Our People

Our People


Daniel Weaver

Top 3 Skills:

  • Scientific Computing and bioinformatics systems – Business Analyst and Project Manager, for most R&DIS systems ranging from target identification through lead discovery/optimization and into Phase 2 clinical trials.
  • Bioinformatics – employing existing tools to drive bioinformatics, particularly in the context of new target identification and biomarker discovery.  Particular focus and experience with oncology-related problems and tools (e.g. CCLE, TCGA, caBioPortal, etc.).
  • R&DIS strategy and management – needs assessment and gap analysis, project roadmap and strategy planning, recruitment and hiring planning, budget and justification creation and defense, management mentoring and development.  
    • 14+ years of direct experience running all aspects of pharmaceutical drug discovery, drug development, clinical trial informatics and translational medicine.
    • 20+ years of experience in software development and project management, primarily for life science industries.

Joey Azofeifa

Top 3 Skills:

  • Computational Biology  Extensive experience in next generation sequencing and multi-omics data integration. I value a close collaboration between biologists and computer scientists to build holistic mathematical models of the underlying disease, therapy, or biology.
  •  Machine Learning  I’ve worked closely with Bayesian graphical models, hidden Markov models, Gaussian and non-exponential family mixture models, and neural network architecture design.
  • Statistical Modeling  Power analysis and study design, multiple hypothesis correction techniques, general linear and mixed models, differential expression analysis, and probabilistic network analysis.

Chris Davies

Top 3 Skills:

  • Large-scale highly multiplexed primer/probe design, for various PCR-based target amplification strategies, microarray, CRISPR etc. Optimization, informed by molecualar biology, protein/DNA interaction and sequencing data, for highly specific oligos, low off-target, pipeline speed. 
  • Bioinformatics: Data Analysis, Algorithm development, DNA sequencing and NGS data analysis, On-line databases, Oracle/Postgres database design, Molecular Biology, Genome Biology, Repetitive elements, Genetics.
  • Algorithm/bioinformatics pipeline development, programming, software, and software engineer group management.

Mitch Smith

Top 3 Skills:

  • Systems engineering and architecture.
  • Research and Development IT – domain and systems knowledge of systems that support pharmaceutical R&D, from chemical library generation, lead discovery, lead optimization, pre-clinical develop. Implemented numerous solutions from Dotmatics and PerkinElmer.
  • Clinical and Translational ID – domain and systems knowledge of systems that support GxP studies, regulatory filings, clinical trial planning and operations (EDC, CDMW, CTMS, site management, payments, targeted SDV, clinical supply fulfillment, etc.). Extensive Medidata and Veeva system knowledge through implementing and configuring numerous solutions.

Kirk DeLisle

Top 3 Skills:

  • Cheminformatics, Molecular Modeling, Computational Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics, Proteomics
  • Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning