Management Team

James Linton
James P. Linton, Ph.D., MBA – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President

Dr. Linton has over 25 years of entrepreneur and executive experience in the biotechnology space, co-founding 5 previous companies as well as leading the fund raising and business development efforts in several companies.  He has successfully raised over $350M in capital, negotiated over $400M in deals, and has had multiple exits including Protometrix, Genicon, Axiom and Owl Biomedical.  Early in his career, Dr. Linton was a post-doctoral fellow at Merck Research Laboratories working on molecular cloning of genes responsible for FK-506-induced immunosuppression. He obtained his M.B.A from the University of California at Davis and his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from Emory University.

Paul Predki
Paul Predki, Ph.D. – Chief Technology Officer and Head of Research

Dr. Paul Predki served as Vice President for Molecular & Protein Biology R&D at Life Technologies where he joined as part of the acquisition of Protometrix in 2004, a protein microarray company he helped start in 2001 as a spin-out from Yale University.  Prior to that he served as Associate Director at the DOE Joint Genome Institute, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Institute’s high-throughput production sequencing and genomics programs. Dr. Predki also spent four years at CuraGen Corporation. Dr. Predki did his post-doctoral training at Yale University, where he investigated protein engineering and protein biochemistry. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. Dr. Predki has published in a variety of high-profile journals, including Science, Nature and Cell.

Stefen Boehme
Stefen A. Boehme, PhD – Director of Molecular Technologies

Dr. Stefen Boehme has over 20 years of experience in the biotech and biopharma industry and has been involved in the development of multiple therapeutics for inflammatory and allergic diseases. Most recently at Axikin Pharmaceuticals, he used his expertise in molecular biology, protein engineering and enzymology to successfully advance several early stage programs through Phase I & II clinical trials. Dr. Boehme did his post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health, and his Ph.D. in Molecular Immunology at the University of Florida. Dr. Boehme has authored 38 research publications and one patent.