Executive Team

Robert Cain

EVP / Chief Strategy Officer

Robert Cain

Robert Cain is an MBA with background in investment banking, IPOs and pharmaceuticals, and experience in strategy, finance and business development for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. He holds a B.A. from Harvard and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Dockins

Chief Operating Officer

Tim Dockins

Tim Dockins is a polyglot programmer with an emphasis on complex data manipulation and visualization. He has an extensive background in several specialty areas including predictive modeling, machine learning and pattern classification, UI design and implementation, data science, and program management. Tim received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the same university where he studies intelligent systems and machine learning.

Technical Team

Bob D'Agostino, M.Sc.

Director, Machine Learning

Bob D'Agostino

Bob D'Agostino leads the ML/AI platform development. He has over 15 years of experience leading/implementing scientific computing projects for a variety of industries and applications, including drug discovery, defense, chemical detection, semiconductors, and the automotive industry. He has a B.S. in Physics from Syracuse University and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

W. Ken Fang, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Drug Discovery

W. Ken Fang, Ph.D.

A research scientist with over 20 years of experience of designing new innovative drugs for treating neuropathic pain, CNS diseases, inflammation, ocular and skin diseases. Dr. Fang has comprehensive expertise in small molecule HTS hit identification, lead generation, and optimization based on target selectivity, ADME, toxicology, preclinical safety, and in vivo pharmacology. He has extensive experience in parallel synthesis techniques, and broad experience in preparation of patent applications and publication manuscripts with over 52 patents.

Ashley Meyer, M.Sc.

Principal Informatics Scientist

Ashley Meyer, M.Sc.

Ashley Meyer acquired her B.S. in Biology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), and her M.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Evolutionary Ecology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). Her varied specialties include bacterial culturing and testing, radio telemetry, transmitter and PIT tagging, and collection and curation of morphometric data for invertebrates. Meyer served as an instructor of Microbiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology at ULM and Pulaski Technical College.
AshleyFlory

Ashley Flory, M.Sc.

Senior Informatics Scientist

Ashley Flory, M.SC.

Ashley acquired her B.S. in Forensic Chemistry from the Arkansas State University (ASU) and her M.S. in Biology. As an Informatics Scientist, Ashley Flory is responsible for researching, annotating, and otherwise curating data for training machine learning models. She draws upon her background in biology research to lead the team in exploring new areas for translational studies.

Iva Stoyanova-Slavova, Ph.D.

Principal Computational Chemist

Iva Stoyanova-Slavova, Ph.D.

As a principal computational chemist, Iva is responsible for computational modeling on various activity endpoints including human-level toxicities and efficacies. She works directly with machine learning experts to develop tools for discovering toxicophores and pharmacophores. Dr. Slavova’s expertise makes her a leader in developing the processes and technologies utilized at Spektron.

Administrative Team

Jessica Heidrich, B.SC.

Executive Administrative Assistant

Jessica Heidrich, B.SC.

Ms. Heidrich is both executive assistant, personnel/human resource manager, as well as administrative lead for accounts payable, payroll, and other duties. Additionally, Jessica works with the informatics team conducting data curation and research alongside Ashley Meyer and Ashley Flory.