WORLD CLASS LEADERSHIP

Arrogene is led by a highly trained and distinguished team of experts who have demonstrated success in the combined fields of research, medicine, biologics, neuroscience, and nanotechnology along with the specialized business development track record requisite for the launch of cutting-edge medical technologies.

Management

Larry A. Couture, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Couture’s recognized expertise–established over nearly three decades of work with experimental biologics, heavily focused on cell and gene therapies–includes organizational management, regulatory affairs, business development, process development, GMP manufacturing and clinical development.

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Julia Ljubimova, MD, PhD

Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Ljubimova directs the Nanomedicine Research Center in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery. She is also professor of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Sciences. Her main research interests are differential cancer gene expression as a tool for finding novel and early markers of cancer growth and development, and the design of new nanomedicine drugs against tumor targets.

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Eggehard Holler, PhD

Founder, Sr. VP Product Development & Biochemistry

Dr. Holler serves as Professor of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Dr. Holler’s internationally renowned research focuses on design, synthesis and characterization of novel nanoscale drug delivery systems based on polymalic acid.

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Alexander Ljubimova, PhD

Founder, Sr. VP Research

Dr. Alexander Ljubimov serves as Director of the Eye Program, Regenerative Medicine Institute, and as Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is also Professor of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Board of Directors

Jack Kavanaugh, MD, MBA

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Kavanaugh’s expertise has focused on the health and science technology sector, capitalizing on his background in medicine and business to lead mergers, acquisitions, turnarounds, and corporate strategic development and initiatives.

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Larry A. Couture, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dr. Couture’s recognized expertise–established over nearly three decades of work with experimental biologics, heavily focused on cell and gene therapies–includes organizational management, regulatory affairs, business development, process development, GMP manufacturing and clinical development.

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Julia Ljubimova, MD, PhD

Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Director

Dr. Ljubimova directs the Nanomedicine Research Center in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery. She is also professor of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Sciences. Her main research interests are differential cancer gene expression as a tool for finding novel and early markers of cancer growth and development, and the design of new nanomedicine drugs against tumor targets.

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Keith Black, MD

Founder, Director

Dr. Keith Black, Chairman and Professor of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai, is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and cancer researcher. He is the founding director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Cochran Brain Tumor Center at Cedars-Sinai.

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Maurizio Vecchione

Director

Mr. Vecchione serves as Senior Vice President of Global Good & Research of Intellectual Ventures, LLC, as well as the Managing Partner of Synthetica LLC, Investment Arm and Synthetica Capital Special Opportunities Fund.

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Robert M. Snukal

Director

Mr. Robert M. Snukal–President & Chief Executive Officer at National Quality Care, Inc., and Partner at SGS Productions, Inc.,has a long history of work in healthcare and the biotech field.

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James E. Hosch

Director

Mr. Hosch is currently the Executive Managing Director of Investment Banking at WestPark Capital, Inc.  He is a veteran investment banker with a wide range of expertise within the financial services arena.

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