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Happy International Women & Girls in Science Day!

We celebrate Invicro's talented group of scientists for their commitment to making strides and advances in drug discovery and development across the therapeutic spectrum.


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Sharon Ashworth 

Biology Operations Manager
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Amanda Bares

Ph.D. | Associate Director, Tissue Biomarkers

Education: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Cambridge

Years of Experience: 25+ years

Location:  Boston, MA

Dr. Gerhard Engel has over 20 years of experience building enterprise software for pharma and other science-based industries. Dr. Engel has a background in Computational Physics, Modeling & Simulations, Chemical Informatics and Laboratory Processes. Before joining Invicro, he headed up software R&D operations at BIOVIA/Dassault Systèmes and has contributed to over 30 scientific publications.

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Elizabeth Best

Medical Writer II
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Karen Briley

Ph.D. | Associate Director, Discovery Research
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Amy Cao

Senior Image Analysis Manager
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Rhea Chitalia

Ph.D. | Scientist I, Image Analysis
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Chantal de Bakker

Ph.D. | Scientist I, Image Analysis
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Natalie Ertl

Clinical Imaging Research Assistant
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Zhen Fan

Ph.D. | Senior PET Modeller
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Louise Fanchon

Ph.D. | Scientist II, Dosimetrist
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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

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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Devan Fleury

Senior Scientist, Pathology Image Analysis
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Alexandra Gouasmat

Ph.D. | Director, Radiochemistry
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Keryn Gresco

Associate Director, DPS, Image Analysis
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Victoria Hegedus

Analysis Manager
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Kelly Henry

Ph.D. | Scientist I, Discovery Research

Morgan Horner

Product Marketing Manager, Oncology
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Shianne Hunter

Analysis Manager



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Amira Hussein

Ph.D. | Senior Scientist, Discovery Research
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Jibi Josi

MS | Senior Product Manager I
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Amy Knorr

M.D., Ph.D. | Clinical Research Physician
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Yvonne Lewis

MSc | Senior Clinical Project Manager
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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.


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Madeline Marlett

Software Developer I Oncology, Image Analysis
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Gisela Montgomery

M.D., Ph.D. | Medical Director

M.D., Superior School of Health Sciences and 

University of Porto 

Ph.D. in Radiology (Breast Imaging), University of Utrecht 

Years of Experience: 8+ Years

Location: Boston, MA

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Meghan Pajonas

MBA, BSN | Director, Clinic Operations
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Natia Peradze

Ph.D. | Senior Scientist, Advanced Pathology Services
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Lily Porat

Imaging Data Analyst
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Claire Power

Scheduling Operations Manager
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Elizabeth Quenneville

Senior Director, Operations
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Allyson Randall

Senior Image Analyst
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Gaia Rizzo

Ph.D. | Associate Director, Oncology Image Analysis
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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 Roderiguez

CNMT | Vice President, Project Management
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Catarina Rua

Ph.D. | MR Physicist
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Christine Sandiego

Ph.D. | Senior Scientist, Translational Research
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Yvonne Shearley

Principal Study Coordinator
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Erin Snay

Associate Director, Imaging Services
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Isha Sodhi

Senior Project Coordinator Manager
Rachel Stewart

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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Pascale Sylvestre

QC & Analytical Chemistry Manager
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Sac-Pham Tang

Senior PET Biologist
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Jenn Tavares

Associate Director, Animal Care
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Renee Tschopp

MS | Senior Director, Project Management and Operations
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Solenne Valliant

Ph.D. | Senior Study Manager
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Xue Wang

Ph.D. | Senior Scientist, MRI
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Lisa Wells

Ph.D. | Head of Discovery Neuroscience Applications


Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology, University of Surrey

Years of Experience: 15+ Years

Location: London, UK

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