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Floyd E. Bloom, M.D.
Chairman, Chief Scientific Officer and Founding Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Bloom is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of Science, the world's premier journal of scientific thought and discovery, and the Chairman of the Department of Neuropharmacology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. A member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1977, he is the recipient of numerous prizes for his contributions to science, including the Janssen Award in the Basic Sciences and the Pasarow Award in Neuropsychiatry. He has also been named a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a member of the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bloom's more than 600 publications include the seminal work: The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology.

Brian S. Hilbush, Ph.D.
Director of TOGA Technology

Dr. Hilbush directs Neurome’s TOGA® Technology group, which is responsible for executing genomics and gene expression-based research protocols for drug target discovery.  Dr. Hilbush formerly served as Vice President of Discovery Biology at Digital Gene Technologies, Inc., where he led molecular biology, robotics and bioinformatics teams for DGT’s TOGA® operations.  Dr. Hilbush was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of James I. Morgan at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology.  He received his B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

David D. Lo, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Vaccine Technology

Dr. Lo is responsible for the development of Neurome’s new vaccine technology for targeted, receptor-mediated delivery of oral vaccines.  Previously, Dr. Lo was Vice President of Integrative Biology at Digital Gene Technologies, Inc., where he began the studies comprising Neurome’s Vaccine Technology program.  Prior to this, he held the position of Associate Professor in the Immunology Department at The Scripps Research Institute where he served on the faculty for ten years.  Dr. Lo has published over 120 papers on immune system development and regulation, and is on the Editorial Board of the journals Cellular Immunology and Current Immunology Reviews.  He is also Member, Developmental Immunology, at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology.  Dr. Lo received his B.A. in Biology from Haverford College and his M.D. and Ph.D. (Genetics) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Christina M. Madrid, SPHR
Director of Human Resources

Ms. Madrid is responsible for managing the human resource department, including organization development, training, compensation and benefits, and employment planning. Ms. Madrid is the former vice president of human resources at Digital Gene Technologies. Prior to her positions in human resources, Ms. Madrid was an executive manager at a Los Angeles law firm. In addition to a bachelor's degree in business management, Ms. Madrid holds certificates in human resource management from the University of California, San Diego, College of Extended Studies, and Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).


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