Tayo Sanders II, Ph.D.

Tayo Sanders II, Ph.D.

Tayo Sanders II, Ph.D., has spent the last seven years working with investors and startups in the biotech and industrial technology space. Most recently, he led due diligence on more than 15 companies, totaling more than $130 million in deployed capital as a senior member of the investment team at the Boston-based VC firm, Anzu…

Erik Schwiebert, PhD

Erik Schwiebert, PhD

Erik Schwiebert, PhD, leads Station 41’s Accelerator program. He is focused on new early-stage, mid-stage, and later stage therapeutics discovery and development projects identified within Southern Research and its allied institution, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Erik holds a PhD in cell biology and physiology in health and disease from Dartmouth College’s Medical School…

Lexie Lehmann

Lexie Lehmann

As Head of Growth Strategy for Southern Research, Lexie manages strategic projects that foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the Deep South. She joined Southern Research in 2022 as the organization’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Prior to that, she served as the Strategic Projects and Economic Development Lead at Ed Farm, a non-profit partner…