Our Team

For the first time, we’re empowering biotech entrepreneurs with unique financing options — enabling them to surpass their inflection points and develop important treatments for patients.

Our company culture is built upon a foundation of teamwork, creativity, inclusiveness, and innovation, fostering an environment where all ideas are valued and collaboration is encouraged to drive meaningful impact and positive change. At Vibe Bio, we believe in enabling high potential drugs to reach inflection points with targeted financing.

‍If you’re low-ego, mission-driven, people-first, and ready to roll up your sleeves, we want to meet you.

Alok Tayi, Ph.D.


Alok has 15 years of experience as a scientist and 12 as a serial entrepreneur. After completing postdoctoral work at Harvard University with George Whitesides, Alok started two pharma SaaS companies, PreScouter and TetraScience, which employ several hundred people combined and have more than four hundred customers. He also launched and led the life sciences division of Egnyte, a cloud content governance company based in California, and grew the business to a 60-person team and eight-figure run rate.

Alok founded Vibe Bio after his daughter was hospitalized at birth and he learned first-hand that the biggest obstacle to developing treatments isn’t finding potential therapies — it’s funding them. Vibe Bio is helping patients in similar situations overcome that obstacle by scaling the development of treatments for rare disorders sustainably for the first time. He holds a B.S. from Cornell and a Ph.D. from Northwestern, both in Materials Science & Engineering.

Kristen Schultz


Kristen is responsible for the day-to-day functions of Vibe Bio as the Manager of Operations. She is a scientist with over 15 years of experience overseeing and managing chemistry and microbiology laboratories. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry & Oceanography from Old Dominion University and a Master of Marine Resources Management from Texas A&M.

Pericles Calias


Dr. Calias brings over 25 years of biopharmaceutical experience in pharmaceutical development across the drug and device sectors of healthcare. His strengths include pre-clinical, clinical development, CMC and global regulatory submissions. Dr. Calias has extensive experience in CNS and neurology as well as rare diseases. He has a strong track record in compound development and pipeline progression, as well as building research and development organizations.  

He has held a variety of executive R&D positions at Revolo Biotherapeutics, Cerecor, Sucampo, Shire HGT, and Genzyme.

Dr. Calias is a co-founder of ETC Consulting, Chairman of the Board for Zea Biosciences, a member of the editorial board for Drug Delivery and Translational Research and a NIH Ad Hoc Reviewer: ETTN-A (11) Small Business panel on Drug Discovery for Aging, Neuropsychiatric and Neurological Disorders. He obtained his Ph.D. in Bio-Organic Chemistry from Tufts University and his B.S. in biology from Suffolk University.

Christina Wong


Andy Birch


Andy Birch is a product lead with experience driving consumer and B2B design and strategy across a range of industries, including healthtech, fintech, and AI/ML. Before Vibe Bio, Andy was at Ribbon, where they lead design for the Financial Products team, and Loyal, where they built NLP and conversational interface tools. They hold a B.A. in Design from the University of San Francisco.

Ray Dogum


Ray Dogum is a community builder with project management experience in healthcare tech and delivering telehealth solutions. He is an industry engagement manager working closely with our marketing team. Prior to Vibe Bio, he was at Equideum Health and previously Amwell, MIT. He holds a M.S. in Information Systems, MBA from Questrom Boston University with a focus on digital health technology, and graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Magali Hickey


Magali is an expert consultant in CMC and drug development, offering over 21 years of experience in neuropsychiatry, metabolic disorders, and oncology. Her expertise spans preclinical research to commercial launch, focusing on drug delivery, formulation, and process development. She has led teams to advance various dosage forms and collaborated on high-profile brands like Aristada® and Vumerity®. Magali holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Brandeis University and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing, any donates woodworking projects to charitable organizations.

Sean Ho


Sean is a Senior Software Engineer with experience building consumer and B2B products in startups across a range of industries, including real estate, fintech, crypto and AI/ML. Before Vibe Bio, Sean was at Ribbon, where he led engineering for the Closing team, and the Financial Gym, where he built internal interface tools. He holds a B.A. in Media Studies from Queens College.

Michelle Deery


Michelle assists the team in day-to-day company tasks. She is a highly organized individual with great communication and interpersonal skills. She has 8 years of experience in administration.

Scientific Advisory Board

Sir Fraser Stoddart, PhD

Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern UniversityNobel Laureate, Chemistry 2016

Yael Weiss

CEO at Mahzi Therapeutics

Samuel Stupp, PhD

Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, and Medicine, Northwestern University

Kanya Ranjagam, MD PhD

Chief Medical & Development Officer, Senti Bio

Board of Directors

John Keilty

Venture Partner
Third Rock Ventures

Alok Tayi, PhD

CEO & Founder
Vibe Bio

Open Positions

Vibe Bio is a remote first, fast growing company with new job postings added on a regular basis. We welcome applications from talented people ready to build a community committed to identifying promising treatments to rare diseases and empowering patient communities with unprecedented ownership over the process.

Don’t see a role that matches your skills, but want to work with us anyway? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact: [email protected]