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
  • Jamil M. Beg
  • Brian Daniels, MD
  • Rebecca Lucia, CFA
    Partner, Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer
  • Deborah Palestrant, PhD
    Partner; Executive Chair, 4:59 Initiative
  • Anna Yaeger
    Partner and Head of Public Equities
  • Jessica Alfano, Esq.
    Director of Operations and Senior Corporate Counsel, 4:59 Initiative
  • Kamila Bajerski
    Assistant Controller
  • Galya Blachman, PhD, Esq
    General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer; COO, 4:59 Initiative
  • Jacquelyn Brough, CPA
    Vice President, Finance
  • Brian Chow, PhD
    Senior Associate
  • Kevin Corsini Rosewood
    Office Manager and Administrative Assistant
  • John D. Diekman, PhD
  • Britt Inga Emerson
    Investor Relations Manager
  • Max Farina, MD
  • Russ Henspeter
    Assistant Controller
  • Michelle Ho, PhD
    Operating Principal
  • Peter S. Kim, PhD
    Venture Advisor
  • Michael P. Klein, MD
  • Jennifer Kozub
    Operations Manager and Executive Assistant
  • June H. Lee, MD FACCP
    Venture Partner
  • Elliott Levy, MD
    Venture Partner
  • Joe Loscalzo, MD, PhD
    Venture Advisor
  • Denise Lyle
    Vice President, Human Resources
  • Chrisoula Markoulakis
    Executive Assistant
  • Vamsi Mootha, MD
    Venture Advisor
  • Bella Nittolo
    Office Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
  • Kori Rahaim
    Vice President, Head of People, 4:59 Initiative
  • Scott M. Rocklage, PhD
  • Paula Soteropoulos
    Venture Partner
  • Katie Bodner Spielberg, PhD
  • Arthur Tzianabos, PhD
    Venture Partner
  • Joseph J. Victor
    Venture Advisor
  • Jenny Wang, CPA
    Director, Tax
  • Mostafa Wassel, J.D.
    Paralegal II
  • Jonathan Weissman, PhD
    Venture Advisor
  • Gloria Wu, MD., PhD
  • Lindsay Ziegler
    Compliance Manager