveda. She holds an MBA from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. She has previously worked with Lumax Industries Limited in the corporate HR Department. She has overall seven and a half years of experience. Outside of work, Sonika enjoys spending time with her family—especially with her loving and adorable nephew, Mannan—watching movies, strolling along the beach, and listening to music. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/sonika.jpg ||| business-operations
* Sotirios Karathanasis ||| Chief Science Officer ||| Sotirios has held a number of other key positions in the pharmaceutical industry, including Vice President and Head of Biosciences at AstraZeneca and Director of Cardiovascular Pharmacology at Pfizer Global Research & Development. During the course of his career, Sotirios has led drug discovery teams with as many as 250 scientists across diverse geographic locations, disciplines, and functional interfaces. He holds 23 patents and has published over 100 original manuscripts, review papers, and book chapters. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SK-headshot-scaled.jpg ||| chemistry, biology, leadership
* Subbaraju Gottumukkala ||| VP Synthetic and NP Chemistry ||| Subbaraju brings four decades of experience in the chemistry of Natural products and synthesis. He has published over 160 research publications and has more than 30 patents to his credit. Some of the successful products of his innovations are: 5-Loxin(R) and PteroPure(R). He successfully trained a number of doctoral students and led large scientific teams across companies he started or help grow. With unique expertise in API synthesis and ingredients development honed across 3 continents, Subbaraju enjoys learning about financial management and investments outside of leading the Chemistry Division at Enveda. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/subbaraju.jpg ||| chemistry
* Teja Dasari ||| Software Engineer ||| Teja Dasari ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Teja-Dasari.png ||| engineering
* Tosifa Memon ||| Research Scientist ||| Tosifa is a natural product enthusiast. She identified molecular target of natural product trans-anethole in sensory neurons and studied mechanisms underlying antitussive effect of a medicinal plant. Tosifa likes to dance, hike, and explore new places, food, and culture. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Tosifa-Memon.jpg ||| biology
* Vaishali Chakravarty ||| Associate Scientist ||| Vaishali recieved her Master’s in Microbiology from MSU, Baroda and worked at IISER, Pune for 8 years before joining Enveda. Vaishali brings her experience in cell culture and various cell and molecular biology techiques, including 3D culture model system to Enveda where she works as part of our in vitro team. She is an avid reader and enjoys cooking and baking. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/team-member-2.jpg ||| biology
* Viswa Colluru ||| Founder and CEO ||| Viswa founded Enveda after leading cross funtional teams across innovation, product strategy, and translational biology at Recursion Pharmaceuticals. He holds a Ph.D in immuno-oncology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he developed new therapeutic agents for the treatment of prostate cancer. When not thinking about or working on Enveda, Viswa enjoys reading, racquet sports (of any kind), and household chores provided he can get started. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/viswa-headshot.jpg ||| business-operations, leadership
* Yogesh Aher ||| Sr. Scientist ||| Yogesh is Enveda’s in vivo lab specialist, running critical pre-clinical experiments. He received his masters and PhD in Pharmacoinformatics from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali and the University of Vienna, Austria, respectively. Yogesh continued his postdoctoral studies to screen novel cognitive enhancers using Preclinical models of Learning and Memory in Vienna and Cambridge, UK. When not working, he likes to spend time with family, watching travel shows, cooking, and making stitching cards. ||| https://www.envedabio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/yogesh.jpg ||| biology

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