Dr. Chemyong Jay Ko, PhD
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Ko brings 25 years of research in the field of reproductive endocrinology to Epivara. He received his PhD from Seoul National University and his postdoctoral training from the University of Kentucky. He is a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He maintains an active research program at the University. Before moving to Illinois, he worked as a professor in the Medical Center of the University of Kentucky for 10 years.
Dr. Eui Yul Choi, PhD
Dr. Choi brings extensive experience as a professor, inventor and entrepreneur. He received his PhD from the University of Tennessee and his postdoctoral training at Yale. He is the founder and CEO of Boditech Med, a public, multinational biomedical company. Boditech produces a variety of point-of-care diagnostic devices for human and animal disease detection.
Dr. Janice Bahr, PhD
Dr. Bahr is a renowned reproductive biologist who is currently an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. During her 40+ year career, she has investigated reproductive functions in a wide variety of species, including the chicken, black bear, domestic rabbit, ferret, and sunfish. She has published over 180 manuscripts. Dr. Bahr was the President of the Society for the Study of Reproduction and an interim Vice Chancellor of Research of the University of Illinois. She currently serves on several notable board positions, including the Champaign County Humane Society.
Dr. Edwin Moore, PhD
Dr. Moore earned his PhD in Physical Biochemistry from Cornell University. He brings 40 years of biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, and clinical diagnostic industry experience from global companies, including Baxter Healthcare Corp and Abbott Laboratories, in R&D product development. He has held positions ranging from bench scientist, to R&D Product Development, to Sr. Director, and Global Analytical Method Development and Validation. In 2014, Dr. Moore co-founded BioPhia Consulting, Inc., and is a Clinical Professor for the Technology Entrepreneur Center at University of Illinois, Champaign.
Byron Wittenberg, MBA
Mr. Wittenberg brings 20 years of finance, accounting, and business operations experience to Epivara’s board of directors. He received his Bachelors of Science in Accountancy from Florida State University, Masters of Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Mr. Wittenberg has extensive experience in business consulting with PwC and E&Y, as well as managing finance, operations, and strategy organizations across a number of private equity backed companies.