About Us


Macromoltek is based in beautiful Austin, Texas and is comprised of a diverse and knowledgeable team of engineers and scientists. Our mission is to streamline the biopharmaceutical research process in order to make new discoveries quickly and efficiently. We are dedicated to finding solutions against a diverse set of diseases and targets.

The Leadership Team

CEO

Monica Berrondo - CEO

Monica Berrondo

Monica Berrondo, Ph.D., is an entrepreneur, scientist, and software engineer. Her expertise lies in antibody structure-prediction and analysis, protein functional analysis, protein mutational analysis, and computational approaches to complex scientific problems. Dr. Berrondo has authored over 10 peer-reviewed scientific articles in journal such as Proteins, JMB, and PLoS One.
Since moving to Austin, TX, she has already made her mark, being voted Austin Magazine’s Woman of the Year in 2013, winning Austin Startup Week’s Founder of the Year in 2015, pitching as a semi-finalist in the Circular Board pitch competition in Houston (April 2016), and being featured in a recent article in Inc. magazine (2016)

CTO

Susana Kaufmann - CTO

Susana Kaufmann

Susana Kaufmann is a software and algorithmic expert, with over 25 years of experience as a senior developer. She has cross-industry experience in inter-platform software development and computer simulation in the petrochemical, combustion, pharmaceutical and financial sectors. Susana has many years of successful delivery in technology services, having managed a software consulting company.
As Macromoltek’s CTO and co-founder, Susana has leveraged her deep knowledge of fluid dynamics in building the company’s advanced computational engine. Additionally, she has driven the development of Macromoltek’s database used for custom antibody design projects.

Senior Scientist

Nodar Makharashvili

Nodar Makharashvili

Dr. Nodar Makharashvili is the Sr. Scientist at Macromoltek, Inc., where he leads the discoveries in the biological laboratory. His continued tenure in industry and academia has led to a number of research and review articles in high-impact scientific journals. He is very passionate about applied biology and chemistry, especially about understanding the underlying mechanisms of human diseases and using this knowledge in rational drug design. Dr. Nodar Makharashvili earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 2009. After his graduation, he became an integral part of a flagship laboratory at UT Austin in DNA damage and cancer research field.

Business Development Lead

Raminderpal Singh

Raminderpal Singh

Dr. Raminderpal Singh is a seasoned business development executive, with extensive experience in both the UK and the US.  He is passionate about data and computational technologies.  Dr. Singh earned his Ph.D. in the semiconductor industry in 1997.  Over the next decade, he led teams building advanced technologies at IBM. In 2003, he was selected by EETimes as one of the top 13 most influential people in the semiconductor industry. In 2007, Dr. Singh transitioned to business development at IBM Research, where he initiated, negotiated, and closed several complex collaboration deals. Including leading the go-to-market for the IBM Watson Genomics Analytics program.

Eduardo Priego

Scientific Software Engineer

Jacob Byerly

Scientific Software Engineer

Jordan Graves

Scientific Software Engineer

Paul Clay

Paul Clay

Scientific Software Engineer

Vince Parish

Scientific Software Engineer

Sayer Browning

Laboratory Technician

Naren Makkapati

Junior Scientific Software Engineer

Alan Cooper

Intern

Alex Smith

Intern

Christian Gil

Intern

Nicholas Chavez

Intern