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Our Team

Dr. Nathan Johnson

President & CEO

Dr. Nathan Johnson, Ph.D. is thePresident & CEO of Verne Bioanalytics. He has a hybrid of microbiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics expertise across 15 years for food testing, oncology, immunology, stem cell biology, animal model development, and plant-related efforts. He has published peer-review scientific papers including in prestigious journals such as Nature, Cell, and Science, and held positions such as Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Takeda, H3 Biomedicine, and Mouse and Rat Resource Centers. He holds a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, MS in Biomedical Sciences, and a BS in biology and minor in chemistry.

Dr. Sebastian Mana-Capelli

Chief Product Development

Dr. Sebastian Mana-Capelli has over 10 years of scientific experience where he has worked in the development and implementation of a variety of in-vitro and cell-based assays and received the 2014 publication of the year by the American Society for Cell Biology. In recent years, he developed extensive experience in genome engineering to dissect the specific contributions of genes to how cells make decisions based on their cellular environment conditions. Dr. Mana-Capelli holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology, an MS in Biochemistry, and a BS in Microbiology.

Mark Joubert

Chief Business Development Officer

Mark has been practicing law since 2002 primarily focused on patent law, who is extremely successful at resolving many intellectual property disputes between patent/trademark/copyright owners and alleged infringers, either by litigation, mediation, arbitration, or settlement. In addition to being a lawyer, he also holds a BS degree in both Biology and Chemistry and an MS in Molecular Biology. His unique perspective has allowed him to obtain many patents and registered trademarks for his clients in areas as diverse as mechanical, electrical, software, business methods, biotechnology, computer systems, energy, and cooling system innovations. Mark has a special interest and expertise in biotechnology and bioinformatics areas of patent law.

Seth Joubert

Laboratory Technician – BS

Seth is currently working at Verne Bio full-time after recently completed his Bachelor's in Biology from Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Amanda Johnson


Amanda has worked as an accountant in government, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and education for over 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Evangel University and is currently working on her Master of Liberal Arts in Finance from Harvard Extension School. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Missouri and Massachusetts.

Yvonne Llenares

Sales & Marketing

Yvonne oversees the company's social media platforms, customer service and creating high-quality visual and written content as Verne's Sales and Marketing Manager. She also analyzes customer engagements and utilize social media strategies in order to build trends for customer interactions. Apart from Social Media Management, she develops and strengthen the company's marketing opportunities and sales activities.

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