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The Team

Bringing together established leaders to realize the full potential of inhibiting Gasdermin D for patients.
Discovering therapeutics in a new field is no easy task, but Quench Bio is well suited to face this challenge head-on. We’ve assembled a world-class team of biopharma veterans with over 100 collective years of experience as well as scientists with deep expertise in inflammation, cell death and gasdermin biology. In addition, we’ve built a renowned board and advisory team who work closely with us as we lead the charge to target gasdermins. Together, we can make a meaningful difference for patients with a range of severe inflammatory diseases.

Samantha Truex

Chief Executive Officer
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Iain Kilty, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
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Mark Tebbe, PhD

Chief Technology Officer
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Mike Nolan, PhD

Senior Director, Biology
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Wei Li, MD, MBA

Senior Director, Biology
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Hiroto Kambara, PhD

Principal Scientist
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Alina Starchenko, PhD

Senior Scientist
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Laura Stevens, PhD

Senior Scientist
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Board of Directors

Bruce Booth, DPhil

Partner, Atlas Venture Board Chair
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Adam Houghton, PhD

Vice President and Head, AbbVie Ventures
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Josh Resnick, MD

Managing Director, RA Capital
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Jonathan Tobin, PhD

Investment Director, Arix Bioscience
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Jo Viney, PhD

President, CSO and Co-Founder, Pandion Therapeutics
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Herbert Waldmann, PhD

Director, Department of Chemical Biology at the Max Planck Institute
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Samantha Truex

CEO, Quench Bio
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Scientific Advisors

Kate Fitzgerald, PhD

University of Massachusetts Medical School Expertise: Innate Immunity
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Cem Gabay, MD

University of Geneva Expertise: Cytokine Biology and Rheumatology
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Kate Schroder, PhD

University of Queensland Expertise: Inflammasome Biology
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Tsan Sam Xiao, PhD

Case Western Reserve University Expertise: Structural Biology
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Arturo Zychlinsky, PhD

Quench Bio Co-Founder Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology Expertise: Neutrophil Biology
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