Renata Kover, Ph.D. , Chief Scientific Officer, Farming and Ingredients,
Natural Products Ventures
Dr. Kover currently leads R&D at Natural Products and will join the Company as Chief Scientific Officer, Natural Products and Ingredients. Her research is focused on product development, production optimization, process control, risk analysis and good manufacturing practices guidelines. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Kover consulted on development of integrated solutions in process optimization, knowledge management, automation, quality control and environmental responsibility for the biotechnological, pharmaceutical, veterinary, cosmetic and agro industries.
Her areas of expertise include synthetic organic chemistry, phytochemistry, analytical chemistry, in vitro biological activity testing, and patent strategy. Dr. Kover received her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Yale University.
Dr. Jean-Pierre Kinet
Dr. Kinet is the Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology and a Professor of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is an SAB Member of the Sandler Program for Asthma Research (SPAR) and is an Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Belgium since 2007. Dr. Kinet is also a Board Member of UCB Pharma as well as 14 different biotechnology companies.