Praveen Nair, Ph.D. - Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Nair has extensive leadership experience in biobanking, translational research and drug discovery. Through previous leadership roles at Molecular Response and Asellus Therapeutics, he has supported biobanking, ex vivo and in vitro research for multiple pharmaceutical clients. Dr. Nair has established, maintained and transitioned multiple biorepositories, and he has established and coordinated IRB-approved tissue collections for translational studies and biobanking. Dr. Nair has also provided key scientific leadership and research support for multiple wholly-owned preclinical and drug discovery programs.
Dennis Garland, M.S. - VP, Head of Operations
Mr. Garland has over a decade of operational leadership experience. He is an eight-year U.S. Navy veteran, where he held advancing leadership roles in operational readiness and human resources. After completing his undergraduate and masters degrees, Mr. Garland provided scientific and operational leadership for two biorepositories and multiple preclinical drug discovery programs. He has been instrumental in building out R&D and biorepository capabilities at BioArkive.
Thomas Barr, B.S., M.L.T. (ASCP) - VP, Head of Business Development
Mr. Barr has over twenty-five years of experience in hospital, medical research and academic environments. While in previous leadership roles at Nationwide Children's Hospital he directed clinical, laboratory and informatics staff responsible for supporting national and international clinical trials managed by the Biopathology Center in Columbus Ohio. Mr. Barr has also provided key informatics and operations leadership in the development and support of the Virtual Imaging for Pathology, Education & Research (VIPER) software application used to establish electronic pathology evaluation in large programs including the Children's Oncology Group, Gynecologic Oncology Group now part of NRG, SWOG and the Biospecimen Core Resource for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) program.