With over 320 years of combined experience, our dedicated team of experts support sponsor's through every drug phase by providing scientific expertise, innovative solutions and operational excellence.



Justin Albani

Senior Director, Imaging Services

Education:  Bachelor's of Science in Natural Science; Nuclear Medicine Technology, Worcester State College

Years of Experience: 11+ years

Location: New Haven, CT



Brendan Cook

Associate Director, Discovery Research Operations

Denise Ferraiolo

Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Southern CT State University

Years of Experience: 20+  years

Location: New Haven, CT

Ms. Denise Ferraiolo has 20+ years of experience in the clinical imaging space, managing Ph 1-3 clinical imaging trials with a focus in CNS/Neurodegeneration. Specifically, she has spent her career growing with the industry, guiding imaging operations through new innovations.

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Ciara Finucane

Ciara Finucane

Vice President, Discovery & Preclinical Services

Education: Master’s Degree in Forensic Science, King’s College London

Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology, Trinity College

Years of Experience: 15+ years

Location: London, UK

Ms. Ciara Finucane joined Invicro in January 2013 and specializes in nuclear techniques, including the evaluation of molecular targets for radionuclide-mediated diagnosis and therapy of cancer. With over 15 years of experience, her area of expertise is in preclinical SPECT and PET imaging and includes work with academia and pharmaceutical industry in the design, execution, and project management of nuclear imaging studies.

Ms. Finucane received her honors degree in Natural Sciences, in Physiology from Trinity College, Dublin and her Master of Science in Forensic Sciences from Kings College London. Prior to Invicro, Ms. Finucane was at the Bart’s Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London in the Center for Molecular Imaging to develop cancer therapeutic and imaging agents.

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Edward Hogan

Chief Operating Officer

Education: Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Tufts University

Years of Experience: 28+ years

Location:  Boston, MA

Mr. Ed Hogan has over twenty-eight years of experience in clinical research, managing and executing phase I-IV imaging trials in both the pharmaceutical and CRO space. He brings more than nineteen years of experience in managing clinical operations, including extensive experience in building and leading global cross-functional operations teams, including project, image, data and reader management.

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Brian Howard

Vice President, Technical and Data Operations

Education: Master of Science Information Technology, Quinnipiac University

Years of Experience: 25+ years

Location: New Haven, CT

Mr. Brian Howard has over twenty years of experience in Life Science with concentrations in drug discovery and clinical trials. He spent ten of those years applying technical solutions to optimize image analysis, systems validation, blind reads and data management systems. 


Joseph Jahr

Director, Technical Operations

Education: B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Southern Connecticut State University

Years of Experience: 15+ years

Location: New Haven, CT


Dustin Kentala

Director, Scientific Services

Education: M.Sc. in Pharmacology, Michigan State University

Years of Experience: 16+ years

Location:  Boston, MA

Mr. Dustin Kentala has been working in the CRO industry for 16 years with 11 years as an imaging scientist, study director, or above specializing in in vivo imaging techniques such as: PET, SPECT, and CT. In addition, his graduate research focused on ocular drug delivery and pharmacology with specific experience evaluating AAV-mediated gene delivery for inherited retinal diseases.


Kyle LoPresto

Senior Manager I, Reader Management
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Morgan Lyon

Senior Director, Discovery Research Operations

Education: M.S. in Medical Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Years of Experience: 10+ years

Location: Boston, MA

Ms. Morgan Lyon leads operations and study management for Discovery Research at Invicro. After completing a graduate program in Medical Physics at Georgia Tech, she continued her training in nuclear medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and earned a certificate in Nuclear Medicine Physics from the American Board of Radiology. Her research experience in SPECT instrumentation and reconstruction has spanned a variety of therapeutic areas in the pre-clinical and clinical setting.



Michael Maker

Senior Program Manager II, Image Analysis

Education: Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Leadership, Northeastern University

Years of Experience: 11+ years

Location: Boston, MA

Mr. Michael Maker leads the Project Management teams across Software and Image Analysis. Previously, Mr. Maker worked in big pharma in preclinical, translational and clinical imaging labs.


Meghan Pajonas

Director, Clinic Operations

Jan Passchier

Ph.D. | Executive Vice President, Global Head of Laboratories and Clinics

Education: Ph.D. in PET Radiochemistry, Groningen University

Years of Experience: 20+ years

Location: London, UK

Dr. Jan Passchier is an expert in radiochemistry applied to imaging and drug development. Dr. Passchier completed a Ph.D. in PET radiochemistry from Groningen University prior to moving to GlaxoSmithKline where he worked closely with project teams to identify and develop novel tool compounds for a large variety of cns, metabolic and respiratory indications.

Dr. Passchier played a significant role in the design and realization of the GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Imaging Centre where he headed the chemistry group. Following the spin-out of the center to Imanova Ltd, now part of Invicro, he took on the overall operational responsibility for the business.

Dr. Passchier has a keen interest and deep understanding of the application of molecular imaging to disease understanding and drug development.

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Elizabeth Quenneville

Senior Director, Operations

Fiona Roberts

Vice President, Site Operations- UK

Education: Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Radiations, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Years of Experience:  25+ years

Location:  London, UK

Ms. Fiona Roberts has over 24 years of experience in the molecular imaging field, and provides site leadership and oversight of all operational activities at the Invicro facility in London.

Ms. Roberts joined Invicro London (formerly Imanova) in 2015 as Clinical Operations Manager overseeing the delivery of imaging studies in support of clinical research. Prior to Invicro, Ms. Roberts held key commercial clinical operations roles at Alliance Medical and HCA International in London.  Previously, Ms. Roberts held instrumental roles at Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia and Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Trust London, where she gained her clinical SPECT and PET imaging experience.

Ms. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Radiations from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. 

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Beth Rodriguez

CNMT | Vice President, Project Management

Rachel Stewart

Ph.D. | Senior Director, Discovery Research

Education: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Years of Experience: 8+ years

Location: Boston, MA

Dr. Rachel Stewart's background is in musculoskeletal and rare disease imaging and orthopedic biomechanics.

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Renee Tschopp

M.S. | Senior Director, Project Management and Operations