Kenny K. Ablordeppey, MS

Kenny Ablordeppey serves as the Laboratory Supervisor and Project Manager at DiamiR. Prior to joining DiamiR, he was the Project Manager for Assay Development at Interpace Biosciences. From 2017 to 2021, he managed the completion of product development, validation, and launch of molecular diagnostic tests for thyroid malignancy. He has a M.S in Molecular and … Continued

Michael Kiefer, PhD

Michael Kiefer serves as Director of Research & Development at DiamiR. Dr. Kiefer has extensive molecular biology and assay development experience working primarily in start-up and early development biotech companies. From 2001 to 2016, Dr. Kiefer worked as a Senior Scientist at Genomic Health Inc. He led a research group that pioneered the development of … Continued

Gyanendra Kumar, PhD

Gyanendra Kumar is DiamiR’s VP Assay Development. Dr. Kumar is an accomplished research & development leader, with experience in leading CLIA facility operations. Dr. Kumar has 20+ years of experience in the development of technologies for molecular diagnostic and other applications. Prior to joining DiamiR, he was VP of Assay Development at Interpace Biosciences. From … Continued

Samuil Umansky, MD, PhD, Dr Sci

Samuil Umansky is DiamiR’s Co-Founder and CSO. Dr. Umansky is an experienced biotech entrepreneur and inventor. Previously, Dr. Umansky co-founded and served as the Chief Scientific Officer and President of Xenomics (now Cardiff Oncology; NASDAQ: CRDF), where he and his colleagues developed the cell-free transrenal nucleic acids technology for detection and monitoring of various cancers. … Continued

Fred Knechtel, MBA

Mr. Knechtel has over 35 years of finance and operations experience in the life sciences, chemical, metals recycling, automotive, and aerospace industries. He is accomplished at preparing private companies for public listings, leading IPO processes, leading mergers and acquisitions, and fundraising, including initial public and rights offerings, private investment, preferred instruments, PIPEs, and debt. Currently … Continued

Alidad Mireskandari, PhD, MBA

Dr. Mireskandari has over 12 years of life sciences industry experience with a focus on molecular diagnostic test development and commercialization, including regulatory and reimbursement expertise. Dr. Mireskandari most recently served as Chief Development Officer of Interpace Biosciences, and prior to that as President & CEO of JS Genetics. From 2000 to 2009, Dr. Mireskandari … Continued

Kira Sheinerman, PhD, MBA

Kira Sheinerman is DiamiR’s Co-Founder and Executive Director. Dr. Sheinerman also serves as a Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking at H.C. Wainwright & Co., where she works on financial and strategic transactions for growth life sciences companies. Previously, she was a Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Banking at Rodman & Renshaw. Prior to investment banking, … Continued