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, Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry
Amaonye, Michael
Michael Amaonye
Senior Research Associate, Editing and Discovery
Beach, Aaron
Aaron Beach
Associate Director, Analytical Chemistry
Billings, Lisa
Lisa Billings, MSc, CVT, rLAT
Associate Scientist
Biswas, Souvik, Ph.D.
Souvik Biswas, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Formulation & Chemistry
Braun, Maurine
Maurine Braun
Senior Manager, Preclinical Operations and Toxicology
Casaz, Paul
Paul Casaz, Ph.D.
Director, Formulation and Characterization
Chadwick, Alexandra, Ph.D.
Alexandra Chadwick, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Preclinical Research and Development
Chan, Holly
Holly Chan
Manager, Project Management, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls
Chen, Huei-Mei
Huei-Mei Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Gene Editing
Cheng, Christopher J., Ph.D.
Christopher J. Cheng, Ph.D.
Executive Director, RNA Technology & Manufacturing
Clendaniel, Victoria
Victoria Clendaniel
Senior Research Associate
Cook, Angela
Angela Cook
Chief of Staff
Davis, Kristopher
Kristopher Davis
Facilities and Lab Assistant
Dembla, Ishwin
Ishwin Dembla, M.S.
Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry
DeNizio, Jamie, Ph.D.
Jamie DeNizio, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
DePeter, Joseph
Joseph DePeter
Senior Process Development Engineer, mRNA Process Development and Tech Transfer
Dorsey, Andrew
Andrew Dorsey
Research Associate, Formulation
Dutta, Chaitali, Ph.D.
Chaitali Dutta, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Pharmacology and Toxicology
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
Franaszek, Nicole
Nicole Franaszek
Research Associate, Formulation
Fuselli, Nancy
Nancy Fuselli, BSc, RAC
Director, Quality Affairs
Ganey, Jack
Jack Ganey
Associate Scientist
Gangopadhyay, Soumya
Soumya Gangopadhyay, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Bioassays and Editing
Garcia, Sara, Ph.D.
Sara Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, Computational Biology
Garrity, Ryan
Ryan Garrity
Senior In Vivo/In Vitro Research Associate
Gichuru, Kevin
Kevin Gichuru
Senior Manager, Accounting
Glass, Zachary
Zachary Glass, Ph.D.
Scientist, Formulation
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
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 CMC
Kumar, Sunita
Sunita Kumar
Associate Director, Quality Assurance
Kwon, Jeong-Ah
Jeong-Ah Kwon
Scientist, RNA Analytics
Laschkewitsch, Nick
Nick Laschkewitsch
Research Associate, mRNA Process Development
Lavoie, Jennifer
Jennifer Lavoie
Associate Director, CMC Program Management
Lee, Richard
Richard Lee, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Preclinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine
Li, Jeff
Jeff Li
Associate Scientist
Li, Jimmy
Jimmy Li
Staff Accountant
Madsen, James
James Madsen, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Mass Spectrometry
Malyala, Padma
Padma Malyala
Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mangano, Jessica
Jessica Mangano
Senior Engineer, RNA Technology and Manufacturing
Matsumoto, Yuri
Yuri Matsumoto, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Bioanalytical and Translational Sciences
Mazzola, Anne Marie
Anne Marie Mazzola
Study Coordinator and Scientist, 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.
Senior Scientist, In Vivo Biology
Nagpal, Ash
Ash Nagpal
Senior Process Engineer
Naigles, Robyn
Robyn Naigles
Administrative and Operations Associate
Nasrullah, Yusuf
Yusuf Nasrullah
O’Neil, April
April O'Neil
Associate Director, Human Resources
Pacheco, Alline
Alline Pacheco, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Gene Editing
Platt, Colin
Colin Platt, Ph.D.
Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology
Powell, Brent V.
Brent V. Powell, Ph.D.
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 and Manufacturing
Ren, Huilan
Huilan Ren
Associate Scientist
Rohde, Ellen, Ph.D.
Ellen Rohde, Ph.D.
Vice President, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ruiz, Leocadia
Leocadia Ruiz
Director, External Quality Control
Salisbury, Chloe
Chloe Salisbury
Quality Assurance Associate
Sanjeev, Athul
Athul Sanjeev
Research Associate
Schmidt, Matthew
Matthew Schmidt, Pharm.D.
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Sethachutkul, Derek
Derek Sethachutkul
Senior Director, External Manufacturing Technical Operations
Shatzer, Wynn
Wynn Shatzer
Research Associate
Shay, Jax
Jax Shay
Senior Research Associate, Formulation & Characterization
Sheely, Andrew
Andrew Sheely
Executive Director, Information Technology
Siddiqui, Leya
Leya Siddiqui
Research Associate, Analytical Chemistry
Srinivasan Kamalakkannan, Dhinesh Kannan
Dhinesh Kannan Srinivasan Kamalakkannan
Research Associate, Bioanalytical Assays
Stahley, Mary
Mary Stahley, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Process Development
Stanojevic, Mila
Mila Stanojevic
Research Associate, RNA Analytics
Stevens, Casey
Casey Stevens, Ph.D.
Scientist, RNA 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
Vafai, Scott
Scott Vafai, M.D.
Executive Director, Translational Medicine
Wang, Kui, Ph.D.
Kui Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Principal Scientist, RNA and Process Development
Wong, Francis
Francis Wong
Associate Scientist

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.