Management

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Adam Sciambi, PhD

Co-Founder and Senior Director, Technology & Systems

Adam Sciambi, PhD Photo

Adam Sciambi, PhD

Co-Founder and Senior Director, Technology & Systems

Adam is a co-founder of Mission Bio and heads cartridge and instrument development as Director of Engineering. He was first initiated into microfluidics when he joined Adam Abate’s UCSF lab after receiving a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford. As a postdoc at UCSF, he took the fabrication and engineering skillset learned from condensed matter physics and applied it to droplet manipulation, ultimately codeveloping the technology that became the core of Mission Bio. He continues to be interested in tackling complex, interdisciplinary problems with physics.

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Anup Parikh, PhD

Senior Director, Product Management

Anup Parikh, PhD Photo

Anup Parikh, PhD

Senior Director, Product Management

Anup is Senior Director of Software Strategy at Mission Bio. Anup has been following his passion to build novel solutions that leverage software and automation to improve health. Previously, he was part of product management at 10x Genomics and Thermo Fisher Scientific, developing novel technologies for targeted sequencing applications. Anup received his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Structural and Computational Biology.

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Charlie Silver

Co-Founder and CEO

Charlie Silver Photo

Charlie Silver

Co-Founder and CEO

Charlie is CEO and co-founder of Mission Bio where he leads a team dedicated to solving complex biological problems with precision engineering, innovative biochemistry, and supported bioinformatics. Charlie has dedicated his career to commercializing next-generation hardware technology and scientific instrumentation at emerging ventures in healthcare and semiconductor. Prior to Mission Bio, he led engineering at Novelx (acquired by Agilent) and then served in R&D and marketing at Agilent. Charlie received a joint MBA from UC Berkeley and Columbia University, an MS in physics from UW Madison, and a BA in physics from Columbia University.

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Darrin Crisitello

Chief Commercial Officer

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Darrin Crisitello

Chief Commercial Officer

Darrin Crisitello is the Chief Commercial Officer with over 19 years of experience in commercial leadership and business development. Previously, Crisitello led the global clinical teams at Color Genomics and Natera, where he was responsible for successfully building the teams to scale during their growth phases. He received his B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

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Dave Ruff, PhD

Senior Director, Research, Applications & Collaborations

Dave Ruff, PhD Photo

Dave Ruff, PhD

Senior Director, Research, Applications & Collaborations

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George Kopitas

Senior Director, US Sales & Support

George Kopitas Photo

George Kopitas

Senior Director, US Sales & Support

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Hannah Viernes

Senior Director, Marketing

Hannah Viernes Photo

Hannah Viernes

Senior Director, Marketing

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Harsha Kavuri

Senior Director, Strategy & Analytics

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Harsha Kavuri

Senior Director, Strategy & Analytics

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Marcel Roche

Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration

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Marcel Roche

Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration

Marcel Roche is Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. He has extensive experience building finance and accounting organizations for fast-growing life science companies, including Illumina where he held various leadership roles over eight years in financial planning and manufacturing accounting. Prior to Mission Bio, he was VP Finance both at Achaogen during the launch of the company’s first NDA-approved drug, and at Guardant Health where he set up accounting processes and systems over three years leading up to an IPO. Marcel is a California CPA and holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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Nigel P. Beard, PhD

Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Operations

Nigel P. Beard, PhD Photo

Nigel P. Beard, PhD

Senior Vice President, Research & Development and Operations

Nigel P. Beard, Ph.D. joins the Mission Bio team as Senior Vice President of Research and Development with over 18 years of experience in strategic technology development and delivery of new product opportunities. Nigel brings R&D leadership in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), microfluidics, AI, machine learning, and additive manufacturing. Having launched 50+ products including full DNA sequencing platforms and machine learning-based custom manufacturing systems, being an inventor on 40+ patents, his extensive experience from GSK to Life Technologies to start-ups like Feetz creates the foundation to build the next innovations and scale in single cell genomics.

Dr. Beard holds a PhD in Microfluidics from Imperial College, London; an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from Loughborough University; and a BSc in Applied Chemistry from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.

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Sharon Hebrok

Senior Director, Human Resources

Sharon Hebrok Photo

Sharon Hebrok

Senior Director, Human Resources