About Us

Arkuda is comprised of passionate and experienced team members who are dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by neurodegenerative disease. Armed with deep expertise in biology and the ability to understand the root cause of disease, we are discovering medicines with the potential to positively change the trajectory of neurodegeneration.

Gerhard Koenig


Co-founder, President and CEO

Betsy Kassler,

Senior Director, Human Resources

Raymond Hurst, PhD,

Senior Vice President, Discovery

Mike Esposito, MSF,

Vice President, Finance

Anna-Maria Alves, MS,

Associate Scientist

Jean Francois Blain

Jean-François Blain, PhD,

Vice President, Neurobiology

Angela Chen

Angela Chen, MS,

Scientist II

Veronika Heil,

Associate Scientist

Shawna Henry, PhD,

Scientist I

Christopher Holler

Christopher Holler, PhD,

Principal Scientist

Deliwe Jalbert, MBA,

Executive Assistant

Jim Lanter, PhD,

Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry

Ingrid Ochoa,

Lab/Facility Manager

Denise Peters,

Accounting Controller

John Ross, MS, RLATG, DSP, DABT,

Associate Director, Toxicology

Mary Wozniak,

Senior Research Associate