About

A-Alpha Bio leverages synthetic biology and machine learning to measure, understand, and engineer protein-protein interactions.

We partner with leading pharmaceutical companies to improve human health by unlocking the potential of protein-protein interactions.

Our platform, AlphaSeq, represents the first high-throughput and quantitative approach for measuring protein-protein binding. AlphaSeq generates the high-resolution data needed to discover rare and effective antibodies, identify degradable neo-substrates for molecular glues, redesign protein-protein interfaces for cell therapies, and fuel machine-learning models to further accelerate the discovery and optimization of high-impact drugs.

A-Alpha Bio was founded in 2017 as a spinout from the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design and Center for Synthetic Biology.

Working to accelerate the future of medicine.
A-Alpha Bio Laboratories
Working to accelerate the future of medicine.
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 of Data Science
  • Lisa Schubert, PhD

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

    Scientific Advisor
  • David Baker, PhD

    Scientific Advisor
  • Lance Stewart, PhD

    Strategic & Scientific Advisor
  • Chris Gibson, PhD

    Strategic & Scientific Advisor
  • Jade Brown

    Business Development Advisor
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • David Younger, PhD

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

    Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
  • Matt McIlwain

    Board Member
  • Ben Askew, PhD

    Board Member
  • Chris Picardo

    Board Observer
A-Alpha Bio team
  • Arpita Sen, PhD

    Senior Scientist
  • Bobby Carouthers

    Director of Finance and Operations
  • Cami Cordray

    Lab Operations Manager
  • Charles Lin

    Senior Research Associate
  • Colleen Shikany

    Research Associate
  • Daniel Guion

    Research Associate
  • Dasha Krayushkina

    Research Associate
  • David Younger, PhD

    Cheif Executive Officer & Co-Founder
  • Davis Goodnight, PhD

    Scientist
  • Debra Tonemah

    Office Manager
  • David Noble

    Data Scientist
  • Emily Engelhart, PhD

    Senior Scientist
  • Joel Nelson, PhD

    Bioinformatics Engineer
  • John Marken

    Associate Scientist
  • Kyle Minch, PhD

    Senior Scientist
  • Lisa Schubert, PhD

    Vice President of Technical Operations & Engineering
  • Mimi McMurray

    Research Associate
  • Oliver Serang, PhD

    Senior Machine Learning Scientist
  • Padma Kodukula, PhD

    Chief Business Officer
  • Parker Shaffer

    Lab Operations Associate
  • Randolph Lopez, PhD

    Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
  • Ryan Emerson, PhD

    Vice President of Data Science
  • Sam Halabiya

    Lab Operations Manager
  • Sonia Weatherly

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