Our people

Krystal employees are our most valuable resource for continued success.

Alexandra Collin de l’Hortet - Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine
Alex (Alexandra) Collin de l’Hortet is a Senior Scientist in Translational Medicine at Krystal Biotech with 10+ years of experience managing biomedical research. Prior to Krystal Biotech, Alexandra worked as a Research Assistant Professor in Liver Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She earned a MSc in Genetics from Paris Diderot University and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Therapeutics from Paris Descartes University. In her free time, Alexandra enjoys exercising, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Alexandra Collin de l’Hortet
Senior Scientist, Translational Medicine

Anne Rogel - Accountant
Anne Rogel is an accountant who provides accounting and HR support to the Krystal team. Anne is a CPA and has 11+ years of accounting experience including 3.5 years as the assistant controller of a small oil and gas company and 7 years in public accounting as an auditor. Anne received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. Outside of work Anne spends most of her time with her husband and 2 young children.

Anne Rogel

Avijit Majumdar - Senior Scientist
Avijit leads the preclinical discovery efforts at Krystal Biotech. Prior to joining Krystal, he supported preclinical development of gene based therapies within the Human Therapeutics Program at Intrexon Corporation. Avijit received his doctoral degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Kent State University, Ohio and his postdoctoral training from Case Western Reserve University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Outside of work, he loves to spend time with his family and watching his favorite sports.

Avijit Majumdar
Senior Scientist

Ben Worek - Manufacturing Associate II
Ben Worek has joined the Krystal team as a Manufacturing Associate Level II. Previously, Ben worked at Cook Myosite where he assisted with cell therapy manufacturing in their Production department. Ben attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2017. Currently, Ben is working to obtain a Master of Science, with a focus on regulatory affairs, through the University of Maryland University College. With a few years of GMP experience, Ben looks to bring a fresh outlook and cell culturing experience to the Krystal team. In his free time, you can find Ben playing soccer or watching his favorite team, Manchester United, play. If he is not on the soccer field, he’s most likely at Chipotle.

Ben Worek
Manufacturing Associate II

Boeun Lee - Senior Research Associate
Boeun Lee is a biologist with over 10 years of experience in biomedical tissue engineering. Prior to joining Krystal Biotech, she was involved in developing new orthopedic biomaterials at University of Pittsburgh. She received her M.S in Biology at Chung-Ang university in South Korea. At Krystal, she supports upstream process development. In her free time, she enjoys playing instruments, watching movies and traveling.

Boeun Lee
Senior Research Associate

Brian Baranowski - GMP Manufacturing Associate
Brian Baranowski has a background in biotechnology with experience in R&D, GMP manufacturing and clinical product analysis. The last few years Brian has worked in tissue engineering and has recently moved into gene therapy. Brian attended Penn State University where he earned a degree in Biotechnology. Outside of work Brian enjoys doing anything outside, including mountain biking, hiking, camping and canoeing/kayaking. He also enjoys spending lots of time with his three dogs, especially his Pit mix, Pickles!

Brian Baranowski
GMP Manufacturing Associate

Carl Clinger – Quality Engineer
Carl Clinger is a Chemical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the petrochemical industry in varying roles including process engineer, environmental manager, production manager and senior project engineer. He then moved to pharmaceuticals where he headed the Equipment and Facility validation, Metrology, Environmental Microbiology, Cleaning Validation, and Computer Validation departments for a 19 billion dosage unit OSD plant (the world’s largest OSD facility under one roof). Carl joined the Krystal Biotech team as Quality Assurance Specialist. Prior to his experience in the petrochemical and pharmaceuticals industry, Carl built and ran the first commercial brewery in the state of West Virginia since prohibition. Outside of work, Carl spends his time on his farm raising meat goats and alpacas and is working to restore the original log cabin on the property built in 1865.

Carl Clinger
Quality Engineer

Casey Lavey - Director, IT Operations, Manufacturing and Facilities
Casey Lavey has over 19 years of experience working within Information Technology in the biopharmaceutical industry. Casey has a strong record of leading IT organizations and developing effective short- and long-term strategies. Casey brings a multi-faceted technical background in which he has specialized in architecting and designing complex IT infrastructure, enterprise applications and GxP systems. At Krystal, Casey is leading the IT organization and focused on creating technology and strategies to create the IT foundation and road map for the company. Casey loves spending time with his wife and two children as well as hunting for vinyl records and great eats.

Casey Lavey
Director, IT Operations, Manufacturing and Facilities

Cathy Trumpower - Senior Director, GMP Manufacturing
Cathy Trumpower has worked in the applied biologics field for over 25 years. She spent the first half of her career at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in the Cell and Gene Therapy department preparing cell-based treatments for patients in clinical trials. Cathy then moved on to a career in the biotechnology industry working with a protein-based product, translating a laboratory process into GMP manufacturing, including facility operations and ensuring QA and regulatory compliance of the process. Cathy is a Pittsburgh proud native excited to be involved in the expanding biotech industry in the local region. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading about history and singing in her church choir.

Cathy Trumpower
Senior Director, GMP Manufacturing

Claire Kampman - Regulatory Affairs Associate
Claire provides regulatory support to the Krystal team, drawing from her previous clinical and regulatory experience in gene therapy, and her research experience in multiple rare diseases. Claire received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Notre Dame in 2017. Outside of work, Claire likes to stand up paddle board, hike, box, and explore the local food scene.

Claire Kampman
Regulatory Affairs Associate

Court Freedman - Senior Scientist
Court Freedman is a molecular biologist and biochemist with 10+ years of experience in genome modification and the biochemical characterization of proteins. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine where he studied the molecular genetics and physiology of spirochetes. After a postdoc at the University of Pittsburgh, studying bacterial genetics and the cellular activity of bacterial toxins, Court joined the team at Krystal Biotech where he supports discovery and platform development. In his free time, Court enjoys embarking on culinary adventures at home and around town, cheering for his favorite sports teams, traveling, and reading postmodern fiction.

Court Freedman
Senior Scientist

Dan Janney - Board Member
Dan Janney is the Managing Partner of Alta Partners. Dan joined Alta at its founding and has over 20 years of successful early stage investing experience in life sciences. His focus on working with exceptional entrepreneurs to create companies around novel insights in biology and new approaches to drug discovery has led to the funding and development of over 35 companies. Prior to Alta, Dan was a senior investment banker at Montgomery Securities where he advised life science companies on over $8 billion of equity and merger transactions. Dan is currently on the board of directors of several public and private companies, including Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR), Evolve Biosystems, Prolacta Bioscience, Sutro Biopharma, and Viveve (OTC:VIVMF). In addition, he led AltaÕs investments in Astex Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Supergen), Cellective (acquired by Medimmune), ChemGenex (ASX:CXS acquired by Cephalon), CoTherix (NASDAQ: CTRX acquired by Actellion), Definity Health (acquired by United Health), Dynavax (NASDAQ:DVAX), Endonetics (acquired by Medtronic), Ilex Oncology (NASDAQ:ILXO acquired by Millennium Pharmaceuticals), InterMune (NASDAQ:ITMN acquired by Roche), LJL Biosystems (NASDAQ:LJLB acquired by Molecular Devices), Mako Surgical (NASDAQ:MAKO acquired by Stryker), Neothetics (NASDAQ:NEOT), and Triangle Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VIRS acquired by Gilead).

Dan Janney
Board Member

David Reitsma - Quality Control Specialist
David is an experienced quality professional with a background in both laboratory and manufacturing systems. He has spent 12 years in the commercial environmental laboratory business and 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry where he gained expertise in GMP, GLP, and GCP. David is excited for the opportunity to apply this experience at Krystal by helping to develop and implement GMP compliant quality systems, laboratory space, and manufacturing facilities. David is an avid reader, a serious puck-head, and a certified coffee snob.

David Reitsma
Quality Control Specialist

Dino A. Rossi - Board Member
Dino A. Rossi is a results oriented, hands-on senior executive with proven experience initiating and leading organizations through the chaos and ambiguity of change. Strengths in defining and building management teams to execute plans and build shareholder value. Excellent experience in international relationships, LBOÕs, directing operations, research and development and commercial groups. Special ability to motivate and manage employees and Board members with intuitive business understanding. Retired as Interim President of Elite Comfort Solutions (ECS) in January, 2017, after working with PE group, Arsenal Capital Partners, to form this $450M revenue technology leading polyurethane foam entity via 4 acquisitions in a 6-month period, beginning in January 2016. Successfully transitioned this role to a permanent CEO and is now Board Advisor to Arsenal / ECS. President and CEO of Balchem Corporation (BCPC-Nasdaq) from 1997 thru 2015, and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2007 thru 2016. While at Balchem lead significant strategic changes and growth of the business ($28M to $550M in revenue) and increased Net Income driving the stock market capitalization from $20M to $1.8B, focused on specialty chemicals for human and animal health, nutritional supplements and certain industrial end markets. Rebuilt the management team, Board of Directors and executed 6 strategic acquisitions and improved technologies that positively altered the Balchem business direction. Wall Street Journal, January 2016, did an analysis and wrote an article on the best performing stock over the last 30 years and in fact it was Balchem , up 107,099% . Prior to this, Mr. Rossi was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from April 1996. He was Vice President, Finance and Administration of Norit Americas Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norit N.V., a Dutch chemicals company, from January 1994 to February 1996, and Vice President, Finance and Administration of Oakite Products Inc., a specialty chemicals company, from 1987 to 1993. This company was on the NYSE until acquired by PE group Carlyle. Mr. Rossi worked with Carlyle as the CFO until the company was sold to a large German conglomerate, Metalgeselschaft. Prior to this role Mr. Rossi worked for Diamond Shamrock progressing through various accounting and financial roles in NA and Canada.

Dino A. Rossi
Board Member

Doug Norby - Board Member
Douglas Norby has been a director of Alexion since September 1999 and was appointed lead independent director in October 2014. In addition to serving on AlexionÕs Board, he has held positions of increasing responsibility at many companies, including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tessera, Inc., a provider of intellectual property for advanced semiconductor packaging, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zambeel, Inc., a data storage systems company. Mr. Norby has also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Novalux, Inc., a manufacturer of lasers for optical networks, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LSI Logic Corporation, a semiconductor company, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mentor Graphics Corporation, a software company, and as President and Chief Operating Officer at Lucasfilm, Ltd., an entertainment company. His pharmaceutical experience includes serving as President of Pharmetrix Corporation, a drug delivery company, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Syntex Corporation, a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Norby received a bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Doug Norby
Board Member

Gloria (Bo) Lin - Accounting Manager
Gloria has 10+ years of accounting and tax experience including 2.5 years as a senior accountant and financial analyst in China and 8 years in a San Francisco based accounting firm. Prior to joining Krystal, Gloria worked as an accounting and tax manager whose clients included public and non-public companies in computer technology, financial service, biotech consulting, and healthcare industries. Gloria received her M.S. degree in Accountancy from Miami University in Oxford Ohio. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. Outside of work, Gloria enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling.

Gloria (Bo) Lin
Accounting Manager

Henry Liu - Quality Control Scientist
Henry Liu is a QC Scientist with a background in cell and molecular biology.  He completed an M.S. in Molecular Biochemistry and Bioinformatics at George Washington University, where his studies focused on research with muscular dystrophy disease models.  He then spent the next 5 years working as a Process and Analytical Method Development Scientist for the cell therapy company Cook MyoSite located in Pittsburgh, PA.  In his free time, Henry enjoys spending time with his family, camping, cooking, and watching sports.

Henry Liu
Quality Control Scientist

Joshua Fantini - Associate Director, Quality Assurance
Joshua has over 10 years of experience in quality assurance and quality control activities in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Starting his career at a pharmaceutical contract manufacturing organization, he developed a background in quality control and eventually moved into the quality assurance world where he was responsible for cGMP regulatory compliance, customer satisfaction, and overall Quality. Moving to a medical device company, he developed and implemented Quality systems to support GMP activities. Joshua has experience in compliance with FDA (e.g., 21 CFR Parts 11, 210, 211, and 820), EMA, and cGMP regulations, and ISO 9001, 13485, 14001, and 27001 standards. Outside of work, Joshua is in search of a great pie (pizza or fruit), brew, or ice cream spot.

Joshua Fantini
Associate Director, Quality Assurance

Julian Gangolli - Board Member

Mr. Gangolli is President, North America of Greenwich Biosciences, a GW Pharmaceuticals PLC Company. Mr. Gangolli is responsible for building out the US commercial infrastructure and spearheading the launch of its lead therapeutic product Epidiolex®, which is indicated for the treatment of two orphan epilepsy indications, Dravet Syndrome and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. Epidiolex launched in the US in November of 2018. Prior to joining GW Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Gangolli served as President of the North American Pharmaceutical division of Allergan, Inc. for 11 years and was a member of the Executive Committee of Allergan, where he was responsible for a 1,400-person commercial operation with sales exceeding $3.8 billion in 2014. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, US Eye Care at Allergan, during a period in which this division launched eight new products, helping to drive growth at more than 20% annually over a five-year period. Prior to Allergan, Mr. Gangolli served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at VIVUS, Inc., where he facilitated the successful transition of the company from a research and development start-up into a niche pharmaceutical company. Before VIVUS, Mr. Gangolli served in a number of increasingly senior marketing roles at Syntex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Ortho-Cilag Pharmaceuticals Ltd in the UK. Mr. Gangolli received a BSc (Honors) degree in Applied Chemistry and Business Studies from Kingston University in England.

Julian Gangolli
Board Member

Julio Summers - Quality Control Associate
Julio Summers is part of Krystal’s Quality Control team. He will be performing Environmental Monitoring of all GMP areas, reporting to the Quality Control Manager. Having over 7 years of experience in pharma, Julio has worked in Production, Sterile Processing, EM, QC and QA. Julio is originally from New Brunswick, New Jersey and does live sound Audio Engineering for concerts and recordings in his free time.

Julio Summers
Quality Control Associate

Kat Tuminello - Human Resources and Office Manager
Kat (Katherine) Tuminello is a multi-talented multitasker who provides administrative and HR support to the Krystal team. Prior to joining Krystal, Kat worked in various administrative capacities in the non-profit sector, and as a Clinical Research Specialist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Kat received her B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Outside of work, Kat plays on a baseball team and loves to travel.

Kat Tuminello
Human Resources and Office Manager

Kirti Ganorkar - Board Member
Kirti Ganorkar is Executive Vice President and Head, Global Business Development at Sun Pharma. Sun Pharma is the worldÕs fourth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company, producing a comprehensive portfolio of products targeting a wide spectrum of chronic and acute treatments. SunÕs manufacturing capabilities span generics, branded generics, difficult-to-make technology intensive products, over-the-counter (OTC), anti-retrovirals (ARVs), Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and intermediates, and with >45 manufacturing sites and >2000 marketed products, they have a presence in more than 150 countries.

Kirti Ganorkar
Board Member

Krish Krishnan - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Krish Krishnan is an accomplished biotech executive. He was specifically involved in two successful IPOs (COO/CFO of New River Pharmaceuticals, Inc., NASDAQ: NRPH) and COO of Intrexon Corporation, Inc., NYSE:XON), approval of the blockbuster drug Vyvanse (for ADHD in 2007) and the sale of New River Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Shire Pharmaceuticals, plc for $2.6 billion. He served as the CEO of Pinnacle Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and advanced a potential treatment for urinary tract infection from discovery to Phase II. He has served as Board member for Biotie Therapies Oyi (BTH1V:Helsinki, NASDAQ: BITI), a specialized drug development company in Finland and Thar Pharmaceuticals,Inc. prior to its sale to Grunenthal GmbH in 2017. Previously, Krish served as a Managing Principal of (a pharmaceutical B2B marketplace) that was sold to Ariba in 2001 for $500m. Krish started his career as a Senior Engineer at E.I.Dupont de Nemours. Krish has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and a graduate degree in Finance from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Krish Krishnan
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Lauren Regula - Senior Scientist
Lauren Regula is a molecular biochemist with training in the fields of virology, immunology, and biophysics. She received her Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she studied mechanisms for neutralizing both HIV-1 and Ebolavirus and structurally characterized key proteins involved in viral entry. At Krystal Biotech, she supports discovery, preclinical, and platform development. Outside of work, Lauren is a dance and music aficionado and spends her free time tap dancing, or playing guitar, ukulele, and bass!

Lauren Regula
Senior Scientist

Marcus Agostinelli - GMP Manufacturing Associate Level III
Marcus Agostinelli is a GMP Manufacturing Associate Level III who works on upstream and downstream processes including process development, procedure writing, and direct support of the GMP facility. Previously Marcus was part of a cell culture manufacturing team at Cook Myosite Inc. Marcus received his B.S. of Science: Pre-Medical/Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is currently finishing his M.S. of Science: Biotechnology/Bioinformatics at University of Maryland University College. Outside of work Marcus enjoys exercising and relaxing with friends.

Marcus Agostinelli
GMP Manufacturing Associate Level III

Mark O’'Malley - Senior Scientist
Mark O'Malley is a molecular virologist with over 30 years of experience developing viral vectors for gene therapy applications. Prior to joining Krystal Biotech, he was involved in the development of viral vectors, from viral genome engineering through safety evaluation in early phase clinical trials. At Krystal, Mark is critically involved in platform engineering and also supports preclinical development.After a long day in the lab, Mark enjoys nothing more than spending time with his wife and son (and our two great dogs!) taking walks or just watching old movies at home. He and his wife run a small antiques business in their spare time, so they love flea markets, garage sales, and any time they get a chance to dig around an attic for all things "old, interesting, and dusty".

Mark O’'Malley
Senior Scientist

Muriel Sudres - Manager, Clinical Operations

Muriel Sudres is a Clinical Operations Manager at Krystal Biotech, with 10+ years’ research experience in Biotherapy. Prior to Krystal Biotech, Muriel worked as R&D project manager in Genethon, a French company that develops gene therapy for rare diseases. She received her Ph.D. in Immunology from Paris Diderot University. In her free time, Muriel likes to travel and spend time with her family.

Muriel Sudres
Manager, Clinical Operations

Nicholas Reitze - Quality Control Manager
Nicholas Reitze is the Quality Control Manager at Krystal Biotech with over 12 years of experience working in clinical laboratory environments regulated by CLIA, CAP, and NYSDOH. Nick received his B.S. in Biochemistry from Duquesne University and is a certified molecular biologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). In his previous roles, Nick has developed and validated biomarkers used as companion diagnostics to cancer therapeutics using IHC, qPCR, Affymetrix microarray platforms, and Next Generation Sequencing. In his spare time, Nick enjoys visiting breweries, perfecting pizza recipes, traveling, and watching tv/film (especially science fiction).

Nicholas Reitze
Quality Control Manager

Peipei Zhang - Scientist
Peipei Zhang has 15 years of clinical and research experience in the field of reconstructive surgery with a focus on the application of novel technologies for the treatment of chronic and non-healing dermatological wounds. She received her M.D. and Ph.D. at Medical School of Chinese PLA in Beijing, China, and practiced as an Attending Physician in the Burn Institute at PLA General Hospital, the largest burn center in China. She conducted basic research in skin wound healing and regeneration as research fellows at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical College successively. After a postdoc at the National Institutes of Health, researching molecular biology, cell biology and mouse models of gap junction proteins in skin, Peipei joined the team at Krystal Biotech where she is responsible for the development and execution of complex in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo studies to support target identification and advancement of drug discovery projects. In her spare time, Peipei likes to stay with family and travel around in order to experience different cultures.

Peipei Zhang

Pooja Agarwal - Vice President, Product Development
Pooja Agarwal provides technical and strategic leadership to the Research and Development group at Krystal, and is critically involved in all aspects of product development from concept to clinic.Prior to joining Krystal, she was Senior Director, Human Therapeutics, at Intrexon Corporation where she managed the preclinical development of several gene therapy programs in Ophthalmology, Oncology, and Neuropathic Diseases, as well as strategic alliances with internal and external partnerships. Pooja holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from University of California San Francisco, a Masters of Science in Molecular and Medical Genetics from University of Toronto, and a Bachelors of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Biochemistry from McMaster University. When not immersed in work, she loves hiking and spending time with her family, or curling with a good book and a glass of wine.

Pooja Agarwal
Vice President, Product Development

Rachael Borromeo - Director, Regulatory and Quality Assurance
Rachael Borromeo has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 20 years with experience in regulatory affairs, quality, manufacturing, and clinical operations. Rachael began her career at the Harvard Gene Therapy Initiative (Boston, MA) under the direction of Dr. Richard C. Mulligan. At Krystal, Rachael is leading the Quality team and is focused on Regulatory CMC. She received her Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance from Temple University’s School of Pharmacy where she focused on biologics product development for the global market. She is also a graduate of Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Rachael loves to spend time traveling with her husband, Chuck and two children.

Rachael Borromeo
Director, Regulatory and Quality Assurance

S.D. Yogesha - Associate Director, Downstream Process Development
Yogesha leads downstream process development efforts at Krystal. He received his PhD in Biotechnology from National Centre for Cell Science, Pune, India and got trained as X-ray Crystallographer during his postdoc. He has more than a decade of experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and structural Biology. Prior to Krystal, he did Downstream Process Development at Cytovance Biologics, Oklahoma City, OK. He likes to spend his free time with family and watching his favorite sports.

S.D. Yogesha
Associate Director, Downstream Process Development

Sarah Coghlan - Scientist
Sarah Coghlan is a molecular biologist and analytical chemist with over eight years of experience in translational and clinical research in diverse lab environments ranging from non-GLP to CLIA, GLP, and cGMP-compliant. At Krystal, she leads downstream process development, and provides molecular support for platform and preclinical development programs. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her greyhound, Beaker.

Sarah Coghlan

Saurabh Sharma - Senior Process Development Engineer
Saurabh is a Chemical Engineer supporting the Process Development activities at Krystal. Prior to joining, he was working in the field of Process Development at a clinical stage gene therapy company. Saurabh earned his Master’s in Chemical Engineering from University of Florida and his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Manipal University, India. In his free time, Saurabh enjoys cooking, reading, painting and exploring new places.

Saurabh Sharma
Senior Process Development Engineer

Schuyler Vincent - Sr. Director, Regulatory and Clinical Operations
Schuyler Vinzant has worked in drug development for about 18 years and has spent the most recent 5 years developing gene therapies. In the gene therapy arena he has successfully filed 3 INDs, 2 RAC submissions and several special program applications inherent to the development of orphan gene therapies. His primary focus for the last 3 years was the regulatory and clinical development of an autologous genetically modified cell therapy for RDEB. Prior to joining Krystal, Schuyler served in increasing roles in small to mid-size biotech companies, working on a broad range of indications, with a primary focus on clinical and regulatory operations. Outside of work Schuyler enjoys racquetball and bass guitar.

Schuyler Vinzant
Senior Director, Clinical Operations

Shannon Mays - Quality Control Analyst
Shannon is a multi-faceted professional with a passion for Quality and Process Improvement. She has over eighteen years of experience holding cross-functional roles in Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Lab Management and Bench Science. Prior to joining Krystal, Shannon worked for the same company for over 15 years, developing a strong understanding of the challenges and benefits of being part of a start-up company that transitioned to a large corporation. Outside of work, Shannon cherishes quality time and creating memories with family and friends.

Shannon Mays
Quality Control Analyst

Souvik Chakraborty - Scientist, Analytical Sciences
Souvik Chakraborty is a specialist in cell and molecular biology with more than15 years of experience in biomedical research. He received his PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He provides analytical support to the downstream and upstream process development teams at Krystal Biotech. Prior to joining Krystal, he was a research faculty in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Outside of work, he pursues fine art photography. The recipient of multiple international photography awards, Souvik is a member of the prestigious art organizations like Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP) and Pittsburgh Society of Artists Guild (PSA).

Souvik Chakraborty
Scientist, Analytical Sciences

Suma Krishnan - Founder and Chief Operations Officer
Suma Krishnan has 25 years of drug development experience and has delivered on multiple gene therapy programs from discovery to the clinic as Head of Therapeutics at Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON). Previously, she led the discovery, development, and approval of Vyvanse (blockbuster drug to treat ADHD) as SVP, Product Development at New River Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Suma advanced approval of Adderall XR and Fosrenol at Shire. She began her career as a discovery scientist for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Suma has over 20 publications and 20 issued US patents. She received her Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from Villanova University, an M.B.A. from Institute of Management and Research, and an undergraduate degree in Organic Chemistry from Ferguson University.

Suma Krishnan
Founder and Chief Operations Officer

Suresh Ramasamy - Senior Scientist
Suresh Ramasamy is a structural and synthetic biologist with 15+ years of experience in soluble and membrane protein expression, purification and structural characterization. He supports down stream processing and formulation development efforts at Krystal Biotech. He received his Ph.D in structural biology at National chemical laboratory, India. Prior to Krystal Biotech, Suresh worked as technical consultant at various biotech firms. In his free time he likes to travel, trekking and listen music.

Suresh Ramasamy
Senior Scientist

Swati Banerjee - Research Associate
Swati Banerjee is a molecular biologist with over eight years of experience in molecular and translational research in various academic labs, from the Dept. of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Dermatology to Pathology. At Krystal, Swati supports the preclinical development programs. She received her master’s degree in Genetics and Molecular Biology from West Virginia University. Prior to joining Krystal, Swati was involved in investigating the effect of EGFR and Met on murine liver regeneration at the University of Pittsburgh. Swati is also a dancer and choreographer, and teaches her style of contemporary/fusion dance in a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh. In her free time, she loves to enjoy quality time with her family, watch movies, or do some knitting and crafts.

Swati Banerjee
Research Associate

Thomas Buettner - Materials Coordinator
Thomas Buettner has a background within the logistics and shipping and receiving areas, the last few years working in distribution. He has over 10 years' experience in the consumer world and is excited to be a part of the growing medical industry in Western Pennsylvania. Thomas is a native Pittsburgher who enjoys the Penguins (a little too much) and the other local sports teams as well. Other than work, Thomas loves to spend the weekends relaxing and adventures with his wife and two children. In his personal time, he loves diving into a great biography or crime story.

Thomas Buettner
Materials Coordinator

Tony Riley - Chief Financial Officer
Tony has over 20 years of financial management experience including as partner at the CFO Network LLC, a consulting firm with clients that included public companies (McKesson, CareDx, NetApp, Trimble Navigation, Aclara Biosciences, RingCentral, Pattern Energy) and venture-backed companies (FLX Bio, Harpoon Therapeutics, Rimini Street, Mobileum). His work was heavily focused on M&A and SEC reporting. Previously, he was CFO at Avanex Corporation and Corporate Controller at Kosan Biosciences. Prior to that, Tony held a variety of roles at Troy Chemical, a specialty chemicals company based in New Jersey. Tony has extensive international experience and has lived in 4 countries. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Bristol and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Tony enjoys marathon running and one day would like to run all the marathon majors.

Tony Riley
Chief Financial Officer

Trevor Parry - Director, Patent and Corporate Affairs
Trevor Parry manages Krystal's intellectual property portfolio, providing patent prosecution and counseling in both the US and foreign jurisdictions, as well as advising on IP management and licensing. Prior to joining Krystal, Trevor was a patent agent in Morrison & Foerster LLP's Life Sciences Group, with a focus on gene and antibody therapeutics, vaccines, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Trevor's practice included coordinating patent prosecution and strategies in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Trevor has extensive experience in patent drafting and prosecution, IP due diligence and landscape reviews, and freedom-to-operate analyses. Trevor received a B.S. in biochemistry/cell biology, as well as an M.S. in biology with an emphasis on biochemistry, from the University of California, San Diego. Trevor received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, San Francisco. His doctoral research focused on innate immunity and the interplay between bacterial pathogens and host cell signaling, incorporating work in bacterial and mammalian genetics with large-scale animal studies. In his off time, Trevor loves to travel, fly fish, and homebrew beer. Bar admission: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Trevor Parry
Director, Patent and Corporate Affairs

Victoria Haggerson - Associate Director, Project Management
Victoria Haggerson provides project management leadership to the Krystal team. She holds a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan and spent several years running teams at a CRO and pharmaceutical company. She likes to spend her free time with her family and friends eating good food and drinking good wine.

Victoria Haggerson
Associate Director, Project Management