Richard DiMarchi

Professor & Chairman of Chemistry at Indiana University

Richard DiMarchi

Richard DiMarchi

Professor & Chairman of Chemistry at Indiana University

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Indiana Proteomics Consortium LLC
Assembly Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Marcadia Biotech, Inc.

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Managing Director at Luson Bioventures LLC

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Former Non-Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at InterMune, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Calibrium LLC

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Co-Founder at ZenPayroll, Inc.

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Executive Partner at Cardinal Equity Partners LLC

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Co-Founder & Director at Umoja Biopharma

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Founder & Managing Partner at Wildcat Discovery Technologies, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at IU Ventures

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Founder at Kapital Consulting LLC

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Founder at Cohbar, Inc.

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Richard DiMarchi
Professor & Chairman of Chemistry at Indiana University
Class of 1979

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. Indiana University’s mission is to provide broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education for students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, as well as outstanding academic and cultural programs and student services. Indiana University seeks to create dynamic partnerships with the state and local communities in economic, social, and cultural development and to offer leadership in creative solutions for 21st century problems. Indiana University strives to achieve full diversity, and to maintain friendly, collegial, and humane environments, with a strong commitment to academic freedom.

Class of 1974

Florida Atlantic University (also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic) is a public university located in Boca Raton, Florida with five satellite campuses located in the Florida cities of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, and in Fort Pierce at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. FAU belongs to the 12-campus State University System of Florida and serves South Florida which has a population of more than three million people and spans more than 100 miles (160 km) of coastline.

2015 - Current

The National Academy of Inventors® is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. The NAI publishes the multidisciplinary journal Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors®. Membership with the NAI is available through local university and non-profit research institute chapters only. To join your university or non-profit research institute’s chapter, you must be a member of your institution’s academic community (includes faculty, staff, alumni and affiliates) and have a patent issued from the USPTO. Universities and non-profit research institutes are invited to Establish a Local Chapter of the NAI, to recognize and encourage their community of inventors.

Founding Council Member

American Peptide Society, Inc. operates as scientific and educational organization which provides a forum for advancing and promoting knowledge of the chemistry and biology of peptides. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Career History
General Partner

Twilight Venture Partners (TVP) focuses exclusively on investments in early-stage biotechnology and medical technology companies. The firm looks for companies with an experienced management team, a novel technology and defensible intellectual property, significant market potential and a clear regulatory approval path. They focus primarily on investments in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Ohio. TVP pursues complementary investments throughout the US and globally. The firm takes a seat of the Boards of Directors of all their portfolio companies and actively participates in management.

Vice President-Research Group
1992 - 2003

Eli Lilly & Co. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical products. The firm's products consist of Diabetes, Oncology, Immunology, Neuroscience, and Other therapies. The Diabetes products include Baqsimi, Basaglar, Humalog, Humulin, Jardiance, Lyumjev, Trajenta, and Trulicity. The Oncology products consist of Alimta, Cyramza, Erbitux, Retevmo, Tyvyt, and Verzenio. The Immunology products include Olumiant and Taltz. The Neuroscience products consist of Cymbalta, Emgality, Reyvow, and Zyprexa. The Other therapies include Bamlanivimab, Cialis, and Forteo.The company was founded by Eli Lilly on May 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Scientific Advisor

5AM Ventures invests in next-generation life sciences companies located in the US. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of biopharmaceutical, drug delivery technologies and research instruments. They provides financing for early stage and corporate spin-out capital requirements with an investment size ranging from $20 to $30 million and also makes co-investments.

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Member, Board of Directors
2014 - Current

Assembly Biosciences, Inc. is a biotechnology company, which engages in the development of products for infectious diseases, such as chronic hepatitis B virus and illnesses associated with a dysbiotic microbiome. It focuses in two innovative platform programs: oral therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis B virus, and the oral synthetic live biotherapeutics candidate. The company was founded by Uri Lopatin and Derek A. Small on October 7, 2005 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Member, Scientific Advisory Board

Cadila Healthcare Ltd. engages in the discovery, development, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products under Zydus brand. It offers therapeutic proteins, monoclonal antibodies, and antibody-drug conjugates. It operates through the following geographical segments: India, US, and Others. The company was founded by Ramanbhai B. Patel in 1952 and is headquartered in Ahmedabad, India.

Member, Board of Directors

BioCrossroads focuses on leading life sciences companies located in Indiana, in the US. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, ag-biotech and health information technology products & platforms. They provide financing for early stage capital requirements.


Biotechnology Innovation Organization is the world's biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,200 members worldwide. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology technologies. Corporate members range from entrepreneurial companies developing a first product to Fortune 100 multinationals. also represent state and regional biotech associations, service providers to the industry and academic centers.

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IU ventures seeks investment opportunities in companies located in the US. The firm targets companies operating in broad range of sectors. It provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

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Former Governor of Indiana

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MB2 LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Calibrium LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Assembly Pharmaceuticals, Inc. manufactures and supplies biopharmaceutical products. The company was founded on August 8, 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Ambrx, Inc. engages in discovering and developing of protein therapeutics. It offers non-native amino acids through expanded genetic code to both generate novel bio-therapeutics. The company was founded by Richard DiMarchi, Peter G. Schultz, and Troy E. Wilson on April 15, 2003 and is headquartered in La Jolla, CA.

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