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Executive Team



From left to right (Leigh Ann Peeleman not shown):

Masood Tayebi, PhD
Executive Chairman

Dr. Tayebi is currently the chairman of Biotech Investment Group, a San Diego private equity firm, with key investments in protein therapeutics and molecular diagnostics. Dr. Tayebi brings the wealth of experience and critical insights into the service sector, gained through his success in the telecom industry, and in founding BioDuro, a preclinical CRO he successfully guided to acquisition by Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. in November 2009. Dr. Tayebi has been involved in founding, financing, and managing numerous companies. More…

Cyrus K. Mirsaidi
Chief Executive Officer

Cyrus K. Mirsaidi is the Chief Executive Officer of Molecular Response with 20 years of senior management experience in strategic planning, business development, and licensing. Mr. Mirsaidi brings both practical and strategic senior management experience in drug discovery, biomarker development, and clinical diagnostics and has proven himself a capable leader who can build and motivate teams to achieve great results. More…

Thomas Broudy, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer

Thomas Broudy, PhD, is Chief Scientific Officer at Molecular Response, responsible for scientific study design, technology evaluation, and establishment of validated service offerings in the company’s laboratory group.Prior to Molecular Response, Dr. Broudy served as Director at AltheaDx, working closely with the Business Development and R&D teams to establish successful genomic service offerings, including microarray, RT-PCR, and nucleic acid isolation. More…

Leigh Ann Peeleman
Human Resources Director

Leigh Ann Peeleman is serving as Molecular Response’s Human Resources (HR) Director. She is a HR Professional with over 15 years of experience in the field. Leigh Ann has a strong background in accounting and years of hands-on human resource experience. She currently also consults with CEOs, CFOs, and Human Resource Executives of small to mid-size companies in technology, life science, media, communication, manufacturing, and service industries. More…