Meet The Team

Dr. Bruce Nicholson, PhD

Co-Founder & CSO.
Decorated researcher, discovered the
first connexin, 40+ years studying their
function, co-inventor of the technology.

Gobie Walsdorf

Member of the Board.
President of Mission Pharmacal, large
privately held pharmaceutical and med
device company, industry leader in
women’s health, 20+ years successful
commercialization, marketing, and
distribution of innovative products.

Dr. Paul Castella, PhD, MBA

Co-Founder & Board Chairman.
Successful serial life science
entrepreneur, multiple successful exits,
20+ years in biotech commercialization,
and VC investing.

Wendy Smith, MHA

Member of the Board.
Nationally recognized expert on value-based insurance reimbursement, CEO
of several companies involved in
successful exits/mergers, 20+ years in
payor relations & reimbursement.

Dr. Nameer Kirma, PhD

Co-Founder & Chair Scientific Advisory.
Expert in disorders of the female
reproductive tract and disease
progression & pathology, co-inventor of
the technology.

Somer Baburek

Co-Founder & CEO.
Experienced leader in life science start-
ups, including Rx drug development,
clinical operations, FDA regulation, and
achieving successful exit.