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About Us
Experienced Management Team and World Class Advisors

We leverage decades of university research conducted by our Academic Co-founders and learnings from years of drug discovery in the field. 

Our team includes Drug Discovery, Chemistry, and Neurobiology expertise. We operate out of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab in Boston, MA.

Meet The Team
Management Team

Luca Giani

Co-founder, CEO

Jonathan Levenson, PhD

Translational Biology

Kelley C. Larson, MLA

Acting Head of Neuropharmacology

Lisa Paborsky, PhD


Barbara Tate, PhD


Amy Elder, PhD

Acting Head of Drug Discovery

Christiano Alves, PhD


Scientific Advisory Board / Advisors

Rosana Kapeller, MD, PhD

Blavatnik Fellowship Advisor

Sabrina Paganoni, MD, PhD

ALS Clinical Sciences

John Landers, PhD

ALS Genetics and Pre-clinical Sciences

Stephen Haggarty, PhD

Chemical Neurobiology

Brad Dickerson, MD

Frontotemporal Disorders

John Chen, MD, PhD

Diagnostic Neuroimaging

Larry Steinman, MD


Fares Nigim, MD, PhD

Co-Founder, Translational Neuroscience

Michael Young, MD, MPhil

TBI, Neuroinflammation

Our Lab

We are incubated at the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab. This state-of-the-art facility provides us with the instruments, resources and support we need to advance our experimental plan and perform assays to test our proprietary new chemical entities against neurodegenerative diseases.


Sponsors and Supporters

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