Spring Behrouz

Spring Behrouz, PhD

Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO

Role: Sets vision and direction for company.
Experience: Over 15 years working on Parkinson's disease. Founding CEO at NeuroInitiative since 2014 where she laid out a vision for applying advanced computational drug discovery methods which led to creation of Vincere Biosciences where she is also CEO. Previously she worked with Matt Farrer at Mayo clinic to characterize genetic models of Parkinson's disease and was part of the team that discovered a new pathogenic mutation in VPS35. Her PhD work implemented cutting edge laser capture, microarray, and in vivo siRNA techniques to identify protective genomic changes in Parkinson’s models. Recipient of JBJ’s 40 under 40 award, winner of One Spark’s science award, and supporter of science on the TEDx and March for Science stages.
Education: PhD in Neuroscience from Michigan State University, postdoctoral work at Mayo Clinic.
Favorite Quote: "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay

Andy D. Lee

Andy D. Lee

Co-Founder, Director, & CTO

Role: Responsible for Technology, Licensing, and Operations
Experience: Over 20 years software and management experience in multiple industries. Founding CTO at NeuroInitiative where he is co-inventor on multiple granted and pending patents surrounding the SEED simulation platform. Previously VP of Engineering at Black Knight through F500 acquisition, spin-out, and IPO. He has led teams of over 100 members and continues to actively code to create new data-driven solutions.
Education: B.S. Computer Science from Grand Valley State University. Postgraduate coursework at Michigan State University.
Favorite Quote: "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman

James L. Liang

James L. Liang

Director

Role: Advises on business strategy and fundraising.
Experience: Angel investor with 30 years of business strategy and finance experience. Former Head of the Global Technology Banking Group at Morgan and Chief Strategy Officer for IBM’s Services Division.
Education: Graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, holds a Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics/Economics from Brown University, and an MBA in Finance/Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Favorite Quote: "Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." - James Bryant Conant

John Ryan

John Ryan

Software Engineer

Role: Leads software engineering.
Experience: Designed and built SEED client. Led SEED API development. Presented platform at science and technology conferences.
Education: Full Sail University and St. Johns River State College alumna with focus on Recording Arts and Programming.
Favorite Quote: “Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things. But to use and apply that language, we must be able fully to appreciate, to feel, to seize the unseen, the unconscious.” - Ada Lovelace

Brittney Hardage

Brittney Hardage

Laboratory Technician

Role: Plans, performs and interprets simulation experiments and supports lab operations.
Experience: Internships at multiple biotech startups.
Education: B.S. from University of North Florida in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biotechnology. A.A from FSCJ in Biomedical Sciences.
Favorite Quote: “Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” - Benjamin Franklin


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