Meet The Team
Advisors & Mentors
Lisa C. Rohan, PhD
Lisa is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Pittsburgh, Magee Women's Research Institute with 30 years of pharmaceutical product development, specializing in vaginal delivery systems.
Regine’s work at the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research is revolutionizing how men and women prevent unwanted pregnancies. In August, the FDA approved Annovera, a single vaginal ring that is inserted and removed painlessly by the patient and provides a full year of birth control. Now Sitruk-Ware is leading research into male birth control: a daily gel for men to lower sperm count and prevent pregnancy.
Gregory S. Kopf
Greg is the Director, Research and Development, Contraceptive Technology Innovation at FHI 360. Prior to this position he was AVP of Contraception at Wyeth (now Pfizer). At Wyeth, his group was searching for potential novel targets for non-hormonal contraception. He also served as an adjunct professor of OB/GYN at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His academic research interests focused on signal transduction in gamete activation, fertilization, and preimplantation embryo development.
Joe was the primary technical founder of hardware/software startup OQO which entered the Guinness Book of World Records for building the smallest full-featured PC. His experience spans from biotech research to electronics design. Very experienced in invention, prosecution and monetization of intellectual property, he has over 80 Patents granted and pending in fields ranging from biophysics and safety systems to antennas, thermal systems, user interfaces and analog electronics. He has written numerous peer-reviewed publications in fields such as biophysics, genetics, electronics and robotics. Joe holds a Harvard A.B., MIT S.M. and Caltech research fellowship.