The Allarta Team

Our team has deep expertise in polymer science, immunology, cell biology, pediatrics, biomedical engineering and preclinical research.

Harald Stover, PhD

Harald Stover, PhD

Founder and CEO

Professor, McMaster University, recognized globally as a pioneer in micro/nanoparticle development, and biologics delivery. Past awards include an NSERC/3M Industrial Research Chair, Canada’s National Award for Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Director of NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program in Biomaterials.

Maria Antonakos, MBA

Maria Antonakos, MBA

Founder and COO

A business development professional with over 20 years’ experience building strategic partnerships. Maria has raised over $70m for mission-led organizations in Science, Life Science, Education, Entrepreneurship, the Arts, Social Justice and Women in Leadership. She is devoted to building inclusive, diverse and collaborative teams.

Senior Leadership

Nadia Al-Banna, PhD, MBA
Amy L. Chong, MD, MSc, MBA
Alison Stewart, PhD

Lab Operations

Nicole Mangiocotte, MSc

Polymer Team

Sam Ros, PhD – Sr. Scientist
Nicholas Burke, PhD – Sr. Scientist

Capsule Team

Mitchell Johnson, MSc – Scientist
Carl Ellis, B.Tech – Sr. Lab Tech
Felix Gross, B.Eng & Mngmt – Biomaterials Research Associate

Co-ops & Students

Yichen Zhou, B.Eng – Biotech Asst
Carina Yan – Biotech Asst
Elody Julien
Chenyao Wang

Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology Team

Roopali Chaudhary, PhD – Sr. Scientist
Tobias Fuehrmann, PhD – Sr. Scientist
Sergio Raez-Villanueva, M.Sc. – Grad Student

Pre-clinical Team

Tatiana Kornberg, M.Sc., Vet. Med. and Biophysics
Timothy Ryan, DVM
Maegan Gill – Vet Tech

Business Operations & Finance

Kelly Giles
Larry Smithers, MBA
Claudia Di Giandomenico