Our Management Team
Our management team includes seasoned pharmaceutical entrepreneurs, business executives, and highly recognized scientists with extensive academic credentials and publications in autophagy.
Stuart Rose, PhD
Founder and Chairman
Stu is a seasoned entrepreneur with 40 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and supply chain industries. He has founded and/or managed several companies including Supply Chain Strategies International, Glenridge Pharmaceuticals, Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing, and Penik Corporation. He has held senior management positions at ICN (now Valeant Pharmaceuticals), Par Pharmaceuticals, and Lederle Laboratories, a division of American Cyanamid (now Pfizer). Stu is currently a director, investor, and advisor to several entrepreneurial companies in New Mexico (Agilvax, Azano Pharmaceuticals) and most recently, the founder and owner of The BioScience Center, New Mexico’s only science incubator devoted exclusively to biotechnology. Stu holds a PhD in chemistry from Wayne State University.
Mary J. Ortner, PhD, MBA
President & CEO
Mary is a molecular pharmacologist with 25 years industry experience in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and consulting. She was a research scientist at NIH (Environmental Biophysics) for six years before joining Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she worked in R&D and clinical research. She then co-founded MicroSource Discovery Systems, Inc. and served six years as its CEO. Mary was later Sr. Director of External Development at Shire Biologics and Director of Business Development at Inpharmatica, Ltd. She also helped establish the consulting group, BioXcel Corporation, as SVP, Business Development and Alliances. Mary holds a PhD from the University of Hawaii, an MS from the California State University, Los Angeles, and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.