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
Ainsworth, Gregory
Gregory Ainsworth
Scientist, Analytical Development
Amaonye, Michael
Michael Amaonye
Associate Scientist, Editing & Discovery
Asphall, Nkosi
Nkosi Asphall
Senior Analyst, Quality Control
Avery, Kieran
Kieran Avery
Procurement Analyst
Back, Kayla
Kayla Back
Senior Research Associate, Analytics
Baker, Allison
Allison Baker, Ph.D.
Scientist II, RNA Technology
Balian, Daniel
Dan Balian
Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management
Barrett, Allen
Allen Barrett
Director, Corporate Counsel
Bartlett, Victoria
Victoria Bartlett, Ph.D.
Vice President, Program and Alliance Management
Bassen, David
David Bassen, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Pharmacokinetics and Biodistribution
Beach, Aaron
Aaron Beach
Senior Director, Internal Quality Control
Beatrice, Holly
Holly Beatrice
Executive Assistant
Beaudoin, Maggie
Maggie Beaudoin
Vice President, Finance
Berth, Katie
Katie Berth
Senior Manager, Technology Transfer and Process Engineering
Biedenkapp, Joseph
Joe Biedenkapp, Ph.D.
Vice President, Editing Development
Biswas, Souvik, Ph.D.
Souvik Biswas, Ph.D.
Director, Chemistry and Formulation
Brady, Erin
Erin Brady
Senior Manager, Clinical Operations
Braun, Maurine
Maurine Braun
Associate Director, Toxicology
Bridges, Sean
Sean Bridges
Senior Research Associate, Editor Development
Briscoe, Steve
Steve Briscoe, Ph.D.
Medical Writer
Brown, Maxwell
Maxwell Brown
Associate Scientist, Computational Biology
Calixte, Al
Al Calixte
Associate Director, CMC Project Management
Carr, Helen
Helen Carr
Manager, Medical Writing
Cerchione, Derek
Derek Cerchione
Senior Scientist, Protein Engineering
Chadwick, Alexandra, Ph.D.
Alexandra Chadwick, Ph.D.
Director, Editing and Discovery
Chamarthi, Hareesh
Hareesh Chamarthi
Associate Principal Scientist, Computational Biology
Charlesworth, Amanda
Amanda Charlesworth
Manager, External Quality Control
Cheng, Christopher J., Ph.D.
Christopher J. Cheng, Ph.D.
Vice President, Process Development & RNA Technology
Christian, Chinyere
Chinyere Christian
Research Associate, Oligonucleotide Synthesis
Clendaniel, Victoria
Victoria Clendaniel
Senior Research Associate, Preclinical Pharmacology
Cok, Alexandra
Alexandra Cok
Manager, External Quality Control
Colgan, Jessie
Jessie Colgan
Associate Director, External Manufacturing
Cook, Angela
Angela Cook
Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO
Cooper, Joel
Joel Cooper, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Toxicology
Cornell, Liam
Liam Cornell, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Cotter, Pete
Pete Cotter
Associate Director, Analytical Development
Cox, James
James Cox
Associate Scientist, Analytical Development
Cox, Nicholas
Nicholas Cox
Associate Scientist, Formulation
Cronin, Emily
Emily Cronin
Associate Director, Benefits
Dai, Yunxiang
Yunxiang Dai, Ph.D.
Scientist II, Mass Spectrometry
Damle, Manashree
Manashree Damle
Scientist II, Computational Biology
Davis, Kristopher
Kristopher Davis
Laboratory Operations Manager
Dembla, Ishwin
Ishwin Dembla, M.S.
Senior Scientist, Analytics
Demeritt, Amanda
Amanda Demeritt
Director, Payroll
DeNizio, Jamie, Ph.D.
Jamie DeNizio, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Editing Development
DePeter, Joseph
Joseph DePeter
Associate Principal Engineer, Process Development
Desai, Ankur
Ankur Desai
Executive Director, Analytics
Devi, Gitali
Gitali Devi, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, RNA/Oligonucleotide Chemistry
Diaz, Jessica
Jessica Diaz
Accounts Payable Associate
Dibble, Kristina
Kristina Dibble
Analyst, Quality Control
DiMario, Alex
Alex DiMario
Associate Director, Logistics
Donlon, Emily
Emily Donlon
Director, Enterprise Applications
Dorsey, Andrew
Andrew Dorsey
Process Engineer, Formulation
Duffy, Kaitlin
Kaitlin Duffy
Executive Director, Human Resources
Dutta, Chaitali, Ph.D.
Chaitali Dutta, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Preclinical Pharmacology
Eisner, Robin
Robin Eisner
Sr. Manager, IT Applications
Falzone, Richard
Richard Falzone
Vice President, Clinical Operations
Farutin, Victor
Victor Farutin, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Computational Biology
Federico, Anthony
Anthony Federico, Ph.D.
Scientist II, Computational Biology
Feinstein, Greg
Greg Feinstein
Scientist, Formulation
Fernald, Lily
Lily Fernald
Help Desk Technician
Flannigan, Sydney
Sydney Flannigan
Research Associate, Bioanalysis
Franaszek, Nicole
Nicole Franaszek
Senior Research Associate, Analytics
Gandi, Bharathi
Bharathi Gandi
Analyst II, Quality Control
Ganey, Jack
Jack Ganey
Scientist, Editing Development
Gangopadhyay, Soumya
Soumya Gangopadhyay, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Bioanalysis
Garcia, Sara, Ph.D.
Sara Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Computational Biology
Garrity, Ryan
Ryan Garrity
Associate Scientist, Preclinical Pharmacology
Gauthier, Paul
Paul Gauthier
Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply
Geng, Mark
Mark Geng, Ph.D.
Director, gRNA Process Development
Gichuru, Kevin
Kevin Gichuru
Senior Manager, Accounting
Gilman, Michael
Michael Gilman
Associate Principal Engineer, Process Development
Glass, Zachary
Zachary Glass, Ph.D.
Scientist II, Formulation
Gleason, Angela
Angela Gleason
Manager, Quality Systems
Goon, Kasey
Kasey Goon
Scientist, Bioanalysis
Greenfield, Matthew
Matthew Greenfield
Director, Facilities and Lab Operations
Gu, Yonglu
Yongli Gu
Scientist II, Bioanalysis
Habibian, Maryam
Maryam Habibian, Ph.D.
Director, Discovery Chemistry
Hall, Robin
Robin Hall
Associate Director, Quality Operations
Hallock, Peter
Peter Hallock, Ph.D.
Director, Editing and Discovery
Hannigan, Casey
Casey Hannigan
Senior Research Associate, Biological Mass Spectrometry
Hao, Christina
Christina Hao, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Next Generation Sequencing
Hood, Erin
Erin Hood
Senior Contracts Specialist
Huang, Christopher
Christopher Huang
Manager, Metrology, Quality Control
Huang, Yanlin
Yanlin Huang
Payroll Manager
Ivanov, Ivan
Ivan Ivanov
Scientist II, Editor Development
James, Paris
Paris James
Senior Research Associate, RNA Technology
Jayaram, Hari
Hari Jayaram, Ph.D.
Vice President, Editing and Discovery
Jensen, Chelsey
Chelsey Jensen
Director, Clinical Operations
Jiao, Yang
Yang Jiao, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Johnson, Christopher
Christopher Johnson
Manager, External Quality Control
Johnson, Stephen
Stephen Johnson, Ph.D.
Director, Patent Prosecution
Jones, Morgan
Morgan Jones
Senior Director, Business Development and Corporate Strategy
Jordan, Natalie
Natalie Jordan
Associate Director, Program Management
Karsten, Verena
Verena Karsten, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Clinical Scientist
Kasiewicz, Lisa, Ph.D.
Lisa Kasiewicz, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Formulation
Khan, Zunera
Zunera Khan
Research Associate, gRNA Technology
Khera, Amit
Amit Khera, M.D.
Vice President, Genomic Medicine
Kim, Albert
Albert Kim
Senior Research Associate, mRNA Technology
Kirk, Jaime
Jaime Kirk
Koziol, Alfons
Alfons Koziol
Senior Engineer, Technology Transfer and Process Engineering
Krunnfusz, Allison
Allison Krunnfusz
Senior Research Associate, Editor Development
Kumar, Sunita
Sunita Kumar
Director, Quality Operations
Kwon, Jeong-Ah
Jeong-Ah Kwon
Scientist II, Analytics
Laschkewitsch, Nick
Nick Laschkewitsch
Senior Research Associate, Process Development
Lavoie, Jennifer
Jennifer Lavoie
Director, CMC Project Management
Layton, Kevin
Kevin Layton
Shipping and Receiving Coordinator
Lazare, Seka
Seka Lazare, Ph.D.
Director, Next Generation Sequencing
Le, Anson
Anson Le
Research Associate, Analytics
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 II, RNA Technology
LeSueur, Dayna
Dayna LeSueur, Pharm.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs
Li, Amy
Amy Li
Clinical Trial Specialist
Li, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Li
Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Lohmeier, Anthony
Anthony Lohmeier
Senior Research Associate, Editing and Discovery
Lombardi, Steve
Steve Lombardi
Executive Director, Regulatory Strategy
Lowther, Jamie
Jamie Lowther
Engineer, Process Development
Lynch, James
James Lynch
Senior Manager, Stability, External Quality Control
MacDonald, Bryan
Bryan MacDonald, Ph.D.
Director, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Macias, Luis
Luis Macias, Ph.D.
Scientist, Mass Spectrometry
Madsen, James
James Madsen, Ph.D.
Director, Mass Spectrometry
Malik, Shipra
Shipra Malik
Scientist, gRNA Technology
Malyala, Padma
Padma Malyala
Vice President, Formulation and Analytical Development
Mangano, Jessica
Jessica Mangano
Senior Engineer, Process Development
Manoogian, Christopher
Christopher Manoogian
Associate Director, Laboratory, Quality Control
Mantri, Manini
Manini Mantri
Senior Research Associate, Preclinical Pharmacology
Matsumoto, Yuri
Yuri Matsumoto, Ph.D.
Director, Bioanalysis
Mayfield, Morgan
Morgan Mayfield
Senior Process Engineer, Formulation
Mazzola, Anne Marie
Anne Marie Mazzola
Senior Manager, Preclinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
McCurley, Lisa
Lisa McCurley
Director, Regulatory Operations
Mei, Emma
Emma Mei
Senior Accountant
Meltzer, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Meltzer
Vice President, Quality
Miliotis, Christos
Christos Miliotis, Ph.D.
Scientist, Editor Development
Milliken, Kim
Kim Milliken
Senior Director, Regulatory CMC
Minaya-Ebai, Harlisa
Harlisa Minaya-Ebai
Manager, Human Resources
Mineo, Lauren
Lauren Mineo
Administrative Manager
Mishra, Ananda
Ananda Mishra
Associate Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Mishra, Shashank
Shashank Mishra
Research Associate, Computational Biology
Mizoguchi, Taiji, Ph.D.
Taiji Mizoguchi, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Preclinical Pharmacology
Molles, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Molles
Senior Director, Clinical Data Management
Montt, Danielle
Danielle Montt
In Vivo Study Coordinator
Moreno, Caitlin
Caitlin Moreno
Senior Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety
Morneault, Kate
Kate Morneault
Associate Director, SEC Reporting and Technical Accounting
Mudshinge, Sagar
Sagar Mudshinge, Ph.D.
Scientist, Discovery Chemistry
Mullen, Jenelle
Jenelle Mullen
Associate Director, Quality Operations
Muscat, Abigail
Abigail Muscat
Research Associate, Next Generation Sequencing
Mushajiang, Mierzhati
Mierzhati Mushajiang
Lab Automation Engineer
Nagpal, Ash
Ash Nagpal
Associate Director, Process Sciences and Tech Transfer, Formulation Development
Naigles, Robyn
Robyn Naigles
Human Resources Specialist
Nammi, Namrata
Namrata Nammi
Scientist, Analytics
Nasrullah, Yusuf
Yusuf Nasrullah
Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Newman, Max
Max Newman
Service Desk Manager
Olorife, Oshoname
Oshoname Olorife
Associate Scientist, Preclinical Pharmacology
Pacheco, Alline
Alline Pacheco, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Editing Development
Pariseau, Dylan
Dylan Pariseau
Senior Research Associate, Analytical Development
Peshdary, Vian
Vian Peshdary, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Petit, Johnathan
Johnathan Petit
Senior Associate, Quality Operations
Petty, Krista
Krista Petty
Principal Scientist, Process Development
Pierson, Brittney
Brittney Pierson
Scientist II, Biophysical Characterization
Platt, Colin
Colin Platt, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Bioanalysis
Powell, Brent V.
Brent V. Powell, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Discovery Chemistry, Guide RNA
Prasanna, Praveen
Praveen Prasanna, Ph.D.
Senior Director, External Manufacturing
Rajabi, Hoda
Hoda Rajabi
Scientist, Next Generation Sequencing
Rajeev, Kallanthottathil G., Ph.D.
Kallanthottathil G. Rajeev, Ph.D.
Vice President, CMC
Randeria, Pratik
Pratik Randeria, Ph.D.
Director, Process Development
Redihan, Matthew
Matthew Redihan
Staff Accountant
Reiss, Caroline, Ph.D.
Caroline Reiss, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, RNA Technology
Ren, Huilan
Huilan Ren
Scientist II, 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
Senior Director, External Quality Control
Salisbury, Chloe
Chloe Salisbury
Senior Associate, Quality Operations
Samuels, Shanelle
Shanelle Samuels
Senior Research Associate, Next Generation Sequencing
Sandler, Ivan
Ivan Sandler
Director, External Manufacturing
Sanjeev, Athul
Athul Sanjeev
Senior Research Associate, RNA Technology
Santos, Ryan
Ryan Santos
Research Associate, Editing and Discovery
Schmidt, Matthew
Matthew Schmidt, Pharm.D.
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Schumacher, Zoe
Zoe Schumacher
Administrative Coordinator
Shabani, Estela
Estela Shabani, Ph.D.
Scientist II, Editing and Discovery
Shatzer, Wynn
Wynn Shatzer
Engineer, Process Development
Shaughnessy, Monica
Monica Shaughnessy
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Shay, Jax
Jax Shay
Associate Scientist, Analytical Development
Sheely, Andrew
Andrew Sheely
Executive Director, Information Technology
Shen, Michael
Michael Shen
Research Associate, Process Development
Siddiqui, Leya
Leya Siddiqui
Senior Research Associate, Analytics
Sinnott, David
David Sinnott
Quality Assurance Auditor
Spence, Luke
Luke Spence
Associate Director, IT Operations
Sridhar, Srinidhi
Srinidhi Sridhar
Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Srinivasan Kamalakkannan, Dhinesh Kannan
Dhinesh Kannan Srinivasan Kamalakkannan
Senior Research Associate, Bioanalysis
Stahley, Mary
Mary Stahley, Ph.D.
Director, Process Development
Stanojevic, Mila
Mila Stanojevic
Senior Research Associate, Analytics
Steege, Nikolas
Nikolas Steege
Senior Research Associate, Analytics
Stevens, Casey
Casey Stevens, Ph.D.
Scientist II, Process Development
Stoeckel, Ryan
Ryan Stoeckel
Director, Procurement
Street, Lynnsey
Lynnsey Street
Scientist, Process Development
Subramanian, Vidya
Vidya Subramanian, Ph.D.
Director, Discovery Technology Development
Suliveras-Jardine, Cody
Cody Suliveras-Jardine
Senior Sample Inventory Associate
Tangallapally, Pradeep
Pradeep Tangallapally
Senior Analyst, Quality Control
Tien-Street, William
William Tien-Street
Automation Engineer, Next Generation Sequencing
Tillotson, Eric
Eric Tillotson
Associate Principal Engineer, gRNA Process Development
Townshend, Kamaala
Kamaala Townshend
Accounts Payable Manager
Undavia, Khushboo
Khushboo Undavia
Associate Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Vafai, Scott
Scott Vafai, M.D.
Vice President, Translational Medicine
Varlamova, Marina
Marina Varlamova
CMC Senior Project Manager
Wang, Kui, Ph.D.
Kui Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, RNA Technology
Washington, Carina
Carina Nyberg Washington
Executive Assistant
Weaver, Kevin
Kevin Weaver
Engineer, Process Development
Wein, Cris
Cris Wein
Senior Research Associate, Preclinical Pharmacology
Weinreb, Meghan
Meghan Weinreb
Associate Director, Quality Systems
Welch, Chris
Chris Welch
Director, External Manufacturing
Wilson, Jill
Jill Wilson
Director, Human Resources Business Partner
Wong, Francis
Francis Wong
Scientist, Editing and Discovery
Wu, Jonathan
Jonathan Wu
Senior Manager, Quality Control
Wu, Yue (Alex)
Yue (Alex) Wu, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Computational Biology
Yu, Nolan
Nolan Yu
Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Collaborations and Licensing

Verve has in-licensed 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.

Through independent development of our capabilities and new technologies, Verve has established deep expertise in the research and development of gene editing medicines. We seek out and are open to exploring additional opportunities where these capabilities and our expertise can be applied to new strategic collaborations and programs.

To inquire about such opportunities, please fill out this form →