Leadership Team

Louise Grubb
CEO and Founder

Louise Grubb is a serial life science entrepreneur and inventor. She previously founded NutriScience, which develops, manufactures, and markets novel veterinary nutraceuticals, a business that was acquired by Swedencare in 2009. She is founder and Chairperson of Q1 Scientific, a stability storage solutions provider for the life science industry. A graduate of Trinity College, Louise holds a BSc and MBS and Chairs the board of Tangent, Trinity College Dublin’s entrepreneurship and innovation hub. From concept through to commercialisation Louise has a track record in delivering innovative, life science products and services, holding several publications and patents.


Tom Brennan

Tom previously co-founded speciality oncology company EirGen Pharma in 2005. The company developed and commercialised a portfolio of product from their FDA approved facility in Ireland. EirGen were acquired by OPKO Health Inc in 2015. Tom is also Chairman of speciality women’s health company, Shorla Pharma. He has a background in Pharmaceutical Development and Quality. Tom holds an M.Sc and an MBA. He is a Chartered Director and a Qualified Person and also holds a number of pharmaceutical patents.

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Georgina Carpendale
Chief Financial Officer

Georgina, a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over 12 years’ experience in finance and accounting; has operated at C-Suite level in medical device companies, including an ASX listed tech company and has experience in business development, strategic planning, capital raising, structuring strategic partnership opportunities and collaborations internationally.

Dr. Liam Byrne
Head of Technical and Business Development

Liam holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and is a Chartered Chemist with extensive Business Development experience from his more than 15 years industry experience at senior leadership level in the life sciences industry. Liam has managed teams in Quality Control, Analytical Development and Pharmaceutical Product Development as well as Business Development. He has delivered multiple technically challenging projects from both an R&D and commercialisation perspective. Liam has co-authored a number patents and in 2020, was nominated as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry based on his extensive career achievements to date.

Dr. Susan Kennedy
Regulatory Affairs Manager

Susan has over 12 years’ experience in academic and translational research environments. Having obtained a PhD in cardiac research from UCD, Susan moved into the oncology field on an international colorectal cancer research project and has numerous peer reviewed publications. Susan has consulted with pharmaceutical companies and academic collaborators in the preparation of key scientific documents including the preparation of regulatory documents for submission to FDA and writing scientific manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals.

Libby Flynn
Accounting & Admin assistant

Libby has recently completed her Bachelor of Business Studies honours degree from Waterford Institute of Technology. Libby graduated with second class honours. Libby’s specialty stream for her degree was accounting. As part of her degree Libby served 6 months in PwC on work placement in the tax department.

Dr. Stuart Fitzgerald
Chief Technology Officer

Stuart, a qualified veterinarian, spent over 15 years in companion animal practice in the UK and Ireland. He has worked in pharmaceutical development, as well as managing human and veterinary clinical trials activities. He brings knowledge in the science and economics of companion animal medicine, and experience in aligning clinical and regulatory approaches to new product development.

Serenia Horgan
Head of Quality Assurance

Serenia, is a Qualified Person as per EU Directive 2001/83, with more than 11 years experience leading Quality Assurance and Quality Operations functions in several multinational pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies including Abbott, AbbVie and OPKO, where she managed quality functions for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Oral Solid Dosage Forms and Medical Devices for global markets. She brings a track record of quality excellence and a wealth of practical experience in quality management and customer services as well as a history of implementing and improving quality management systems. Serenia has led numerous FDA and EU health authority inspections throughout her career.

Mena Fitzgerald
Office Manager

Mena has over 17 years’ experience as an executive assistant from her previous roles with consumer healthcare company GSK in Dungarvan and call centre Talk Talk. Mena lives with her husband Bari, 4 children and boxer dog in a beautiful part of Co. Waterford.

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Gemma Kennedy
Head of Clinical Assurance

Gemma has over 16 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical sector including 10 years with Sanofi where she held key roles in Quality, Regulatory and HR. She holds a first-class honours degree in Chemistry and a Specialist Diploma in Regulatory Affairs.

Sarah O'Connor
Head of Commercial Operations

Sarah has over 12 years’ international project management experience spanning complex multi-cultural teams and holds a Commerce degree from University College Cork. Sarah was Country Programme Manager of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Ireland for six years and holds a green belt in innovation engineering and a Leadership diploma with Ingenium and the University of Limerick.

Aisling Farrell
Clinical Research Associate

Aisling is a qualified pharmacist and a graduate of the School of Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin. She has a broad range of experience working the last 7 years as a pharmacist in community, hospital, policy development and industry roles. She holds a Masters in Health Economics from the National University of Ireland Galway as well as a NFQ Level 8 qualification in Clinical Research Coordination. She brings a strong level of clinical and pharmacological background knowledge as well as a solid understanding of the activities required along the drug development pathway.

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Scientific Advisory Board

Katie Tolbert

Dr. Tolbert is a leading authority on small animal gastroenterology. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University, she also practices as a Clinical Veterinarian in North Carolina State University and is a Veterinary Practice Logistics Liaison to The Dog Aging Project: Funded by the United States National Institute on Aging.


Matt R. Kaeberlein

Dr. Kaeberlein is recognized internationally for his research on the biological mechanisms of healthy aging. He is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Washington School of Medicine where he directs the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute, the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program and the NIH Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. Dr. Kaeberlein is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Aging Association (AGE), and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Dr. Kaeberlein is Co-Director of the Dog Aging Project.


Dean Carolyn J Henry

Dr. Henry was named Dean of the University of Missouri (MU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in February 2018 after serving as Interim Dean for six months. She is a tenured Full Professor with dual appointments at the CVM and the School of Medicine. She earned her DVM at Auburn University (1990) and practiced small animal and emergency medicine before completing an oncology residency/MS (DACVIM ’94). Henry served on the faculty at Washington State University from 1993 to 1997 before accepting a position at MU in 1997 to develop the oncology service.