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Richard J. Kang, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Richard J. Kang, Ph.D.

Dr. Kang has served as NeuroBo’s President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2020 and has been a member of NeuroBo’s board of directors since July 2017. Dr. Kang also served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NeuroBo from April 2018 to February 2019, after which he continued to serve as a consultant. Prior to NeuroBo, he was Co-President and Chief Executive Officer of NeoImmuneTech, Inc., a biotechnology company developing T cell-centered novel immunotherapeutics. Earlier, from January 2013 to February 2019, Dr. Kang served as President and Chief Executive Officer of JK BioPharma Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Kang earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology from The University of Edinburgh, a M.S. in Plant Molecular Genetics from Seoul National University, and a B.S. in Horticultural Science from Seoul National University.

Akash Bakshi
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Akash Bakshi
Mr. Bakshi has served as NeuroBo’s Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and a member of NeuroBo’s board of directors since January 2021. Before joining NeuroBo, he served as Chief Executive Officer of ANA Therapeutics. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of YourChoice Therapeutics, a private Y Combinator backed startup developing non-hormonal contraceptives. Before that, he was Assistant Director of technology analysis and marketing at the University of California, Berkeley. Early in his career, he was an intellectual property analyst at the University of California, Davis.

Mr. Bakshi earned a B.S. in biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego and a M.S. in Biotechnology from University of Queensland, Australia.
Andrew Bartynski, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Andrew Bartynski
Dr. Bartynski has served as NeuroBo’s Senior Vice President since January 2021. Before joining NeuroBo, he was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at ANA Therapeutics. Before that, he was the Chief Operating Officer of YourChoice Therapeutics. Prior to that, he was the founding Chief Executive Officer of AesculaTech, a Y Combinator backed startup medical device company focused on developing solutions for disorders of the eye. Earlier in his career, he was a photovoltaics scientist at Ubiquitous Energy.

Dr. Bartynski earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
 
Nadja Mannowetz, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Nadja Mannowetz

Dr. Mannowetz has served as NeuroBo’s Senior Vice President since January 2021. Before joining NeuroBo, she served as Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of ANA Therapeutics. Before that, she was Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of YourChoice Therapeutics, a Y Combinator backed startup, where she developed the fundamental technology for non-hormonal contraceptives. Earlier in her career, Dr. Mannowetz was an assistant project scientist at the University of California, Berkeley and the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Dr. Mannowetz earned her Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology from Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany.