ADVISORY BOARD

Penrose has assembled an advisory board of some of the most experienced and establish healthcare and business advisors in the world. 

Navdeep Chandel, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Chandel is a Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with over 25 years of experience focused on understanding mitochondria as signaling organelles.

Mircea Ivan, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Indiana School of Medicine

Dr. Ivan is a microbiologist and immunologist whose research contributed to a Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 2019. He is a leading researcher in hypoxia, having pioneered the study of noncoding RNAs regulated by oxygen deprivation. He is also focused on combinatorial therapeutic approaches in oncology and tumor metabolism. 

David Rubin, M.D.

Joseph B. Kirsner Professor Chair, Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center at the University of Chicago Medicine

Dr. Rubin has over 30 years’ experience in the gastroenterology field with particular expertise in high-risk cancer syndromes and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, MyOwnMed

Dr. Seyfert-Margolis has decades of regulatory and research leadership experience at both the U.S. FDA and NIH, where she oversaw development of agency wide regulatory plans and integrating emerging technologies into research programs. 

Patrick Farmer, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Baylor University

Dr. Farmer has extensive chemical and biochemical expertise, with research programs on metalloproteins and enzymes redox catalysis, metal-based therapies for melanoma and most recently on enzymes that target flavonols and similar antioxidants.

James Stankiewicz, M.D.

Professor of Otolaryngology, Loyola University Medical Center

Dr. Stankiewicz is a renowned physician at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago where he has been for over 40 years and started the first Nasal Sinus Center.

Nancy Sullivan, M.B.A., M.S.

CEO and Managing Director, Illinois Ventures

Ms. Sullivan has a wealth of experience in commercialization and entrepreneurship in the biotech industry and has been a key advisor to startups in obtaining venture capital funding, recruiting management teams, and advising on business development.

Robert Schrepfer, M.B.A., M.S.

Senior Vice President, McKesson Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services

Dr. Schrepfer has decades of experience in pharmaceutical business development with specialty knowledge advising healthcare start-ups.

Prof. David L. Van Vranken, Ph.D.

University of California, Irvine

Dr. Van Vranken is a Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean at the University of California, Irvine with a research history spanning natural product synthesis, new transition metal catalyzed reactions, and synthesis of bioactive compounds.

Prof. Paul J. Feustel, M.Eng., Ph.D.

Albany Medical College

Dr. Feustel is the Director of the Office of Research Affairs at Albany Medical College with over 40 years of experience in biomedical research.