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The Team

Andy (Andiappan) Bala, MTech, MBA

Andy (Andiappan) Bala, MTech, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Strategic Technology Leader with expertise building high-performance global teams.
Demonstrated capabilities to identify and manage outcomes that impact customer centricity. Expertise in delivering on large outcome and complex projects.
Added significant value to a major Healthcare giant and startup firms. Held Leadership positions in Pharmaceutical, Technology and non-profit firms to lead strategic initiatives.

Education:

  • M. Tech (Computer Science and Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • MBA (Technology Management) – Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey
  • BE (Honors), Electronics and Communication Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
Dr. Vidhya Gopalakrishnan

Dr. Vidhya Gopalakrishnan

Board Member

Delphine Team is excited to communicate that Dr. Vidhya Gopalakrishnan has agreed to come on board as a member – Board of Advisors, with a focus on Scientific Initiatives to help the growth of Delphine Diagnostics Inc. Vidhya Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D., is currently Chief Development Officer at Retrotope Inc. She has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development and operations, having led various product development programs from preclinical through Phase 3 development and new drug application (NDA) submission. She has broad experience spanning various delivery platforms and therapeutic areas, including the central nervous system, kidney, and ophthalmology indications. Dr. Gopalakrishnan was most recently senior vice president, pharmaceutical development, at Quark Pharmaceuticals, a late clinical-stage company developing siRNA therapeutics. In this role, she built a CMC department and led drug development and manufacturing activities ranging from pre-IND and IND stages to NDA submissions. She also oversaw process validations in anticipation of product registration, as well as supply chain activities. Prior to Quark, she held various positions including SVP, R&D operations, at Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, where she was responsible for the strategy and development of Neuraltus’s clinical drug candidates for neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, she has previously held other leadership positions at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Aerogen, ALZA, and Cygnus. Dr. Gopalakrishnan received her Ph.D. in oligoribonucleotide synthesis and structural studies from National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, and her master’s degree in chemistry from IIT, Madras. She has held post-doctoral positions at Penn State University and Stanford University School of Medicine. Outside of her profession, Vidhya is a passionate yoga practitioner and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in yoga therapy offered by the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Jason Huang

Jason Huang

Program Manager

Jason Huang has joined Delphine Diagnostics Inc as Director of Program Management following consulting engagements at biopharmaceutical companies between 2019 and 2021.

Delphine Team is excited to have him join us at this startup stage when the product development of our second product is about to begin.

Jason served as director of continuous process improvement (CPI) at Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) between 2014 and 2018. He led a team executing projects/programs across the worldwide enterprise in all three sectors — pharmaceutical, medical devices, and consumer healthcare products. Before joining JNJ, Jason served as director of continuous improvement (CI) for a 350-person strategic business unit of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) LLC between 2013 and 2014.

From 2003 to 2013, Jason held a series of roles, including project manager, software development leader, and information technology program manager for corporate functions at Honeywell International Inc.

Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at Cornell University and a master’s degree in technology management at Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

Asli Cebe, SSM

Asli Cebe, SSM

Agile Scrum Master, Digital Marketing Specialist

Asli is a certified Agile Scrum Master and Digital Marketing Specialist based in Princeton, NJ.

She utilizes her multidimensional experience in a fusion of agile project management. Asli is committed to serve and guide, so the team becomes high-performing and continuously improving. She provides essential tips, technics, and strategies to establish, execute, and accomplish the team’s goals.

Her ethos is driven by bringing change, showing new ways of working on projects, and sustain meaningful collaborations.

She finds joy in connecting forces with the people to discover what their combined capabilities can yield. Throughout her career, she has worked with a wide array of global teams and brands.

Education:

  • Organizational Communication Courses, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
  • M.D. (Communication Sciences), Kocaeli University, Turkey
  • B.A. (Communication Sciences), Selcuk University, Turkey
Raja Duraisamy, ME

Raja Duraisamy, ME

Chief Data Officer

Accomplished Technology Leadership specialization in IoT/Data Analytics and Telecommunication domains with expertise building Centers of Excellence and leading next-generation product development for global markets.

Commercialized remote monitoring and management of plant health for large farms, and deploying solutions across Asia, Europe, and North America.

Delivered commercial roll-out of large telecom network projects in the APAC region, with commercial success stories.

Education:

  • M.E. (Computer Science), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
Naren Nayak, MTech, BTech

Naren Nayak, MTech, BTech

Senior Strategic Advisor

Naren Nayak is a strategic technology executive and leader with 35+ years of experience across a wide range of products and technologies. As a business owner he has provided services to several corporations in the U.S.A. including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, DirecTV, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Adobe, Marvell, Granite Construction, Reflektion, and Sabre. His international clients include ALS (Israel), Banamex (Mexico), Conavi Bank (Colombia), and Medmera (Sweden). Naren’s current interests are in technology areas related to education and healthcare.

Education:

  • M.Tech. (Computer Science), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
  • B.Tech. (Electronics), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
Mani Mariappa, MS

Mani Mariappa, MS

Business Mentor

Mani Mariappa is the Founder and Managing Director of a leading Microbiology Lab network called Micro Lab India. He is a Customer-Centric Leader, practices relentless improvement of Diagnostics outcomes using the latest technology solutions and innovative practices for the past four decades.

Mr. Mani is a highly accomplished professional, recognized by doctors and clinicians as one of the top experts in Clinical Microbiology.

He built an organization that excels in “customer-first approach” and provides exemplary service through sixty branches spread across five states in Southern India.

The MicroLab Organization emphasizes on detailed diagnosis to help avert Medical complications.

Several Education Institutions and business forums recognized his contributions, and the positive impact that Mr Mani made in South India region by honoring him with the Top Entrepreneur Award and spotlighting his performance many times.

Mr. Mani’s Organization believes in giving back to the society by providing scholarships from Dinesh Memorial Scientific Research Trust (DMT) to around 100 underprivileged students who aspire to study Medicine, Science or Engineering education.

As a business mentor for Delphine Diagnostics, Mr. Mani is steering the team towards best practices in Industry and International standards, while retaining the customer-centric approach at the core of the product or service offering.

Education:

  • M.S. (Clinical Microbiology), Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Isis Gonzalez

Student Scientist
Isis Gonzalez has joined Delphine Diagnostics as a Student Scientist in hopes of gaining experience in a professional environment and widening her lab experience as an assistant scientist for the company. As an aspiring pathologist, she knew Delphine’s vision would offer her perspective in the field and provide her with valuable professional skills.
She is currently a rising junior in a five-year track at the STEM program of Kean University. With a major in Molecular Biology (B.S.) and Biotechnology (M.A.),  She plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in pathology after completing her time at Kean. Isis’ background has allowed her to perform in different aspects of Delphine, and she hopes to be able to assist in any future challenges that could help the company grow.
Himanshu Bhatia MD, MBA

Himanshu Bhatia MD, MBA

Chief Medical Advisor

Over twenty years of experience in Research, Development, and Commercialization of medical devices.

Education:

  • MBA, University of Rochester, NY
  • MS (Biochemistry), University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • MD, BJ Medical College, Pune, India