Meet our team

5AM’s investment professionals possess strong scientific, medical, operational, legal and financial expertise. Our complementary backgrounds provide us with a unique edge to find and shape life science portfolio companies.

Investment Team
  • Kush M Parmar, MD, PhD
    Managing Partner
  • Andy J. Schwab
    Managing Partner
  • David Allison, PhD
    Partner
  • Jamil M. Beg
    Partner
  • Mira Chaurushiya, PhD
    Partner
  • Brian Daniels, MD
    Partner
  • Rebecca Lucia, CFA
    Partner, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer
  • Deborah Palestrant, PhD
    Partner, Head of 4:59
  • Jessica Alfano, Esq.
    Corporate Counsel, 4:59 Initiative
  • Kamila Bajerski
    Fund Accounting Manager
  • Galya Blachman, PhD, Esq
    General Counsel / Chief Compliance Officer
  • Katie Bodner, PhD
    Analyst
  • Jacquelyn Brough, CPA
    Controller
  • John D. Diekman, PhD
    FOUNDING PARTNER
  • Britt Inga Emerson
    Investor Relations Manager
  • Max Farina, MD
    Associate
  • Mason Freeman, MD
    Venture Partner
  • Mark A. Gallop, PhD
    Venture Advisor
  • Russ Henspeter
    Fund Accounting Manager
  • Michelle Ho, PhD
    Associate
  • Peter S. Kim, PhD
    Venture Advisor
  • Michael P. Klein, MD
    Senior Associate
  • Jennifer Kozub
    Operations Coordinator and Executive Assistant
  • Pengpeng Li, PhD
    Associate
  • Shufen Lin, CPA
    Senior Fund Accountant
  • Denise Lyle
    Vice President, Human Resources
  • Vamsi Mootha, MD
    Venture Advisor
  • Henna Morani
    Office Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
  • Ivana Osuna
    Office Coordinator / Administrative Assistant
  • Scott M. Rocklage, PhD
    FOUNDING PARTNER
  • Kristi Romanowski
    Executive Assistant
  • Jason Ruth, PhD
    Principal
  • Mansi Shinde, PhD
    Operating Associate, 4:59 Initiative
  • Bryan Song
    Senior Accounting Manager
  • Paula Soteropoulos
    Strategic Advisor
  • Rathnam Venkat
    Analyst
  • Joseph J. Victor
    Venture Advisor
  • Jenny Wang, CPA
    Director, Tax
  • Mostafa Wassel, J.D.
    Paralegal
  • Jonathan Weissman, PhD
    Venture Advisor
  • James W. Young, PhD
    Venture Partner Emeritus
  • Lindsay Ziegler
    Compliance Manager