Meet the team

Who We Are

New Equilibrium brings together interdisciplinary experts with the shared goal of drugging intrinsically disordered proteins.

New Equilibrium Team

Virginia Burger, Ph.D.
CEO and Co–founder

Peter Tompa, Ph.D.
Co–founder

Charles DeLisle, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Biophysics

Hang Cao, B.F.A.
Communications Manager

Austin ALEXANDER, B.S.
Operations Manager

Lars Bratholm, PH.D.
Scientist, Machine Learning

Tao Jiang, PH.D.
Scientist, Computational Chemistry

Hsiao-Yun CHEN, PH.D.
Senior Scientist, Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Acadia Connor, B.A.
Computational Chemistry Research Associate/HPC Program Manager

Ammielle Wambo Becker
Data Science Intern

Osman Mamun, PH.D.
Scientist, Machine Learning & AI Force Field Development

Kara Herlihy, PH.D.
Head of Biomolecular Sciences

Akshaya Kumar Das, PH.D.
Scientist, Computational Chemistry & AI Force Field Development

Scientific Advisory Board

LILA M. GIERASCH
 Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst

AJ MILICI
President, Milici Consulting LLC

Emir Roach, M.D.
Head of Emerging Technologies, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Jianhan Chen
 Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst

OLEXANDR ISAYEV
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

SALLY WANG LIANG, JD/MPH
VP of Business Development, Head of Global Business Unit, PepLib

VK GADI, M.D. PH.D.
Professor and Director, Medical Oncology, U of Illinois at Chicago

Christian Baber
Global Head, Scientific Informatics, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Keith Dunker
 Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University