Management Team

Leadership and expertise in both technology and business growth
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Kevin Ness, PhD

CEO
Kevin specializes in rapidly commercializing early stage ideas into successful ventures. He has extensive experience in the innovation, development, and launch of novel technologies to develop new paradigms to measure complex biological information at unprecedented resolution. He previously co-founded QuantaLife and then 10x Genomics, helping bring to the world ddPCR, Linked-Read sequencing, and massively parallel single cell solutions. As a mechanical engineer, he is a true tool builder at heart, and has committed his life to building the best-in-class tools, chemistries and software for biologists.
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Ryan T Gill PhD

CSO, Founder
Ryan is a co-founder of Muse bio and has established his career at the forefront of developing new genome engineering technologies. He has founded multiple successful technology start-ups across a broad application space. Ryan brings a strong background in corporate strategy, technology development, and intellectual property. Ryan was a key inventor of Muse bio’s foundational technology, which was developed at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he is the Slade Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering and Executive Director of the BioDesign Center at the RAS Energy Institute. Ryan’s academic research focus bridges metabolic engineering and synthetic biology with a particular emphasis on the development of new engineering tools and technologies.
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Tanya Lipscomb PhD

CTO, VP R&D, Founder
Tanya is a co-founder of Muse bio. She is an expert at managing complex technical programs and building high-performance teams. She has a proven track record of delivering success against cross-functional engineering projects, including multi-million dollar efforts focused on cost competitive biochemical production. Prior to Muse bio, Tanya oversaw the Metabolic Engineering and Genomics efforts at OPXBIO and was a key inventor on the core R&D innovation.
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Erik Warneke

VP Finance
Erik has an extensive financial and accounting background spanning fifteen years and specializes in turning complex financial data into meaningful information for effecting decision making. He has built high-performing teams to provide robust, effective analysis and reporting at each step in his career. His expertise includes financing, controls and compliance, finance and treasury management, SEC and financial reporting and investor relations. Prior to Muse bio, Erik served as Controller at Metropolitan Merchant Capital and played a senior financial reporting role during ZAYO’s IPO in 2014. Erik began his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young. He earned B.S. degrees in Accounting and Finance at Indiana University-Bloomington and his CPA certification in 2002.
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Joey Money PhD

VP Corporate Development
Joey specializes in building value for both companies and customers through product commercialization and the structuring, negotiating and execution of win-win licensing and partnering deals. She brings a broad experience in strategy and business case development in both small and multinational companies across the chemical, bio-pharma and biotechnology industries. She started her career in R&D as a chemist at Amoco Chemical Company.