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Dr. Adriano Aguzzi, MD, PhD

Dr. Adriano Aguzzi, MD, PhD, is heading up the formation of Mercaptor’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Aguzzi is a world-renowned neuropathologist, whose research has garnered numerous accolades including the Marcel-Benoist Prize, the Robert-Koch Prize, the Antonio-Feltrinelli Award and the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, which are among the highest recognitions […]

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Paul Zabierek | Chief Information Officer

Paul directs the technical operations at Mercaptor. He learned how to design and code designing video games for George Lucas, learned web development building websites for e-commerce businesses, learned marketing building the California Closets brand, and mastered photography and video production developing content for patients of pharmaceutical companies who specialize in rare diseases. Along the way, […]

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Mercaptor Discoveries Uses its Proprietary Neurotherapeutic Platform to Develop Treatment for COVID-19

NOVATO, Calif., May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mercaptor Discoveries (Mercaptor), a platform company with preclinical programs in epilepsy and TBI, today announced that it is pivoting its proprietary neurotherapeutic development plan toward COVID-19. While emphasis has been on systemic viral mechanisms of respiratory failure, COVID-19 is also a neurotropic virus, triggering neuroinflammation in the brainstem that is […]

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Every Glove Counts: Mercaptor Donates to First Responders

I am so proud of the Mercaptor team, talented scientists and researchers who have shown their dedication to health once again during a time of crisis. We run a lean operation: our small lab has few supplies, but the need is so great, we feel it’s our responsibility to give all we can. This is […]

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Women Who Inspire: Annie Verde on Jane Goodall

For Women’s History Month we’re celebrating all of the women who have inspired us. Today’s installment is from Annie Verde, who is inspired by Jane Goodall. Name: Annie Verde Title: VP of Finance and Administration Inspired By: Jane Goodall For women’s history month, I’d like to acknowledge Jane Goodall, the primatologist, anthropologist, and activist who […]

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Tune into the Concussion Matters Podcast with guest Sara Isbell from Mercaptor Discoveries

The purpose of Concussion Mom is to educate and raise awareness about concussions. Concussion Mom began as a way to coach and educate concussion survivors and their caregivers, and now provides education and awareness to a broader audience. Our own Sara Isbell catches up with the good people at Concussion Mom to talk about Captons™ […]

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Women Who Inspire: Victoria Mendonca on Marie Curie and Maria Lewis

For Women’s History Month we’re celebrating all of the women who have inspired us. Today’s installment is from Victoria Mendonca, who is inspired by Marie Curie and Maria Lewis.   Name: Victoria Mendonca Title: Manager of Business Development & Portfolio Management Inspired By: Marie Curie and Maria Lewis Why these women? Selecting just one individual […]

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Women Who Inspire: Renee Kinkade on Rosalind Franklin

For Women’s History Month we’re celebrating all of the women who have inspired us. Today’s installment is from Renee Kinkade, who is inspired by Rosalind Franklin. Name: Renee Kinkade Title: Research Associate II Inspired By: Rosalind Franklin Why this woman? When I was attending Santa Rosa Jr. College and was deciding on a major, I […]

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Women Who Inspire: Amanda Ko on Maria Montessori

For Women’s History Month we’re celebrating all of the women who have inspired us. Today’s installment is from Amanda Ko, who is inspired by Maria Montessori. Name: Amanda Ko Title: Senior Scientist Inspired By: Maria Montessori Why and How has this person’s experience had an impact on yours? When I became a first-time mother over […]

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Women Who Inspire: Esme Ponce on Berta Cáceres

For Women’s History Month we’re celebrating all of the women who have inspired us. Our first installment is from Esmerelda Ponce, who is inspired by Berta Cáceres. Name: Esmeralda (Esme) Ponce Title: Research Associate II Inspired By: Berta Cáceres Why? I am inspired by Berta and the many environmentalists that have fought and continue to fight for […]