NTx was founded on a common belief that the fundamental role of science is to improve life and benefit all humanity. This singular core value holds us all to a higher standard of science and a greater understanding of our role in the human experience on this planet.
Alexander Koglin, PhD
Alex received his PhD in biophysical chemistry from the University in Frankfurt/ Main, Germany. He was a Postdoc at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, and an Oppenheimer Fellow at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM. Alex focuses on bioinformatic analysis of natural product biosynthetic clusters. He eats scones and drinks coffee.
Michael Humbert, PhD
Michael received his PhD in biochemistry from the University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. He was a Research Fellow and Instructor at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, working on vaccine design and antibody development. In recent years, he developed diagnostic antibodies for blood tests. Michael is the barista of the lab.
Anthony Chilton, PhD
Chief Strategy Officer
Tony has spent over 20 years in senior leadership roles in drug development including contract service and innovative pharma companies, gaining operational and regulatory experience in Canada, US and Europe. Tony obtained his honors degree in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, UK and his PhD with the University of Hertfordshire. He also loves Formula 1 racing and Michael’s coffee.
Nicolas Call, BS
Nic graduated from Arizona State University with honors in 2019, with a degree in biochemistry. He worked as an intern for NTx for two summers before joining. He is a big fan of salsa, as long as it is spicy.
Jessica Binder, PhD
Dr. Jessica Binder received her PhD in Molecular Neuroscience from the University of New Mexico. She is a bioengineer with expertise in gene expression/regulation and protein/cell engineering. She loves off-road trucks, wrecking motorcycles, and sometimes drinks Michael’s coffee (as long as there’s creamer).
Hallie Rane, BS
Hallie received her BS in Biology from the University of New Mexico. Since then, she has worked in laboratories specializing in evolutionary biology, infectious disease, and biochemistry. She enjoys gardening on the weekends and drinking coffee after 3 pm.
Charlie Villanueva, BS
Charlie received his BS in biology and chemistry from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to joining NTx, he worked in R&D and commercialization of new products for a privately funded startup in Albuquerque. He is the company’s salad enthusiast (but gets lured into eating tacos a lot).
Grant Eliason, BS
Grant graduated with honors from the University of New Mexico in 2019 with a BS in biochemistry and biology. He specializes in molecular biology and previously worked in a molecular neuroscience lab. He enjoys pondering the great mysteries of the molecular world, along with mountain biking, climbing, and snowboarding in the mountains of New Mexico.
Rachel Gomez, PhD
Rachel received her BS in biochemistry from the University of New Mexico and a PhD in biochemistry from Stanford University. Her expertise is in protein science and cell biology. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and giving into her junk food cravings.
Salomon Alires, BS
Salomon received his BS degree in Biology from the University of New Mexico. He specializes in molecular biology and studied neuropathology from previous lab work. For recreation, Salomon enjoys snowboarding, running in local 10k races, and spending time with his family. Coffee is not really his cup of tea, nor is having a cup of tea (he secretly prefers his green smoothie).
Nicole Caimi, MS
Nicole received her MS in Biology from the University of New Mexico. She has a background in microbiology, ecology, and microbial sequence data analysis. She loves to swim, hike on the weekend, and have multiple cups of tea a day (but will drink coffee if the day calls for it).