Our team

Ani Haykuni

Founder & CEO


Cancer fighter and Engineer

Holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, an MPS from State University of New York and Syracuse University, and MSc (Hon) & Bsc (Hon) in Engineering. Founder of Ani Haykuni Cancer Treatment Support Foundation.

Brings 15+ years experience in management and healhtcare.

Sandra Ainsua Martinez

Licensing and Venture Manager

Licensing and Venture Manager at Oxford University Innovation. Holds a DPhil in organic chemistry from the University of Oxford, working under the programme “Oxford Innovative Organic Synthesis for Cancer Research” (OxIOSCR) and MSc from the University of Geneva.  Brings  years of experience at the interface of cutting-edge research, innovation and business. 

Sylvia Kotikian



Chair of Emergency Department at Glendale Adventist Medical Center (California, U.S.) managing 22 board certified ED physicians and 17 physicians assistants and nurse practitioners who treat over 60,000 patients annually.  Former attending physician at Henry Ford Hospital. Holds BS in Psychology from the University of Southern California and MD degree  from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Richard Auburn


Senior Licencing and Ventures Manager in the Digital Health, MedTech and Bioinformatics team at Oxford University Innovation. Richard focuses on technologies that include genetics, genomics, software and/or data.

Holds a BSc(Hon) in Microbiology and Genetics from the University of Aberdeen, and a PhD in Genetics from the University of Cambridge.  

Tingting Zhu

AI/Machine Learning Advisor


Biomedical Engineer, Royal Academy Engineering Research Fellow at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.

Tingting's work involves the development of machine learning for understanding complex patient data, with an emphasis on Bayesian inference, deep learning, and applications involving the developing world.

Paul Wilkes



Has over 15 years of experience as a financial services and regulatory lawyer; advised on venture capital fund and joint venture structuring, mergers and acquisitions, banking & finance and financial services regulation.

Holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, an LLB from the University of New South Wales and a first class honoursdegree in Physiotherapy from Sydney University.