Scientific Advisory Board 2018-10-15T16:57:47+00:00

Scientific Advisory Board

External Advisors

Martin Chapman, MBBS FRANZCP
Psychiatrist and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. As a medical administrator he has worked in both hospital and community settings in private and government sectors. His clinical practice is in the area of treatment resistant mood and anxiety disorders. He has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate Psychiatry with a focus in assisting primary care physicians in their management of mental health conditions. He has an interest in mental health system development and the role of new technologies in streamlining and providing clinical decision support.

Joel R. Ehrenkranz, M.D.
Endocrinologist on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and a biotech entrepreneur in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Ehrenkranz received his M.D. degree from Stanford and trained in internal medicine at Columbia University, neurology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health.

Mark A. Frye, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic. He also serves as director of the Mayo Clinic Depression Center. Dr. Frye received his M.D. from the University of Minnesota and completed his psychiatric training at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He subsequently completed a fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland with a research focus on the neurobiology of treatment resistant depression and bipolar disorder.

Lawrence Hunter, Ph.D.
Professor at the University of Colorado and directs the Computational Bioscience Program. He earned his degrees from Yale University, including B.A. in Psychology (cum laude); M.S. and M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Wallace Mendelson, M.D.
Psychiatrist and author, and was formerly Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology, and director of the Sleep Research Laboratory, at the University of Chicago. Dr. Mendelson earned an MD degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and completed a residency in psychiatry there as well. He has held professorships at Ohio State University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, was Chief of the Section on Sleep Studies at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, MD, and Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Cleveland Clinic.

Marie Casey Olseth, M.D.
Currently in private practice as a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist in the group practice that she owns. She earned her of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed her residency in General Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Giampaolo Perna, M.D., Ph.D.
Currently Chair of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at San Benedetto Menni Hospital of the Hermanas Hospitalarias (Como Lake) and Academic Coordinator of Mental Health and Adjunct Professor at Humanitas University (Milan), in Italy. He earned his degree in Medicine and Surgery at the State University of Milan, followed by Ph.D. and completed a residency in Psychiatry there as well. He is the Chair of WPA section on personalized psychiatry and Co-editor in chief of the Elsevier Journal “Personalized Medicine
in Psychiatry”.

Internal Advisors

Archie Defillo, M.D.
Currently the Chief Medical Officer at Medibio Limited, Archie is a neurosurgeon by education and practice, has over 25 years of clinical experience with neurological diseases, and for the past 13 years his efforts have been focused in neurological research. Based on his extensive academic work, in 2012, he was selected a scientific member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Franklyn Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D.
Currently a director on the Medibio Limited board and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. Previously, he was the Emeritus Edmond and Marion Guggenheim Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Emeritus Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Medical School, to its Physician Advisory Board.

Dr. Prendergast earned his medical degree with honors from the University of West Indies. He attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where he earned his masters degree in Physiology. After completing residency in Internal medicine at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota he earned a doctorate degree Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota/Mayo Graduate School.

Positions held: Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Director for Research Mayo Clinic (Rochester) (1989-1992). Board of Governors Mayo Clinic in Rochester; Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees (1992-2009); Mayo Clinic Board of Governors (1999-2006). Mayo Distinguished Investigator; Emeritus Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and Mayo Center for Individualized Medicine.

In addition to his current role as a director on the Medibio board and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Prendergast holds numerous appointments with Industry and Extramural academic affiliations. He has extensive interactions over many years with National Institutes of Health (NIH): Board of Advisors for the Division of Research Grants; National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council; Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute; and the National Cancer Advisory Board.