Our Team

Oren Beske, Ph.D.

President

Malavika Ghosh, Ph.D.

Vice President, In Vivo Services

Steve Sherwood, Ph.D.

Director, Cell Biology

Robert Rodewald

VP, Sales & Marketing

Tim Myles

Director of Protein Science


 

Oren Beske, Ph.D.

Dr. Beske has greater than 25 years of cell biology and product development research experience. He has a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of California, San Francisco. Following a stint as a professor at San Francisco State University he joined Vitra Bioscience and led a team of scientists developing novel cell based assay technologies with applications in drug discovery and basic science research. Subsequently, he founded Rilato Bioscience (recently acquired) and COREX Scientific where he continues to serve in an advisory role. Dr. Beske has multiple patents and publications pertaining to cell biology, multiplexed assays, and small molecule drug discovery. Dr. Beske joined Aragen Bioscience in 2007 and is currently the President of the company.

Malavika Ghosh, Ph.D.

Dr. Ghosh has extensive expertise in molecular and cell biology studies ranging from discovery of novel disease related genes, gene expression profiling, functional studies on therapeutic targets to translation studies on animal models.  Prior to joining Aragen, she was a staff scientist at Celliance Corporation where she worked on autoimmune disease models and in vivo oncology models. Dr. Ghosh has several years of experience in the biotech industry including diaDexus, Inc. where she led the Gene Discovery Group in colon cancer in work which resulted in several patents in the field of oncology. Dr. Ghosh received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wyoming. Her postdoctoral research was in the field of hormone responsive breast cancer in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University where she was awarded several grants and was selected as a New Investigator by the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.

Robert Rodewald

Mr. Rodewald brings 20+ years of Sales and Marketing Management to the Aragen team, including CRO Sales, CRISP /Cas9 licensing, biotechnology hardware/reagent platforms, and fully-integrated analytical systems. Prior to joining Aragen, Mr. Rodewald most recently worked with Horizon Discovery on the West Coast; prior to that he managed the APAC Cell-Based Imaging business for IntelliCyt and PerkinElmer. He has also held technical sales and marketing positions at BectonDickinson and BeckmanCoulter. Mr. Rodewald received his AB Chemistry/Biology from Indiana University and an MBA from Georgia State University.

Steve Sherwood, Ph.D.

Dr. Sherwood has more than 25 years of academic and biotechnology research and development experience in positions encompassing preclinical and clinical cell biology research and product and technology development. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and subsequently held postdoctoral positions at The University of Michigan and Stanford University. Following Senior Staff Scientist positions in the Departments of Biology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford, he became Section Leader in Tissue Culture at Geron Inc., Head of Research Cytometry at Genentech, Section Leader in Cytometry at Molecular Probes, Staff Scientist at Genencor International and Sr. Staff Scientist at Applied Biosystems. He has a wide range of research interests in Cell Biology. Specific interests include mammalian cell cycle controls in cancer and immune cells and optical methods for cellular analysis.

Tim Myles, Ph.D.

Dr. Myles is an experienced protein biochemist with over 20 years experience in academia and biotech/pharma. He obtained his Ph.D in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of Cambridge and has held postdoctoral positions at Novartis (FMI) and Stanford University. He has worked as a senior scientist at Stanford University, Genesis Research and Development Corporation, Maxygen Inc, and Perseid Therapeutics encompassing protein biochemistry, enzymology/binding kinetics and assay development. He recently left Bayer Healthcare where he was a project leader responsible for three translational research and development programs for procoagulant therapy (hemophilia & acute bleeding) and hemoglobinopathies (sickle cell anaemia & beta-thalassemia), managed as in vitro assay group and was the global project team preclinical research lead for BayVII. Dr. Myles has extensive theoretical and technical expertise in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, assay development and PD/biomarker assay development. He has published extensively and an invited speaker for several international symposia.