Executive Team

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Kevan Shokat, Ph.D

Co-Founder, Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Head of the SAB
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Howard Hughes Investigator at the University of California San Francisco
  • Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Companies: IntelliKine, Wellspring, CGI Pharmaceuticals, Kura Oncology, eFFECTOR

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Nicholas Hertz, Ph.D

Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer

  • Chief Science Officer
  • Ph.D research forms the core of Mitokinin’s intellectual property.
  • Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford university (Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne)
  • BSc in Biochemistry from UCLA (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude)
  • Ph.D in Chemistry and Chemical Biology UCSF

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Daniel de Roulet Jr

Co-Founder, Chief Science Officer

  • CEO for 4 years
  • Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
  • Previously Partner of Bishop & Carroll Capital Partners, LLC
  • Previously US Equity Analyst and Portfolio Manager for LaBranche & Co, LLC
  • B.A. in Economics from Columbia University in 2004

Scientific Advisory Board/Advisor

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M. Flint Beal, M.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Former Chairman of Neurology, New York Hospital
  • Professor of Neuroscience at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Distinguished HD/PD researcher

X. William Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Professor at UCLA Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics
  • Distinguished HD/PD researcher
  • Expert in in-vivo models of HD and PD
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Xinnan Wang Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Professor of neuroscience at Stanford University
  • Distinguished PD researcher
  • Discovered the role of PINK1/Parkin and Miro to regulate mitochondrial motility

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Richard Youle Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor and Collaborator

  • Senior investigator in the Biochemistry Division at NIH
  • Distinguished HD/PD researcher
  • Discovered role of PINK1/Parkin in mitophagy
  • Mitokinin and Youle lab have a joint MJFF grant
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Ray Truant, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

  • Professor of Biochemistry at McMaster University in Canada
  • Chairman of the Scientific Advisor Board of the Huntington’s Society of Canada