Our Team is Creating a Sustainable Future, Today
Cellana’s leadership team is group of biotechnology, scientific and industry professionals dedicated to the future of a cleaner, greener, more energy-secure future.
Avery Kramer is Cellana’s Director, Engineering & Downstream Processing. He has served in a variety of capacities at Cellana since 2007 with increasing levels of responsibility, including as Operations Manager, and has overseen health, safety, and environmental (HSE) areas as well as quality assurance (QA). Most recently Avery was Manager of Business Development. Prior to Cellana, he worked in the biopharmaceutical industry in the San Francisco Bay area in business development, project management, and quality assurance roles. Mr. Kramer has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was the inaugural exchange student for the National Science Foundation’s Marine Bioproducts Engineering Center (MARBEC).
Ms. Ellis-Vizcarra is based in San Diego, California and serves as the Director of Corporate Development for Cellana. Prior to joining Cellana she was with Verenium (formerly Diversa) Corporation holding a variety of increasingly responsible positions in the Business Development, Finance/Accounting, Intellectual Property, and Corporate Development departments with her final position being Contracts Manager, where she reported to the Chief Financial Officer. Selena has been in the biotech space as a Project Manager often for Federally-funded projects and for cross functional teams for over 20 years with responsibility for over $150M in cumulative fundings. Selena has a B.A. in Economics with a Minor in English and an M.B.A., both from San Diego State University.