Leadership Team


The Talaris team is composed of highly experienced leaders in the fields of immunology, cell therapy, clinical development, manufacturing, and people development.

Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Farnsworth
Chief Human Resources Officer
Suzanne Illdstad
Chief Scientific Officer and Founder
Chief Medical Officer
Mary Kay Fenton
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Zdanowski, CTO
Chief Technology Officer
Ken Abrams, MD
Vice President of Clinical Development
Vice President of Technical Operations
Eric Gornstein
Vice President of Strategy
Doug Laidlaw, PhD
Senior Director, Medical Affairs
Kristin Lurk
Senior Director of Program and Project Management
Head of Process Development
Vice President, Quality
Vice President of Organizational Development
Seema Shetty
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Colby Squire
Head of Research and Development
Vice President of Corporate Development