Rgenix is a privately-held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class drugs that target key pathways in cancer progression.

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Leadership Team

Masoud Tavazoie
Masoud Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Masoud is co-founder, Board Director, and the Chief Executive Officer of Inspirna.

David Darst
David Darst, M.B.A.

David co-leads Inspirna’s financing, corporate development, and drug development efforts.

Robert Wasserman, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Bob oversees clinical development of Inspirna’s first-in-class programs.

Isabel Kurth
Isabel Kurth, Ph.D.
VP of Research

Isabel leads Inspirna’s research and target discovery efforts.

Stephen Wald, MS
Stephen Wald, M.S.
SVP of Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Steve is responsible for chemical, analytical and formulation development, and manufacturing scale-up, of Inspirna’s drug candidates.

Naftali Bechar, M.D.
SVP of Clinical Development

Naftali supports our CMO in managing clinical development of our novel drug candidates.

Corey Sohmer
Corey Sohmer, M.B.A.
VP of Finance & Accounting

Corey brings to Inspirna more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in finance and accounting.

Michael Szarek
Michael Szarek, Ph.D.
VP of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs

Michael leads clinical and regulatory affairs at Inspirna.

Anne Assmus, Ph.D.
Head of Business Development
Anne heads business development at Inspirna, where she focuses on strategic partnerships for the target discovery platform, preclinical and clinical stage programs.
Celia Andreu, PhD
Principal Scientist

Celia leads Inspirna’s target discovery efforts using the RNA-DRIVErTM platform.

Shugaku Takeda, PhD
Principal Scientist

Shugaku leads Inspirna’s research and development efforts focused on biologics development.

Ray Xie, PhD
Associate Director, Analytical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ray is responsible for the analytical development and related regulatory CMC filings of Inspirna’s drug candidates.

Narayan Lebaka
Senior Director of Data Management

Narayan Lebaka heads Clinical Data Management at Inspirna. He is responsible for all clinical trial data deliverables through strategic partnerships with CROs.