Abhishek Kognole, PhD

Applications Scientist, Computational Chemistry

Dr. Kognole brings molecular modeling, enhanced sampling, and forcefield development experience to the SilcsBio team. He is passionate about integrating computational approaches with experiments for faster and better drug design.

Oliver Tao, PhD

Applications Scientist

Dr. Tao has expertise in computer programming, computer-aided drug design, and software development. His focus is on designing software to streamline our partners’ drug discovery efforts.

Asuka Orr, PhD

Scientist, Computational Drug Design

Dr. Orr has expertise in computational drug design and protein biologics formulation. She plays an integral role in handling SilcBio’s growing customer service work and in the screening and modeling of different drug-like compounds and molecules against various biological macromolecules (e.g., DNA, RNA, proteins) and guiding formulations of biologics.

Nathan Nimbargi

Sales Manager

Nathan Nimbargi is a sales and marketing professional experienced in working with businesses selling novel products in the life sciences and drug design industries. He has a background in mechanical engineering and brings an understanding of the needs of both scientists and their customers.

Alexander MacKerell, PhD

Chief Science Officer

Dr. MacKerell is a co-inventor of SilcsBio’s core technology and brings a deep understanding of the computational drug design market and technologies, He is the Grollman-Glick Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of the Computer-Aided Design Center at the University of Maryland.

Olgun Guvench, PhD

Managing Partner

Dr. Guvench is co-inventor of SilcsBio’s core technology and brings extensive expertise in force field-based molecular dynamics simulations. He is a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration at the University of New England.

Ken Malone, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Ken Malone provides leadership and business operations expertise. He has engaged in the commercialization of hundreds of new products and technology, and brings more than 25 years of experience in business operations, marketing, intellectual property management, M&A, finance, and government affairs.

Kelli Booth

Chief Operations Officer

Kelli Booth provides sales, marketing, and project management guidance and expertise. She brings a proven track record of bringing novel technology products to market and successfully establishing business operations and partnerships.