People

Comprehensive approach. Implemented by an experienced team.

Leadership
Alexander B. Niculescu, MD, PhD
Alexander B. Niculescu, MD, PhD
Founder / Chairman / CEO

Dr. Niculescu is an internationally renowned, award-winning psychiatrist, scientist, educator, and entrepreneur. Over the last two decades, he has pioneered the field of precision psychiatry in general, and the development of blood tests for psychiatric disorders in particular. Dr. Niculescu is a winner, among other accolades, of the Theodore Reich Award from the International Society for Psychiatric Genetics in 2007, the National Institutes of Health Directors’ New Innovator Award in 2010, and the Indiana University Trustee’s Teaching Award in 2019. He founded MindX Sciences to help transform mental health. Dr. Niculescu has dedicated his career to the improved understanding, treatment and prevention of mental health issues, and has personally treated over 10,000 patients.

  • Raul Zavaleta, B.S. ChE
    Raul Zavaleta, B.S. ChE
    President, Board Member
    • Partner, Cogent Solutions.
    • Founder Covance Labs.
    • Experienced CEO and Entrepreneur in Life Sciences.
  • Tien Lee, MD
    Tien Lee, MD
    Co-Founder / Board Member
    • Dr. Lee is an experienced biotech business development executive; CEO of Aardvark Therapeutics; former CSO, NantKwest.
  • Alexander Lee
    Alexander Lee
    Chief Commercial Officer
    • Experienced executive
    • Purdue University, Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Chris Reist, MD, MBA
    Chris Reist, MD, MBA
    Chief Medical Officer
    • World-class expert in PTSD, pharmacogenetics, and clinical trials.
  • Marwan Tayeh, PhD.
    Marwan Tayeh, PhD.
    CLIA Lab Director
    • IU School of Medicine, University of Michigan. Expert in genomics.
  • Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
    Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
    Co-Founder / Scientific Advisor
    • Dr. Shekhar is the Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a world-class expert in neuropsychiatric drug development and clinical trials.
Team
  • Sunil Kurian, PhD.
    Sunil Kurian, PhD.
    Chief Scientific Advisor
    • Transplant Genomics Inc., Scripps. Expert in blood biomarkers.
  • Felix Wyss, M.Sc.
    Felix Wyss, M.Sc.
    Chief Informatics Advisor
    • Sumanpreet Gill, MBBS
      Sumanpreet Gill, MBBS
      Molecular Products
      • Michael Schmitz, B.S.
        Michael Schmitz, B.S.
        Digital Products
        • Anuradha Ebushi, M.S.
          Anuradha Ebushi, M.S.
          Data Analysis
          • Ethan Matei
            Ethan Matei
            Software Engineering
            • Medha Shridharan
              Medha Shridharan
              App
              Mental Health Transformation Advisory Board
              • Jerome Adams, MD
                Jerome Adams, MD
                Chair, Mental Health Transformation Advisory Board
                • Former Surgeon General of the United States.
              • Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D
                Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D
                Co-Chair Mental Health Transformation Advisor Board / Chief Psychology Officer
                • Former Executive Director PREVENTS Task Force; Founder, Give an Hour nonprofit organization; Mental Health Consultant to ABC’s A Million Little Things.
              • Colleenia Korapatti, M.A.
                Colleenia Korapatti, M.A.
                Member, Mental Health Transformation Advisory Board
                • Experienced holistic therapist. Founder of The Anxiety Relief Center.
              Scientific Advisory Board
              • Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc
                Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc
                Co-Founder / Scientific Advisor
                • Dr. Stahl is Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego, and founder of the Neuroscience Education Institute. He is chairman of Arbor Scientia, and author of Stahl’s Psychopharmacology (3rd Ed., Cambridge University Press).
              • Jerold Chun, MD, PhD
                Jerold Chun, MD, PhD
                Scientific Advisor
                • Dr. Chun is a leading neuroscientist and Professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Institute, with extensive pharma drug discovery experience.
              • Mike Lardon, MD
                Mike Lardon, MD
                Scientific Advisor
                • Dr. Lardon is a top sports psychiatrist in San Diego that works with top athletes and CEOs.
              • Raj Vuppalanchi, MD
                Raj Vuppalanchi, MD
                Scientific Advisor
                • Dr. Vuppalanchi, a Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, is a world-class expert in liver disorders, drug safety, novel therapeutics, and non-invasive biomarkers of disease.
              • Dr. Kim Janda
                Dr. Kim Janda
                Scientific Advisor
                • Dr. Janda is a world-class chemist and professor at Scripps Research.
              OG (Original Gentlemen)
              • Richard Hake, PhD, JD
                Richard Hake, PhD, JD
                Co-Founder / Patent Counsel
                • Dr. Hake is chief patent counsel, Metagenics. He is formerly the chief patent counsel of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals.
              • Don Brown, MD, MS.
                Don Brown, MD, MS.
                Investor / Advisor
                • Dr. Brown is a serial entrepreneur (Software Artistry, Genesys/Interactive Intelligence, Lifeomic), and a world-class expert in IT and databases.
              • Erik Woods, PhD
                Erik Woods, PhD
                Co-Founder / Advisor
                • Dr. Woods is an experienced entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CSO of Ossium Health.
              • Sunil Hazaray
                Sunil Hazaray
                In Memoriam
                • Ex-Phillips, Bayer, Roche.
                • Experienced Leader, Diagnostics.