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From enemy
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Watch the video and discover how Vyro is transforming the scourge of the Zika virus into revolutionary treatments.

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Our team is made up of professionals specialized in several areas who have the same mission: to create innovative treatments for the greatest challenges of human health.
We invite you to learn more about our team and see who is behind our success and efficiency.

Board of Directors

JORGE KALIL

JORGE KALIL

Member of the Board of Directors

Full Professor and Head of Clinical Immunology and Allergy at Medical School - University of São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 1995. He was director of the Butantan Institute, the largest vaccine manufacturer in Brazil, for six years (2011-2017). He is Doctor Honoris Causa by the Sorbonne Universités, Paris, and by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London FRCP. In 2022 he was ...

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KEITH OKAMOTO

KEITH OKAMOTO

Cofounder and Board Member

Full Professor at the University of Sao Paulo (USP) and Principal Researcher at The Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center (HUG-CELL) at USP, where he directs the Translational Genomics Laboratory since 2010. Using a multidisciplinary approach, his research has contributed to a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell self-renewal, differentiation, and contribution to the development of cancer.

GABRIEL BOTTOS

GABRIEL BOTTOS

Member of the Board of Directors

Gabriel graduated in production engineering at the University of Santa Catarina. Co-founder and CEO at Vesper Ventures SA, a biotech venture builder fund, where he participates at the board of several startups focused on therapies, diagnostics, agriculture and environment. Previously he co-founded companies such as Welle Laser SA, Exact Sales and GnTech. He is a member of Endeavor and Board of Trustees member at the Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Man...

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Scientific Advisory Board

MARCIA DE SOUZA LIMA

MARCIA DE SOUZA LIMA

Scientific Advisor

Marcia is an ophthalmologist with extensive experience in medical affairs and clinical development programs in the USA, Europe, and other global regions. More recently, she held the positions of Global Medical Affairs Head, Ophthalmology at Shire/Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Chief Medical Officer at Oculis SA, and Head, Medical Affairs of the Cell and Gene therapy business unit at Santen Pharmaceuticals. She has worked with startups and big pharmaceutical compani...

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CAROLINE CHAUL

CAROLINE CHAUL

Medical Advisor

Caroline Chaul, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellow of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, USA, is Medical Oncologist from USP with a specialization in Neuro-Oncology. Clinician Scientist and neuro-oncology head at DASA. She has extensive in clinical including brainstem glioma in pediatric, adolescent and young adult, recurrent glioblastoma, renal cell carcinoma, non-small Cells Lung Cancer and Low-dose metronomic chemotherapy in metastati...

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HARRY BULSTRODE

HARRY BULSTRODE

Scientific Advisor

Harry Bulstrode FRCS PhD is a Clinician Scientist and Consultant neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, specialising in stereotactic and functional surgery. His lab at the Wellcome MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (University of Cambridge) studies neural stem cells and their microenvironment interactions in brain development, cancer and neurodegeneration.

MAYANA ZATZ

MAYANA ZATZ

Co-founder and Scientific Advisor

Mayana Zatz is a Brazilian molecular biologist and geneticist, professor at the Department of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology at the Institute of Biosciences at the University of Sao Paulo (USP). She held the position of Dean of Research at USP from 2005 to 2009. Researcher in human genetics with contributions mainly in the field of neuromuscular diseases (muscular dystrophies, spastic paraplegias, amyotrophic lateral ese) in which she is a pioneer. Cu...

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Team

CAROLINI KAID, PHD

CAROLINI KAID, PHD

Cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer

Completing 10 years of research experience in the field of cancer biology and genetics. Graduated in Biological Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo (2012). She was the first author of the two breakthrough publications on preclinical studies with the oncolytic Zika virus. She continues to investigate alternative immunotherapies focusing on oncolytic viruses.

MAURICIO MEROS

MAURICIO MEROS

Chief of Operations

Mauricio Meros has a degree in Chemical Engineering, He has a 24 years of pharmaceutical and biological manufacturing, development, process and engineering, Former Director of the Division of Technological Development and Production of Instituto Butantan where he was also Director of the Division of Engineering and Architecture, President of the Brazilian Society of Contamination Control [SBCC].

GABRIELA NOVAES, PHD

GABRIELA NOVAES, PHD

Scientist, Oncology

Gabriela Novaes received her PhD from the school of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Sao Paulo. She is specialized in molecular oncology with a focus in microRNAs. Currently, Gabriela is the scientist responsible for preclinical in vitro tests that guarantee the safety and effectiveness of the products developed by Vyro Biotherapeutics.

GIOVANNA OLBERG, B.SC

GIOVANNA OLBERG, B.SC

Lab technician, Cell Biology

Giovanna Olberg is a Biologist, responsible for cell culture maintenance. She also acts as a laboratory manager working directly with the quality sector. She has experience in Human Genetics and Cell Biology at the Center for Research on Human Genome and Stem Cells (CEGH-CEL) at the University of São Paulo, where she worked as a technician in the project that seeks new therapeutic highs for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. She also has experien...

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PEDRO MACHADO

PEDRO MACHADO

Scientist, Vector Engineering, Biotechnologist

Pedro is responsible for the creation and development of strategies for gene therapy vectors employing the Zika virus. He’s also responsible for the execution of the oncolytic virus platform. Pedro graduated from the Federal University of Uberlandia with a bachelor's degree in biotechnology. He completed his scientific initiation in the fields of biochemistry, bioprocesses, and fermentative processes. While on exchange in Portugal, he worked as a researcher ...

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DIEGO MODOLO, PHD

DIEGO MODOLO, PHD

Scientist, Gene Therapy Vector Engineering

Diego Grando Modolo graduated in Biological Sciences and has a master’s degree and PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology from State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Diego has more than 17 years of experience in DNA vector design and recombinant protein expression, purification, and characterization. Since graduating, Diego has worked in DNA vector design and the production of recombinant proteins in plants and bacteria. As a Postdoctoral Researcher, Diego ...

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CARLA LONGO, PHD

CARLA LONGO, PHD

Scientist, Virology & Immunology

Carla Longo is a biologist graduated from the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), has a master's degree in Immunology from the same University, and doctorate degree in Immunology from the University of Sao Paulo. During her PhD, Carla studied neuro immunology and investigated how Zika virus infection impacts central nervous system development and causes severe neurological diseases. She also participated in studies with dengue virus. Then, she conduct...

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THAIS PERON

THAIS PERON

Scientist, Quality

Thais Peron has a master degree at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Sao Paulo, where she specialized in Plasmodium molecular genetics, with focus in drug discovery. Currently, Thais is the scientist responsible for quality management, assuring the excellence of the processes and products produced by Vyro Biotherapeutics.

CAROLINE LIMA, MSC

CAROLINE LIMA, MSC

Scientist, Molecular Biology

Caroline Lima, graduate in biomedicine and master’s degree in biotechnology with an emphasis on bioproducts and bioprocesses from the Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP). Her career began in scientific initiation during graduation, where she worked with cloning, expression of heterologous proteins and other recombinant DNA technologies. During her master's degree, she worked with conditional gene expression and IC50 methodologies. Currently, Caroline i...

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FLÁVIA SANTORO

FLÁVIA SANTORO

Marketing assistant

Biomedical Sciences undergraduate student at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Sao Paulo (ICB/USP). Co-founder of the Instagram account @ocienciaetal and co-founder of the 1st League of Scientific Communication at USP. Lecturer on immunology in 2 editions of USP-Escola, in 2021 and 2022. She is currently a marketing assistant at Vyro Biotherapeutics.

GABRIELA MINAMOTO

GABRIELA MINAMOTO

Administrative Assistant

Gabriela Minamoto began her career in 2017 during her foreign trade degree, where she worked for a few years in international trade working in the import processes of pharmaceutical inputs. She is currently a student of Economic Sciences and works in the purchasing and administrative sector at Vyro.

PATRICIA CALDERON

PATRICIA CALDERON

Public Relations (PR)

Journalist, businesswoman, and TV presenter. She has worked in major communication Brazilian companies such as Editora Abril, Folha de São Paulo, Rede TV, SBT, Record TV, and UOL. She is currently a presenter at Jovem Pan. Performs press office service in the areas of hospitality, tourism, gastronomy, sports, and health. Works with the planning and management of online and printed content and maintains a good part of its work dedicated to television journali...

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GUILHERME LESER

GUILHERME LESER

Institutional Relations (IR)

Guilherme Leser has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in portfolio management and partnerships. He began his career at MSD in 1995 and has since worked in various areas of the company in Brazil and internationally. Throughout his journey, he had the opportunity to build, lead, and collaborate with high-performance teams on strategic projects that have directly impacted the quality of life for significant segments of the popu...

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FABIANE HONÓRIO

FABIANE HONÓRIO

Laboratory Technician

Fabiane Honório is a Biologist, responsible for assisting in the management of the laboratory. Her career began in technical training after graduation, where she worked with food allergies at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). She has experience in clinical research and laboratory management.

LÍVIA RAMOS

LÍVIA RAMOS

Laboratory technician

Lívia is a biologist who graduated from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and is currently completing her master's degree in Molecular and Morphofunctional Biology with an emphasis on biochemistry at the same university. Since her undergraduate research project, she has been seeking to understand the molecular mechanisms of antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs in nervous cells, through proteomics and molecular tools. Currently, Lívia is responsib...

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