Leadership

Tahir Mahmood, PhD

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

Tahir co-founded Applied Molecular Transport, where he also leads the company’s corporate development activities. With a career that has straddled science and business, Tahir previously led the US West Coast Life Sciences consulting practice at Booz Allen Hamilton and was Managing Director at Lake Sherwood Partners.  | READ MORE

Randall Mrsny, PhD

Chief Science Officer & Co-founder

An epithelial biologist, Randy has more than three decades of industry and academic experience in pharmaceutical sciences and research into the mucosal trafficking of peptide and protein therapeutics. | READ MORE

Chuck Olson, Dsc

Vice President, Head of Biologics

Chuck is a biotechnology industry professional with broad scientific and operational experience, having a focus in process development, manufacturing and other CMC related activities.  With over thirty years of experience, he has enabled the production of virtually every class and size of biological product from recombinant proteins, enzymes, blood products, natural products, adenovirus and whole cell immunotherapy. | READ MORE

Jackie Papkoff, PhD

Senior Vice President, Head of Research

Jackie joined Applied Molecular Transport to lead preclinical research focused on establishing a pipeline of novel therapeutic candidates based on AMT’s mucosal biology platform. She has worked in both pharma and biotech for over 20 years and has broad scientific strategy, executive leadership and business experience. | READ MORE

Helen S. Kim

Strategic Advisor

Helen is Strategic Advisor at Applied Molecular Transport, where she is involved with a wide range of business development, financing, corporate strategy and operational matters. She was Executive Vice President, Business Development at Kite Pharma until its acquisition by Gilead. She has served as Chief Business Officer at NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.  | READ MORE