Core Team


Arun Anand

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Anand completed his MD at the University of Calgary and residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Ottawa. He has previously worked at General Electric Corporate Finance and has been involved in various other entrepreneurial ventures. He is presently one of Canada’s youngest specialist physicians.


Andrew Roberts

Co-Founder, Chief scientific Officer

Dr. Roberts obtained dual degrees in evolutionary biology and public health while being a three-time all Canadian varsity athlete at the University of New Brunswick. He went on to complete his master’s degree in exercise physiology before pursuing medical school. He completed his Anesthesiology residency at the University of Ottawa, where he was the Chief Resident. He is currently department Chief of Anesthesiology at The Moncton Hospital and an Assistant Professor at both Dalhousie University and Université de Sherbrooke.


Rishi Anand

Senior vice president, Head of Operations

Mr. Anand obtained his bachelor of applied science in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has held various management and technical roles in the semiconductor industry and has been a key architect in the design of several advanced digital signal processing algorithms. He has expertise in project management, operational planning and IT infrastructure deployment.


Karina Ng

Senior vice president, Head of business development

Ms. Ng completed her MBA at INSEAD and bachelor of applied science in electrical engineering at the University of Waterloo. She has held various positions at McKinsey & Company and Barclays Capital. She is currently head of strategic planning at Sandoz, a division of Novartis, for the Asia-Pacific region. She has extensive management and technical experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector.


Michael Pollak

Translational research

Dr. Pollak is a world-renowned research oncologist, having published over 450 research papers, with more than 27,000 citations and an H-index of 94. His 1998 publication in Science is one of the most cited Canadian contributions in cancer literature. Dr. Pollak is Research Chair in Medical Oncology at McGill University and Director of Cancer Prevention at the Segal Cancer Centre.


Wayne Klohs

Preclinical planning

Dr. Klohs is an industry veteran, having held various senior pharma positions, with over thirty-five years of industry experience. He has held the position of Senior Vice President and Global Therapeutic Head for Oncology at Astellas Pharma Inc.  And prior to this has held the positions of Head of Oncology, Clinical Sciences at Takeda Global R&D and Executive Director of Oncology Drug Development at Pfizer Inc.


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