Dr. Mark Kester
Dr. Kester, our Chief Scientific Officer, has research interests that include the design, characterization and validation of nanotechnologies for targeted drug delivery. His laboratory has evaluated nanoliposomes, nanodendrimers and nanocolloids as effective drug delivery vehicles for pharmacological and molecular agents. Recent work focuses on nontoxic nanoscale systemic delivery systems for hydrophobic pro-apoptotic lipids as well as siRNAs that target mutated tumorigenic proteins. Dr. Kester has consulted with, or helped found, several companies that have the license to his "nano Solutions".
Reese, our Chief Executive Officer, joined the team after spending two years at Deutsche Bank’s Investment Bank in New York. At Deutsche Bank, he focused on large industrial companies ranging from aerospace & defense to waste disposal. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Reese got his MBA from Darden at the University of Virginia. Before attending Darden, he worked for Sphere Consulting and Patomak Partners, public affairs and regulatory compliance consulting firms in DC. Reese has a passion for small business and innovative technologies!
Ameer, our Chief Technical Officer, is a graduate from the University of Virginia with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. Ameer spearheads the research and technical development of our products. He is passionate about conducting meaningful research that translates to real world applications.
Payam, our Chief Operating Officer, is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He received his BS in Nanomedicine with minors in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science. Payam helps spearhead the technical development of our products along with managing the operations of our company. He is passionate about utilizing synthetic biology to make a difference in our world.
Zachery Davis, our Lead Biochemist, is a graduate from the University of Virginia. He got his BS in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry. He is passionate about developing synergistic solutions to meet agricultural needs.
Sepehr Zomorodi, our Lead Nanotech Engineer, is a graduate from the University of Virginia with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and Material Science with a concentration in Nanotechnology. He has worked closely with microfluidic systems and spent time designing novel micro-fabricated platforms for studying neural systems.
Joey T. Frank
Joey T. Frank, our Lead Biotech Engineer, is a graduate from the University of Virginia with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and an Engineering Business Minor. He is passionate about using precision agriculture to improve human health.