Russell G. Greig, Ph.D

Chairman of the Board

Russell G. Greig, Ph.D. worked at GlaxoSmithKline for three decades, most recently as President of SR One, GlaxoSmithKline’s corporate venture group. Prior to joining SR One, he served as President of GlaxoSmithKline’s Pharmaceuticals International from 2003 to 2008 as well as on the GlaxoSmithKline corporate executive team. Currently, Dr. Greig serves as Chairman of Merus and MedEye Solutions in the Netherlands, eTheRNA in Belgium, Sanifit in Spain and Horama in France He was previously Chairman of Ablynx in Belgium (acquired by Sanofi, France), Isconova in Sweden (acquired by Novavax, United States), Novagali in France (acquired by Santen, Japan) and Syntaxin in the United Kingdom (acquired by Ipsen, France), as well as board member of TiGenix in Belgium (acquired by Takeda, Japan).

Jesse Goodman, MD, MPH


Jesse Goodman, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Director of the Center on Medical Product Access, Safety and Stewardship which focuses on science and policy to address public health needs including antimicrobial resistance. He is Attending Physician in Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University, Washington DC Veterans Administration and Walter Reed Medical Centers. He previously was Chief Scientist and Deputy Commissioner for Science and Public Health of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), also serving as part of the government’s senior leadership for the 2009 influenza pandemic and other major public health responses and for the 2010 White House Medical Countermeasure Review. Prior to that, he directed FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) and before that, as Senior Advisor to the FDA Commissioner, co-chaired the U.S. Task Force to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. Previously he was Professor of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Minnesota, where his laboratory isolated A. phagocytophilum, the causative agent of human granulocytic anaplasmosis. He has served on various CDC, NIH, DOD, CEPI and WHO Advisory Committees and serves on the Boards of the US Pharmacopeia, GSK and Intellia Therapeutics. He has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Jonathan Leff


Jonathan Leff is a Partner on the Therapeutics team at Deerfield and Chairman of the Deerfield Institute, and joined the Firm in 2013. He focuses on venture capital and structured investments in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Prior to Deerfield, for more than sixteen years, Mr. Leff was with Warburg Pincus, where he led the firm’s investment efforts in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. He is a member of the Boards of several public and private healthcare companies as well as several not-for-profit organizations, including the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation and the Columbia University Medical Center Board of Advisors, and has previously served as a director of the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration. Mr. Leff has also been active in public policy discussions related to healthcare and medical innovation. He previously served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), where he led NVCA’s life sciences industry efforts as Chair of NVCA’s Medical Innovation and Competitiveness Coalition (NVCA-MedIC), and also previously served on the Board of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. Mr. Leff holds an A.B. from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and an M.S. in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University.

Greg Merril


Mr. Greg Merril is a serial life-science entrepreneur, recognized by Ernst & Young as a regional Entrepreneur of the Year winner. He has served as Chair of several international phage therapy conferences. As prior founding CEO of Immersion Medical (NASDQ: IMMR) he led the creation of the world’s first commercially successful virtual reality surgical training simulators resulting in a company that was one of Maryland’s fastest revenue growth technology firms for four consecutive years. IMMR had peak market capitalization of over $1 billion. Greg has been recognized as a TEDMED Innovation Scholar for his work developing and commercializing head impact sensor technology to address the issue of sports-related traumatic brain injury.

During his career Greg’s product developed efforts have been recognized twice as Innovation of the Year by the Consumer Electronic Association (CEA)/ Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Other awards have included the 2015 International Sports Technology Award for Best Wearable Technology, and his previous company was selected as a Wall Street Journal Startup Company of the Year.

Alan Moses, MD


Alan Moses, M.D., was co-founder and co-director of the Clinical Investigator Training Program at Beth Israel Deaconess-Harvard Medical School-MIT. Dr. Moses served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. He was appointed Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Over the course of 14 years at Novo Nordisk, Dr. Moses served in multiple roles, rising to the position of Senior Vice President and Global Chief Medical Officer. During his tenure there, Dr. Moses provided medical support to regulatory filings for the approval of 11 successful Novo Nordisk products. Dr. Moses earned his M.D. from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, worked at the National Institutes of Health and completed subspecialty clinical training in Endocrinology at Tufts New England Medical Center.

Jonathan Eitan Solomon

CEO and Board Member

Prior to his role in BiomX, Mr. Solomon was a co-founder, president, and CEO of ProClara (formerly NeuroPhage), which is pioneering an approach to treating neurodegenerative diseases. Under his leadership, the company raised more than $100 million and launched an ongoing clinical trial related to Alzheimer’s disease. Prior to that, he was selected to participate in the elite Israeli Defense Forces ‘Talpiot’ program, graduated as class valedictorian, and served for 10 years in a classified military unit. Mr. Solomon holds a B.Sc. magna cum laude in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University, an M.Sc. summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, and an M.B.A. with honors from the Harvard Business School.

Edward L. Williams


Mr. Williams is a well-recognized, senior global life sciences executive with extensive boardroom and commercial operations experience. He most recently served as a Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Ascendis Pharma, Inc. (“Ascendis”), and previously as their interim U.S. Chief Commercial Officer overseeing the preparation for its first product launch. Before joining Ascendis, Mr. Williams held key leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of biopharmaceuticals at Novo Nordisk Inc., where he managed the biotechnology business for the U.S. in three therapeutic areas. Mr. Williams also served as the Vice President of Sales in the Respiratory and Dermatology Business Unit at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and held numerous sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility for more than 20 years at Pharmacia & Upjohn Company, which was acquired by Pfizer in 2002.

Mr. Williams currently serves on the board of directors of BioAtla Inc. and on the Advisory Board to the President and CEO of Basic Supply Company, Inc. Mr. Williams earned his B.S. in biology and chemistry from Marshall University.

Susan Blum


Ms. Blum is the Chief Financial Officer of Melinta Therapeutics, LLC. (“Melinta”), a company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for acute and life-threatening illnesses. She joined Melinta in 2016 as the company’s Controller, and then served as Vice President of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer prior to being appointed to the CFO position in 2021. Prior to joining Melinta, Ms. Blum served as Corporate Controller at Textura Corporation from 2013 to 2016, supporting the company’s IPO and transformation into a publicly-traded organization. Ms. Blum also served in leadership roles at Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) from 2011 to 2013 and at Facet Biotech Corporation and PDL BioPharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDLI) from 2004 to 2010, where she was responsible for such functions as external reporting and related compliance, technical accounting and internal controls over financial reporting. Ms. Blum began her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young, where she spent nearly seven years working with a diverse client base ranging from large, public international engagements to development-stage enterprises. Ms. Blum is a Certified Public Accountant, currently serves as a member of the BioNJ Cybersecurity Committee and holds a B.S. in Business Commerce from Santa Clara University.