The future of biopharma started in a basement

We started with a question: What if there was a better way to create new medicines?

From a basement in Portland, we engineered E. coli, biopharma’s original host organism, to be an effective factory for complex human proteins. But we didn’t stop there.

We built our technology to enable better, faster, smarter biologic drug discovery and cell line development. We call it Integrated Drug Creation™.

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Ideas to Impact

Absci is unlocking the potential of next-generation biologics by harnessing deep learning AI and synthetic biology to explore a vast therapeutic sequence space inaccessible to conventional discovery methods.

Meet the Team

  • Leadership Team
  • Executive Leadership
  • Board of Directors
  • Scientific Advisory Board

Sean McClain

Founder, CEO & Director

Greg Schiffman, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Andreas Busch, PhD

Chief Innovation Officer

Sarah Korman, PhD, JD

Chief Legal Officer

Jack Gold

Chief Marketing Officer

Karin Wierinck

Chief People Officer

Wen Sha

Chief of Staff


Chief Morale Officer

Todd Bedrick, CPA

SVP, Chief Accounting Officer

Jonathan Eads, MS

SVP, Informatics

Jens Plassmeier, PhD

SVP, Synthetic Biology R&D

Thomas Wrona, PhD, JD

SVP, Intellectual Property

Joshua Meier

SVP, Chief AI Officer

Christine Lemke, PhD, DVM, MBA

Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Growth Strategy

Christian Stegmann, PhD, MBA

Senior Vice President, Drug Creation

Alexander Khan, CPA

VP, Finance & Investor Relations

Imad Ajjawi, PhD, MBA

VP, Business Development

Tom Cordaro

VP, Business Development

Daniele Biasci, PhD

Consulting VP, Immunology

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