Halting the march of neurodegenerative diseases.

75 million people and their families live with Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases. This number will double in the next generation.

Currently available treatments don't work for all patients. New drugs take decades to develop and often fail in late-stage trials. Yet companies keep using the same approaches that drive this failure.

Blackfynn has a better, data-driven approach. We enable near-term patient impact by combining data, expertise and technology to change the development of clinical-stage therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.

Senior Leadership

  • Amanda Banks, M.D.

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H.

    Chief Medical Officer

  • Derek Bowen

    VP, Business Development

Board of Directors

  • Simba Gill, Ph.D.


  • Amanda Banks, M.D.

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Stephen Hahn, M.D.


  • Alex Howarth


  • Charles Whiting


  • Julie Sunderland

    Senior Board Advisor

  • Alex Martin

    Senior Board Advisor

Clinical Advisory Board

  • Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Stephen Hahn, M.D.
  • Mike Poole, M.D.
  • Bernard Ravina, M.D.
  • Tanya Fischer, M.D.

Join Blackfynn

Brain diseases are the biggest cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide. The global burden of Parkinson's has more than doubled in the past generation, to 10 million people. The same flawed approach continues to drive failures of promising therapeutics in late-stage development, leaving millions of people with limited therapeutic options. Blackfynn's mission is to change this paradigm.

We are looking for passionate, talented, collaborative problem-solvers who want to use their skills to make a positive impact for patients. Join Blackfynn and be part of mission-driven team with a goal to improve the lives of people with neurodegenerative diseases.

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Blackfynn, Inc.
1218 Chestnut Street
8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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