Join the transformation

Join the transformation

What Antheia means to us

Our cross-functional team shares a vision for the future: improved pharmaceutical supply chains that can end drug shortages and drive equitable access to essential medicines. As a team, we aim to embody a culture that celebrates diversity, prioritizes knowledge sharing, encourages exploration and ideation, challenges constructively, and supports individuals in their professional and personal journeys. At Antheia, you can expect to be inspired by the science, by your teammates, and by the opportunity we have to bring about change in the pharmaceutical industry.

A career at Antheia means working collaboratively, passionately, and tirelessly toward a better future.

Transparency

Solving big problems requires full transparency and trust across our teams – the same should be expected from our supply chains.

Responsibility & accountability

We are accountable to each other and our goals, which drives a culture of integrity and raises the bar for what we can achieve together.

Teaching & learning

Antheia was born out of academia, so a commitment to education is in our DNA – we lift each other and our industry up to reach new heights.
  • Transparency

    To us, a career at Antheia means working collaboratively, passionately, and tirelessly toward a better future.

  • Responsibility & accountability

    We are accountable to each other and our goals, which drives a culture of integrity and raises the bar for what we can achieve together.

  • Teaching & learning

    Antheia was born out of academia, so a commitment to education is in our DNA – we lift each other and our industry up to reach new heights.

  • Caring

    Our people always come first, which means we lead with empathy, equity, and inclusion at our core.

  • Determination

    We are fiercely committed to our mission and are collectively driven to improving the world through better pharmaceutical supply chains.

Caring

Our people always come first, which means we lead with empathy, equity, and inclusion at our core.

Determination

We are fiercely committed to our mission and are collectively driven to improving the world through better pharmaceutical supply chains.

Benefits

Benefits

Competitive compensation

Competitive salaries, performance bonuses, and equity opportunities.

Healthcare

High-quality medical, vision, and dental insurance and mental health services.

Time off

Generous vacation days, sick days, and parental leave.

Wellness

Onsite gym, monthly team lunches, electric vehicle charging, and Bay Area shuttle service.

Industry-leading facilities

State of the art lab facilities and equipment with pilot plant capabilities coming.

Continual learning

Opportunities for continued professional training and development.

Competitive compensation

Competitive salaries, performance bonuses, and equity opportunities.

Healthcare

High-quality medical, vision, and dental insurance and mental health services.

Time off

Generous vacation days, sick days, and parental leave.

Wellness

Onsite gym, monthly team lunches, electric vehicle charging, and Bay Area shuttle service.

Industry-leading facilities

State of the art lab facilities and equipment with pilot plant capabilities coming.

Continual learning

Opportunities for continued professional training and development.

Life at Antheia

Hear from our people

Chief People Officer

I’m lucky to work with people from every department and support their individual growth at Antheia. Every day, I see how dedicated everyone is to our mission to ensure equitable access to critical medicines and it’s a joy to work with such driven individuals. As head of people, I’m always striving to help our people achieve their highest aspirations, both professionally and personally.

Heidi Pucel

Fermentation Research Associate III

I started on the lab ops team and transitioned to a role in fermentation where I’m constantly honing my technical skills, including data analysis and experiment design. I was drawn to Antheia by the mission-driven team and our culture of continuous learning, which has allowed me to grow professionally, take on new challenges and deliver creative solutions.

Cat Cleto

Head of Biology

I was employee #1 at Antheia and have had the unique opportunity to see the company evolve from its earliest days in 2016. Our leadership has intentionally built a trusting and transparent working environment that attracts both brilliant and compassionate people. I feel fortunate to work with this team and take pride in all that we’ve accomplished together.

Ken Takeoka

Bioanalytics Research Associate

I was inspired to join Antheia because of the company’s clear vision and the impact our team can have. As a part of the bioanalytics team, I always feel that my contributions are respected and that my voice brings value to Antheia’s long-term goals. It’s a collaborative atmosphere that empowers me to leverage my expertise in analytical chemistry and learn new skills.

Pablo Maravilla


Principal Scientist, DSP

Prior to joining Antheia, I worked in academia for over a decade on small molecule purification and drug discovery from plant and microbial organisms. Antheia is taking this same type of work to a commercial setting where it has the potential to revolutionize pharma. Working together to solve new challenges is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.

Chunshun Li

VP of Supply Chain

The deep level of collaboration across our teams is truly unique for the industry. Antheia has managed to eliminate departmental silos and has established cross-functional collaboration as a core part of our operating model, which has allowed us to rapidly move from R&D into a commercial setting. This nimble, team-first mindset is critical for continuing to achieve our goals.

Guerin Kob

Hear from our people

  • Heidi Pucel Headshot

    I’m lucky to work with people from every department and support their individual growth at Antheia. Every day, I see how dedicated everyone is to our mission to ensure equitable access to critical medicines and it’s a joy to work with such driven individuals. As head of people, I’m always striving to help our people achieve their highest aspirations, both professionally and personally.

    Heidi Pucel
    Chief People Officer
  • Cat Cleto Headshot

    I started on the lab ops team and transitioned to a role in fermentation where I’m constantly honing my technical skills, including data analysis and experiment design. I was drawn to Antheia by the mission-driven team and our culture of continuous learning, which has allowed me to grow professionally, take on new challenges, and deliver creative solutions.

    Cat Cleto
    Fermentation Research Associate III
  • Cat Cleto Headshot

    I was employee #1 at Antheia and have had the unique opportunity to see the company evolve from its earliest days in 2016. Our leadership has intentionally built a trusting and transparent working environment that attracts both brilliant and compassionate people. I feel fortunate to work with this team and take pride in all that we’ve accomplished together.

    Ken Takeoka
    Head of Biology
  • Pablo Maravilla Headshot

    I was inspired to join Antheia because of the company’s clear vision and the impact our team can have. As a part of the bioanalytics team, I always feel that my contributions are respected and that my voice brings value to Antheia’s long-term goals. It’s a collaborative atmosphere that empowers me to leverage my expertise in analytical chemistry and learn new skills.

    Pablo Maravilla
    Bioanalytics Research Associate
  • Chunshun Li Headshot

    Prior to joining Antheia, I worked in academia for over a decade on small molecule purification and drug discovery from plant and microbial organisms. Antheia is taking this same type of work to a commercial setting where it has the potential to revolutionize pharma. Working together to solve new challenges is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.

    Chunshun Li
    Principal Scientist, DSP
  • Guerin Kob Headshot

    The deep level of collaboration across our teams is truly unique for the industry. Antheia has managed to eliminate departmental silos and has established cross-functional collaboration as a core part of our operating model, which has allowed us to rapidly move from R&D into a commercial setting. This nimble, team-first mindset is critical for continuing to achieve our goals.

    Guerin Kob
    Head of Supply Chain

Check out our open roles

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Appropriate regulatory submissions will be prepared and submitted to support Antheia’s customers who need to reference and access necessary process-related information.

Yihui Zhu, PhD

Head of Fermentation

Yihui leads the fermentation team at Antheia. With over 25 years of hands-on experience in the field, he brings in-depth knowledge and expertise in microbial metabolism and fermentation process development. He is also skilled in developing comprehensive fermentation data collection, analysis, and visualization systems. Prior to joining Antheia, he served as a fermentation lead at Intrexon and Codexis where he successfully built fermentation labs and teams and led multiple biofuel and biochemical projects to reach stretch milestones and tech transfer. Yihui is passionate about the potential of fermentation and is dedicated to advancing the field through innovative research and development.

Yen-Hsiang Wang, PhD

Head of Strategy, Partnerships, and Finance

Yen-Hsiang leads strategy, partnerships and finance at Antheia. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering at Stanford, with extensive research experience in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering and computational modeling. Before joining Antheia, he worked at McKinsey and Tencent with a strong focus in corporate strategy and big data/advanced analytics. At Tencent, he served as Director of Strategy and Business Development for the AI Lab, leading corporate initiatives in healthcare AI/ML applications and commercialization. He also served in AI4H (Artificial Intelligence for Health), a collaboration between WHO and ITU, to establish global standards for AI in healthcare.

Audrey Wang

Head of Financial Planning and Analysis

Audrey leads financial planning and analysis at Antheia. With an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Audrey is passionate about leveraging financial analysis, digital technology, and data analytics to guide companies in making optimal investments and strategic business decisions. Audrey has a decade of experience in helping companies solve unique problems and creating long-term impact with unconventional approaches. Before joining Antheia, she was at Vir Biotechnology and Merck where she led various FP&A workstreams, including investment valuation, asset prioritization, and manufacturing sites operation finance support. Audrey completed CFA Level II and passed the U.S. CPA exam in 2011.

Antonij Tjahjadi, CPA

Head of Accounting

Antonij Tjahjadi leads accounting at Antheia and holds active CPA license. He joined Antheia with more than 20 years of experience in corporate accounting, bringing deep expertise in ramping up accounting operations for start-up companies, SEC reporting/technical accounting, and SOX implementation efforts. Before joining Antheia, he held various leading roles in both public and private company settings, including directing accounting functions at Ambys Medicines, where he successfully implemented Netsuite with Point Purchasing integration and set up various accounting policies and processes, and played a key role in the initial public offering of Nutanix, Inc.

Ken Takeoka

Head of Biology

Ken leads the Biology team at Antheia, which incorporates both strain and protein engineering functions. He has more than 16 years of experience in the synthetic biology field, working with leading companies, including Amyris and Novartis. One of his passions is molecular biology tool development and he previously worked to build the foundation for the automated strain engineering pipeline at Amyris. At Novartis, he modernized the molecular biology techniques and established a platform to model mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in a range of organisms.

Suzanne Sato

Head of Downstream Processing

Suzy leads downstream chemistry processes at Antheia. She has 19 years of experience in process development, including route development through synthetic chemistry and scale-up of small molecule APIs for GPCR targets under cGMP for Phase I-III trials. Before joining Antheia, Suzy led a full DSP team at Amyris where she successfully pivoted developments from biofuels hydrocarbon products to pharmaceutical intermediate, flavor, fragrance and nutraceutical products. She led a team that scaled 11 products and took five products to commercial manufacturing.

Farrah Pulce, PMP

Head of Project Management

Farrah leads program and project management at Antheia. She has over 20 years of experience leading program and project management, operations, and engineering for companies across the CPG, aerospace, and automotive industries. Prior to joining Antheia, Farrah implemented and led the sustaining program management team at Impossible Foods. She also led product operations, project management, and cost optimization at Blue Bottle Coffee and Tyson Foods to develop and commercialize new products. As a certified project management professional (PMP), Farrah has a proven record of successful project delivery, improving project management practices, and building collaborative teams.

Jordyn Lee

Head of Communications

Jordyn leads communications and external affairs at Antheia. She brings a decade of multidisciplinary communications experience in helping companies make complex science and technology accessible to broad audiences, all while maintaining technical accuracy and integrity. She has a passion for visionary storytelling and translating impact across the entire communications ecosystem – her work has spanned from public relations to corporate communications to marketing. Jordyn has served as an advisor to a number of different life sciences companies and most recently led corporate communications at Amyris.

Ben Kotopka, PhD

Head of Data Science

As Head of Data Science at Antheia, Ben manages in-house software development and external partnerships for storing and interpreting research data, executing bioinformatics analyses, and streamlining business processes. Prior to Antheia, Ben worked as an academic researcher at the intersection of machine learning, bioinformatics, and synthetic biology. Following this, as an entrepreneur and consultant, he developed and deployed data science solutions for biotechnology applications ranging from metabolomics-driven compound discovery to MRI segmentation.

Guerin Kob

Head of Supply Chain

Guerin is responsible for leading the design, development, management and improvement of Antheia’s end-to-end global supply chain. He has over 15 years of experience leading high-performing supply chain and procurement teams at leading biotechnology and specialty chemical companies, with extensive experience in process development and end-to-end supply chain optimization. Prior to joining Antheia, Guerin served as Senior Director of Global Supply Chain for Sumitomo Chemical’s biotechnology division with Valent Biosciences, where he led the end-to end supply chain including procurement, logistics and distribution, integrated business planning, materials management, customer service, and supply planning functions globally.

Pavel Aronov, PhD

Head of Bioanalytics

Pavel leads the Bioanalytics team at Antheia. He has 20 years of experience in analytical and clinical chemistry, mass spectrometry, chromatography, and metabolomics. Pavel built and led the original Chemistry and Analytics team at Impossible Foods enabling strain development, fermentation, DSP, regulatory, QC, and scale-up of leghemoglobin biomanufacturing. During his academic career at UC Davis and Stanford University Pavel developed a vitamin D assay used by all major clinical diagnostics laboratories and pioneered metabolomics studies to investigate kidney disease and microbiome.

Jesse Ahrendt

Head of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Jesse has more than 25 years of experience in regulatory affairs, quality systems, manufacturing quality, and regulated industries, ranging from early- to late-stage pharmaceuticals, biomanufacturing, consumer care, and medical devices. He has supported global product launches and the underlying quality supply chain components in industries that require strict adherence to internationally accepted quality standards. Before Antheia, he led quality efforts at Zymergen and Sandoz, and supported many global pharmaceutical companies during his time in Biotech Consulting at NSF International, all to bring quality to the forefront in manufacturing, standardize global processes, and support customer regulatory requirements.

Heidi Pucel

Chief People Officer

Heidi is a results-driven human resources executive and HR business partner who leverages decades of experience in empowering, motivating, and inspiring to drive transformation within high-performing and rapidly-growing workforces. A certified executive coach and passionate advocate for people-oriented solutions, Pucel serves as a partner to executive teams to design programs that support employee development, engagement, and recruitment and retention. Pucel most recently served as Chief People Officer for Countsy, where she worked as an interim HR executive for clients in the biotechnology and software industries, such as Ceribell and Tune Therapeutics.

Zack McGahey

Chief Operating Officer

Zack is a leading executive in operations management, specializing in bioprocess engineering and manufacturing management. He has over 20 years of experience leading manufacturing functions for companies across the pharmaceutical, synthetic biology, diagnostics, and automotive industries. Before joining Antheia, Zack was VP of manufacturing and capex project management at Zymergen. He also gained experience managing commercial scale facilities operations for Tesla, where he was responsible for managing 10 million square feet of factory, lab and warehouse space during the Model 3 ramp.

Kristy Hawkins, PhD

Co-Founder & CSO

Kristy has over 20 years of experience in the field of synthetic biology, focusing on yeast metabolic engineering for the production of small molecules. She did the founding work on the benzylisoquinoline alkaloid pathway during her graduate studies and gained valuable industry experience at Amyris and Lygos. Kristy is an expert in tool development, high-throughput screening, and host strain and heterologous pathway engineering.

Christina Smolke, PhD

Co-Founder & CEO

Christina is a pioneer in synthetic biology and metabolic engineering, where she has over 20 years of experience. As Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, her laboratory led the breakthrough research to engineer baker’s yeast to produce some of the most complex and valuable medicines known. Under her leadership, Antheia’s synthetic biology platform enables new possibilities for drug discovery and efficient, sustainable, transparent, and on-demand drug manufacturing at scale. Her vision and accomplishments have garnered numerous awards, including the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator, NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, Nature’s 10, Novozymes Award for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering, and TR35 Award.

Antheia Completes Successful Product Validation

Appropriate regulatory submissions will be prepared and submitted to support Antheia’s customers who need to reference and access necessary process-related information.