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Our Team


Get to know our team, scientists and entrepreneurs, who have loved ones who suffer from diabetes. We help those we care about by understanding what is happening at a cellular level and creating products to deliver better treatments and overall improved health. 


Dr. Prince Nnah


Prince is an entrepreneur with passion for solving healthcare issues that span the value chain. His focus on the life sciences drove him to receive a doctorate in...

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Dr. Aaron Glieberman

Senior Engineer of Platform Development

Aaron is a biomedical engineer with wide-ranging experience in device development, tissue...

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Dr. David Bouck

Director of Platform Development & Screening

David is a cell biologist who has combined his background in biology with his interest in lab...

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Dr. Ben Pope


Ben is the co-inventor of the platform and leads our scientific and technology development efforts. Ben has been pursuing a cure for diabetes since his parents’...

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Dr. Prakash Jagtap

Director of Medicinal Chemistry

Prakash is a drug discovery professional with over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and...

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Nicole Rinaldi

Research Technician

I graduated as a Biomedical Engineering student concentrating in Cell and Tissue Engineering and minoring in Chemical Engineering from the... 

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Dr. Madhumita Basu

Principal Scientist

Madhumita is the Principal Scientist, Target Discovery at MelliCell. In the core, Madhumita is highly ...

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Connor Truex

Data Analyst

Connor leads the data analytics efforts at MelliCell, creating analytical and machine learning processes to bolster Mellicell's research. He is also responsible for...

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Sunday Oworah

Lab Manager

Sunny is a highly motivated graduate student at Brandeis University pursuing a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics. With his strong educational...

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Advisory Board

Dr. Quinn P. Peterson

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Physiology at the Mayo Clinic. His research focus is diabetes drug discovery through chemical...

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Dr. Fatima Stanford

Scientific Advisor

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS
Dr. Stanford is an Associate Professor of Medicine and...

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Dr. Benjamin T. Bikman

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Bikman is an Associate Professor of Physiology and Developmental Biology at Brigham Young University. He is an expert on insulin...

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Dr. Ron Priefer

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Priefer is a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is a strong educational professional..

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Dr. Jonathan Williams

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Williams is an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School....

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Dr. Perry Bickel

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Bickel is an Associate Professor and the Division Chief at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is the Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine. He...

Create the change our world needs


MelliCell is dedicated to a results-driven culture that contributes to breakthrough research required to radically influence the needed changes in the healthcare landscape, especially as it relates to obesity and diabetes. If you believe you have what it takes to be a part of the solution, we want to hear from you.

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