Scientific Advisory Board

Amy Salem, Ph.D.

Current: Associate Director Animal Welfare Operations and Training at Merck

Previous: Associate Director Regulatory Affairs, University of Pennsylvania.

Board Member: Amy’s scientific career and experience in research animal welfare bring the unique perspective of how lab software systems need to work with animal care workflows, and regulatory compliance.

Tushar Menon, Ph.D.

Current: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Program and Portfolio Management | Genetic / Nucleic Acid Therapies

Previous: Postdoctoral Fellow, Salk Institute for Biomedical Studies

Board Member: Tushar brings a deep scientific background, extensive experience in managing a portfolio of assets at Vertex, and advisory experience in the startup community to RockStep’s advisory board. His current work with the Nex3 accelerator in San Diego ensures that he has his fingers on the pulse of the startup community.