Business Advisers

Nicholas Siciliano, PhD

Dr. Siciliano co-founded Invisible Sentinel in 2006 and was the lead inventor of the Company’s Veriflow technology. In his role as CEO, he sets corporate strategy, including sales & marketing initiatives and the identification of strategic partnerships. He also continues to lead the R&D team, drawing on his more than 15 years of experience in microbiology, immunology, and assay development.

He is the honoree on the annual "40 under 40" list compiled by the Philadelphia Business Journal to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders. He’s also the awardee of 2015 Marcum/Smart CEO Innovator of the Year.

Miguel Castro, PhD

Mr. Miguel Castro is the Founder and CEO of Bio-Synthesis Inc., where he established scientific collaborations for nucleic acid based diagnostics and therapeutics, using new generation of nucleic acids analogs.

Mr. Castro is an expert in synthetic DNA chemistry. He worked with William Lunsford and Robert Letsinger on the original phosphite-triester chemistry. Under his leadership, Bio-Synthesis developed diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic applications of Branched Nucleic Acids BNA3’s, modified nucleic acids with better selectivity, binding and stability for si/mi/lnc RNA, antisense/clamping and many other life sciences applications. Mr. Castro’s many contributions aslo include applications of peptide chemistry in immunology proteomics, epigenomics etc., DNA identification, DNA diagnostics, and efficient and accurate diagnostic testing, which is based on both DNA and peptides methodologies.

Robin Sheldon, JD, MPIA

Ms. Sheldon is the Vice President of Innovation Management at Thomas Jefferson University. She is responsible for the oversight of the Jefferson Innovation Pillar’s daily operations, including the Jefferson Accelerator Zone. She evaluates the organization’s needs, competitor positioning and policies to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurism. She also teaches ethics of intellectual property.

Before joining the Innovation Pillar, Robin served as Associate University Counsel for Jefferson, a partner at Fox Rothschild helping entrepreneurs establish businesses, general counsel at, associate counsel at Sanchez Computers and counsel at SEI Investments.

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