About

A-Alpha Bio is a biotechnology company harnessing synthetic biology and machine learning to measure, predict, and engineer protein-protein interactions.

Our experimental platform, AlphaSeq, enables the rapid and quantitative measurement of millions of protein-protein binding affinities simultaneously. Our computational platform, AlphaBind, is trained on the world’s largest protein-protein interaction database and predicts binding strength from sequence. A-Alpha Bio leverages AlphaSeq and AlphaBind for in-house therapeutic programs and in partnership with leading pharmaceutical companies to inform the discovery and development of novel therapeutics.

A-Alpha Bio is based in Seattle and was founded in 2017 at the University of Washington's Institute for Protein Design and Center for Synthetic Biology.

A-Alpha Bio: The protein-protein interaction company.
A-Alpha Bio Laboratories
A-Alpha Bio: The protein-protein interaction company.
our management team
  • David Younger, PhD

    Chief Executive Officer
 & Co-Founder
  • Randolph Lopez, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer 
& Co-Founder
  • Padma Kodukula, PhD

    Chief Business Officer
  • Ryan Emerson, PhD

    Vice President, Data Science
  • Lisa Schubert, PhD

    Vice President, Technical Operations & Engineering
our ADVISORS
  • Eric Klavins, PhD

    Scientific Advisor
  • David Baker, PhD

    Scientific Advisor
  • Tony Polverino, PhD

    Scientific Advisor
  • Lance Stewart, PhD

    Strategic & Scientific Advisor
  • Chris Gibson, PhD

    Strategic & Scientific Advisor
  • Jade Brown

    Business Development Advisor
our BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • David Younger, PhD

    Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
  • Randolph Lopez, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
  • Matt McIlwain

    Board Member
  • Takeru Furuya, PhD

    Board Member
  • Heidi Hagen

    Board Member
  • Chris Picardo

    Board Observer
  • Lindy Fishburne

    Board Observer
Our team
  • Abhishek Dogra

    Director, Medicinal Chemistry & Induced Proximity
  • Aditi Vadodkar

    Senior Project Manager
  • Aditya Agarwal

    Senior Scientist, Machine Learning
  • Adrian Lange, PhD

    Director, Machine Learning Research
  • Alex Eng, PhD

    Scientist II, Bioinformatics
  • Arpita Sen, PhD

    Senior Scientist, Molecular Glue Discovery
  • Cameron Cordray

    Manager I, Technical Operations
  • Carla Talbaux

    Research Associate II, Immunobiology
  • Charles Lin

    Supervisor, Technical Operations
  • Ching Chiu

    Research Associate I, Technical Operations
  • Colleen Shikany

    Senior Research Associate, Platform R&D
  • Cristina Wolf

    Senior Process Engineer
  • Dana McCall

    HR Generalist
  • Danielle Van Citters

    Principal Scientist, Antibody Discovery
  • Dasha Krayushkina

    Senior Research Associate, Protein Science
  • David Younger, PhD

    Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
  • David Noble

    Scientist II, Applied Data Science
  • Davis Goodnight, PhD

    Scientist II, Platform R&D
  • Debra Tonemah

    Office Manager
  • Emily Engelhart, PhD

    Principal Scientist, Platform R&D
  • Jacob Brockerman, PhD

    Scientist II, Protein Science
  • James Harrang

    Scientist II, Machine Learning
  • Jean Lee

    Analyst I, Bioinformatics
  • Jeff Adamo

    Senior Scientist, Protein Science
  • Jessica Fint

    Senior Research Associate, Immunobiology
  • Joel Nelson, PhD

    Scientist II, Bioinformatics
  • John Marken

    Scientist I, Antibody Discovery
  • Joseph Harman, PhD

    Senior Scientist, Computational Protein Engineering
  • Juliana Barrett

    Research Associate II, Technical Operations
  • Ken Bannink

    Senior Manager, Laboratory Services & Facilities
  • Kendrick Herbst

    Research Associate II, Technical Operations
  • Kerry McGowan, PhD

    Scientist I, Applied Data Science
  • Leah Homad

    Associate Scientist, Protein Science
  • Lisa Schubert, PhD

    Vice President, Technical Operations & Engineering
  • Liz Fulton

    Senior Director, Finance & Operations
  • Mackenzie Croy

    Senior Research Associate, Technical Operations
  • Mimi McMurray

    Research Associate II, Technical Operations
  • Miranda Lahman, PhD

    Scientist I, Platform R&D
  • Natasha Murakowska, PhD

    Principal Scientist, Applied Data Science
  • Padma Kodukula, PhD

    Chief Business Officer
  • Parker Shaffer

    Associate II, Laboratory Services & Facilities
  • Pat Leahy

    LIMS Architect & Lead Developer
  • Paxton Reed

    Research Associate II, Technical Operations
  • Phil Burke, PhD

    Scientist I, Molecular Glue Discovery
  • Randolph Lopez, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
  • Robin Aguilar, PhD

    Scientific & Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Ruchi Bansal, PhD

    Scientist I, Immunobiology
  • Ryan Emerson, PhD

    Vice President, Data Science
  • Ryan Swanson

    Senior Director, Biologics Discovery
  • Sam Halabiya

    Manager II, Technical Operations
  • Shyam Gandhi

    Research Associate II, Technical Operations
  • Yeweon Lee

    Research Associate I, Technical Operations
We’re always looking to meet talented individuals who are interested in joining our team.
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