About Us

Verve Therapeutics was created with a singular focus: to protect the world from cardiovascular disease

Our Mission

We are striving to build the preeminent company developing gene editing medicines to treat patients with cardiovascular disease, leveraging the expertise and capabilities of our team whose singular focus is on addressing the root causes of the world’s most common cause of death. Our goal is to disrupt today’s chronic care model for treating cardiovascular disease by providing a new therapeutic approach with single-course gene editing treatments.

Verve brings together multiple breakthroughs in 21st century biomedicine — human genetic analysis, gene editing, messenger RNA (mRNA) -based therapies and lipid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery  — to realize a new future of longevity and vitality for tens of millions of people around the globe with or at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Verve Team

Verve has been purpose-built for the task ahead, with a team of world-leading experts in cardiovascular medicine, human genetics, gene editing, delivery technologies, drug development and commercialization.


Our Team

Acheampong, Felix
Felix Acheampong, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Mass Spectrometry
Amaonye, Michael
Michael Amaonye
Senior Research Associate, Editing and Discovery
Bartlett, Victoria
Victoria Bartlett, Ph.D.
Vice President, Program and Alliance Management
Beach, Aaron
Aaron Beach
Director, Analytical Development
Billings, Lisa
Lisa Billings, MSc, CVT, rLAT
Associate Scientist, Preclinical Pharmacology
Biswas, Souvik, Ph.D.
Souvik Biswas, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Chemistry and Formulation
Braun, Maurine
Maurine Braun
Associate Director, Toxicology
Casaz, Paul
Paul Casaz, Ph.D.
Director, Formulation and Characterization
Chadwick, Alexandra, Ph.D.
Alexandra Chadwick, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Editing and Discovery
Chan, Holly
Holly Chan
Manager, CMC Project Management
Chen, Huei-Mei
Huei-Mei Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Cheng, Christopher J., Ph.D.
Christopher J. Cheng, Ph.D.
Executive Director, RNA Technology & Manufacturing
Clendaniel, Victoria
Victoria Clendaniel
Senior Research Associate, Preclinical Pharmacology
Cook, Angela
Angela Cook
Chief of Staff
Crandall, Caitlin
Caitlin Crandall
Senior Process Development Engineer, RNA Technology & Manufacturing
Damle, Manashree
Manashree Damle
Scientist, Computational Biology
Davis, Kristopher
Kristopher Davis
Operations Technician
Dembla, Ishwin
Ishwin Dembla, M.S.
Senior Scientist, Analytics
DeNizio, Jamie, Ph.D.
Jamie DeNizio, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Editing and Discovery
DePeter, Joseph
Joseph DePeter
Senior Engineer, Process Development
DiMario, Alex
Alex DiMario
Senior Manager, Supply Chain and Logistics
Dorsey, Andrew
Andrew Dorsey
Research Associate, Formulation
Dutta, Chaitali, Ph.D.
Chaitali Dutta, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Preclinical Pharmacology
Eisner, Robin
Robin Eisner
Facilities Operations Manager
El-Gamal, Yasser
Yasser (Yas) El-Gamal, J.D.
Vice President, Legal Affairs and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Falzone, Richard
Richard Falzone
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Fleitas, Abril
Abril Fleitas Beitans
Associate Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Franaszek, Nicole
Nicole Franaszek
Research Associate, Formulation
Fuselli, Nancy
Nancy Fuselli, BSc, RAC
Senior Director, Quality Assurance
Ganey, Jack
Jack Ganey
Associate Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Gangopadhyay, Soumya
Soumya Gangopadhyay, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Bioanalysis
Garcia, Sara, Ph.D.
Sara Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Computational Biology
Garrity, Ryan
Ryan Garrity
Senior Research Associate, Preclinical Pharmacology
Gichuru, Kevin
Kevin Gichuru
Senior Manager, Accounting
Glass, Zachary
Zachary Glass, Ph.D.
Scientist, Formulation
Goon, Kasey
Kasey Goon
Associate Scientist, Bioanalysis
Greenfield, Matthew
Matthew Greenfield
Associate Director, Laboratory Operations
Hood, Erin
Erin Hood
Senior Contracts Specialist
Huynh, Hiep (Chris) Ho
Hiep (Chris) Ho Huynh
Senior Accountant
Iyer, Sowmya
Sowmya Iyer, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Computational Biology
James, Paris
Paris James
Research Associate, RNA Technology
Jayaram, Hari
Hari Jayaram, Ph.D.
Vice President, Editing and Discovery
Johnson, Christopher
Christopher Johnson
Manager, External Quality Control
Kasiewicz, Lisa, Ph.D.
Lisa Kasiewicz, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Formulations
Kirk, Jaime
Jaime Kirk
Senior Manager, Technical Accounting
Klausman, Danielle
Danielle Klausman
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Kumar, Sunita
Sunita Kumar
Associate Director, Quality Assurance
Kwon, Jeong-Ah
Jeong-Ah Kwon
Scientist II, Analytics
Laschkewitsch, Nick
Nick Laschkewitsch
Research Associate, Process Development
Lavoie, Jennifer
Jennifer Lavoie
Associate Director, CMC Project Management
Lee, Jay
Jay Lee
Associate Director, Financial Planning and Analysis
Lee, Richard
Richard Lee, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Preclinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine
Leipheimer, Jay
Jay Leipheimer
Scientist, RNA Technology
Li, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Li
Associate Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Li, Jimmy
Jimmy Li
Staff Accountant
Madsen, James
James Madsen, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Mass Spectrometry
Malyala, Padma
Padma Malyala
Vice President, Formulation and Analytical Development
Mangano, Jessica
Jessica Mangano
Senior Engineer, Process Development
Matsumoto, Yuri
Yuri Matsumoto, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Bioanalysis
Mazzola, Anne Marie
Anne Marie Mazzola
Study Manager, Preclinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Minaya, Harlisa
Harlisa Minaya
Senior Human Resources Generalist
Mineo, Lauren
Lauren Mineo
Executive Assistant, Research and Development
Mintcheva, Ralitsa
Ralitsa Mintcheva
Mizoguchi, Taiji, Ph.D.
Taiji Mizoguchi, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Preclinical Pharmacology
Nagpal, Ash
Ash Nagpal
Senior Process Engineer
Naigles, Robyn
Robyn Naigles
Administrative and Operations Associate
Nasrullah, Yusuf
Yusuf Nasrullah
Scientist, Editing and Discovery
O’Neil, April
April O'Neil
Associate Director, Human Resources
Pacheco, Alline
Alline Pacheco, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Platt, Colin
Colin Platt, Ph.D.
Scientist, Bioanalysis
Powell, Brent V.
Brent V. Powell, Ph.D.
Scientist II, Analytics
Rajeev, Kallanthottathil G., Ph.D.
Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Ph.D.
Vice President, CMC
Reiss, Caroline, Ph.D.
Caroline Reiss, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, RNA Technology
Ren, Huilan
Huilan Ren
Scientist, Formulation
Robinson, Jennifer
Jennifer Robinson
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Rohde, Ellen, Ph.D.
Ellen Rohde, Ph.D.
Vice President, Preclinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ruiz, Leocadia
Leocadia Ruiz
Director, External Quality Control
Salisbury, Chloe
Chloe Salisbury
Quality Assurance Associate
Sandler, Ivan
Ivan Sandler
Associate Director, External Manufacturing
Sanjeev, Athul
Athul Sanjeev
Research Associate, RNA Technology
Schmidt, Matthew
Matthew Schmidt, Pharm.D.
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Sethachutkul, Derek
Derek Sethachutkul
Senior Director, External Manufacturing
Shatzer, Wynn
Wynn Shatzer
Senior Research Associate, Analytics
Shay, Jax
Jax Shay
Senior Research Associate, Analytics
Sheely, Andrew
Andrew Sheely
Executive Director, Information Technology
Siddiqui, Leya
Leya Siddiqui
Research Associate, Analytics
Srinivasan Kamalakkannan, Dhinesh Kannan
Dhinesh Kannan Srinivasan Kamalakkannan
Research Associate, Bioanalysis
Stahley, Mary
Mary Stahley, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Process Development
Stanojevic, Mila
Mila Stanojevic
Research Associate, Analytics
Steege, Nikolas
Nikolas Steege
Research Associate, Analytics
Stevens, Casey
Casey Stevens, Ph.D.
Scientist, Process Development
Stoeckel, Ryan
Ryan Stoeckel
Associate Director, Procurement
Stolz, Leslie, Ph.D.
Leslie Stolz, Ph.D.
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Street, Lynnsey
Lynnsey Street
Associate Scientist, Process Development
Tillotson, Eric
Eric Tillotson
Senior Engineer, Process Development
Vafai, Scott
Scott Vafai, M.D.
Vice President, Translational Medicine
Wang, Kui, Ph.D.
Kui Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, RNA Technology
Welch, Chris
Chris Welch
Director, External Manufacturing
Wong, Francis
Francis Wong
Associate Scientist, Editing and Discovery

Collaborations and Licensing

Verve has assembled a portfolio of gene editing and delivery technologies through strategic collaborations and licensing agreements with industry leaders, including Beam Therapeutics, the Broad Institute, Harvard University and Acuitas Therapeutics, Inc.