Meet Our Scientific Advisory Board.


Christian Angermayer
• Highly active entrepreneurial Investor—one of the most influential in Europe and, increasingly, the US
• Psychedelics Investor pioneer: co-created Compass Pathways and atai Life Sciences and supporter of non-profit initiatives @ MAPS and Imperial College
Stephen Van Dien PhD

• Expert in metabolic engineering, industrial microbiology, and modeling of biological systems

• Sr. Director of Technology @ Genomatica, where he led biosynthesis efforts for industrial chemicals

• Cofounder @ Persephone Biome

• VP Commercialization @ Kalion Inc.

Lada Rasochova PhD MBA
• Expert microbiologist turned entrepreneurship professor and program director for UCSD Business School
• Previously worked for Dow Chemical Company as a Program Leader for biopharmaceutical development of vaccines
• Founder & CEO @ Dermala, Inc.
• Managing Director @ Rady Venture Fund