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 provides expertise in computer programming, computer aided drug design, and software development. His passion is for designing software to streamline our partners’ drug discovery efforts.

Tina Guvench

Technical Marketing Manager

Tina Guvench provides sales and marketing management. She has a Master’s of Science in Chemistry from the University of Washington- Seattle, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from the University of New England. She brings a broad scientific and technical background to meet customer needs.

Mark Juetten

Portfolio Development Manager

Dr. Juetten manages the growth of Silcs Bio’s portfolio by engaging in strategy decisions and partnership opportunities that focuses on increasing the value of the technology. He has a background in computational chemistry and experience commercializing early stage technology.

Mary Beth Wickless


A seasoned business and market analyst, Mary Beth works closely with the scientific and technical team to establish and refine business growth strategies and development pathways.

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 brings a broad experience base from 25 years 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. Booth has a proven track record of bringing new products to market. She has a proven track record of successfully establishing business partnerships.