Our team is diverse, and we believe that our differences make us stronger.
At Kintai, we thrive in the unknown and believe in the power of effective teamwork. We are united in our mission to improve health and fight disease for patients in need. Our unique multidisciplinary approach is a key differentiator. Our team is diverse and our differences make us stronger. Kintai not only encourages, but requires, scientific debate and believes that through our blended experiences we enable the best scientific advances. We care about each other and seek to maintain a transparent and growth minded culture. We also embrace having fun along the way.
We create bold innovations that bridge to the future of science and medicine
We apply exceptional science to bring breakthrough medicines to patients
We embrace the importance of honesty, accountability, transparency and openness
We succeed when we share knowledge, expertise and experiences to develop revolutionary medicines
Our passion for science and dedication to patients are best described by the employees that make us who we are. We invite you to meet some of our leading talent.
“Kintai is demanding and empowering. I love the collaborative atmosphere between people with totally different backgrounds.” Read more.
SPENCER | Senior Scientist, Biochemistry and Enzymology
“The art of discovery is so elusive and grand. I wanted to be a part of it and that is why I became a scientist.” Read more.
Kate | Senior Scientist, Biology
“I am extremely driven to make new therapies to help make people’s lives better. I thrive on understanding biological processes from both the clinical and technical “big-data” perspective, which has helped me identify multiple potentially viable therapeutic modalities.” Read more.
KOJI | Principal Scientist, Biology
“I want to contribute to society and help people, through science, I can have a large-scale impact.” Read more.
MJ | Principal Scientist, Immunology
Senior Scientist, Biochemistry and Enzymology
Spencer is a chemist. As a senior scientist, he is focused on developing and implementing biochemical and microbial assays. When Spencer isn’t in the lab, he can be found at the foosball table, blowing off some steam. He describes himself as candid, pragmatic and adaptable. Spencer finds it useful in his research to think like a microbe and feels that to be a great scientist you must be persistent... and hope for a bit of good fortune. Along with foosball, Spencer loves to cook, play board games, and bike.
Senior Scientist, Biology
Kate is a scientist in the biology group, where she designs and executes in vitro assays. A Florida girl at heart, she loves to surf, hike and listen to hip hop. She describes herself as determined, adventurous and curious. Kate values working well with everyone and tries to be both self-aware and aware of other’s feelings and incentives. These interpersonal skills will surely enable Kate’s professional aspirations, which includes leading a creative group of scientists to new and exciting discoveries. Kate feels that Kintai fosters an environment of growth and creativity, which she believes will allow us to create awesome medicines.
Principal Scientist, Biology
Koji is an avid triathlete who uses the same determination and drive in the lab toward developing new medicines for patients. Because of his fascination with the microbial world and the potential impact discoveries in the area could have on human and animal health, becoming a scientist was a logical choice. He loves a good book and hanging out with his son Charlie. Koji enjoys Kintai’s inclusive and caring culture while together we drive innovation and push boundaries.
Principal Scientist, Immunology
MJ was the second employee at Kintai. She has been a critical part of hiring the team and developing the inclusive and collaborative culture. She is productive and efficient, and she has a ‘super sense’ for finding talent. She is the mother of a beautiful baby daughter Marchessa and much of her spare time is spent with her. To be a great scientist, MJ feels you must possess perseverance, honesty, passion and humor. MJ loves the scientific pursuit she finds every day at Kintai and the people she gets to work alongside.