Meet the team

Who We Are

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

Leadership Team

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

Julian Levell, Ph.D.
Head of Discovery

Kara Herlihy, Ph.D.
Head of Biomolecular Sciences

Jorge Garcia Fortanet, Ph.D.
Head of Chemistry

Peter Tompa, Ph.D.
Co–founder and Chair of SAB

Experimental Team

Subha Vogeti, Ph.D.
Director of Biology

Charles DeLisle, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Biophysics

Hsiao-Yun Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Biochemistry & Cell Biology

Chie Ueda, Ph.D.
Scientist I, Biomolecular Sciences

Computational Team

Yuri Pevzner, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Platform Development

Tao Jiang, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Computational Chemistry

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

Ammielle Wambo Becker
Data Science Intern

Bentley Wingert, Ph.D.
Advanced Analytics Data Science Intern

Pradeep Niroula, Ph.D.
Hardware & Quantum Computing Intern

Force Field Team

Lars Bratholm, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Machine Learning

Osman Mamun, Ph.D.
Scientist II, Machine Learning & Force Field Development

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

Operations / Communications Team

Hang Cao, B.F.A.
Communications Manager

Austin Alexander, B.S.
Operations Manager

Melissa Fredette
Executive Assistant

Scientific Advisory Board

Lila M. Gierasch, Ph.D.
 Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst

AJ Milici, Ph.D.
President, Milici Consulting LLC

Emir Roach, M.D.
VP of Strategy and Corporate Development, Nextgen Healthcare

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

Olexandr Isayev, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

Sally Wang Liang, J.D./M.P.H.
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, Ph.D.
Head of Scientific and Pharmaceutical Data, Janssen

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