Leadership Team

Focus on Excellence

The team at Tangen Biosciences, Inc. is committed to developing diagnostics that are fast, accurate, and able to be used in a wide array of settings.

President and CEO


Co-Founder and CSO


VP, Quality


VP, Operations


Director of Product Development


Board of Directors

Richard C. Birkmeyer, Ph.D.

President and CEO

John Davidson, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and CSO

Christopher K. McLeod

Managing Partner at Elm Street Ventures

Daniel W. Wagner

Senior Managing Director at Connecticut Innovations

Christopher C. Benoit

Co-Founder and CEO, Alphazyme

Vance V. Kershner

Founder, President and CEO, LabWare

Alan B. Levin

Former President & CEO, Happy Harry’s


Corporate Counsel:

Kathleen M. Shay, Partner at Duane Morris, LLP.


Jeffrey Gibbs, Director of Hyman, Phelps, and McNamara.

Elliot Cowan, Principal at Partners in Diagnostics, LLC. 


Dan Salehi, Partner at Spectrum IP Law Group, LLC.

Financial Audit:

Kyle Gibbons, Managing Director at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Internal Quality System Audit:

Gloria Ferko, Independent Consultant.