Our company is built by protein sequencing pioneers.

We develop our own software, technology and methods through seamless integration of bioinformatics teams, mass spectrometry labs. Such integration gives our clients access to insights that only we can provide. It fuels the continuous innovation and refinement behind the high quality, reliable results and unparalleled abilities our clients have come to expect. With over 20 years of experience specializing in proteomics, bioinformatics and Big Data processing, Rapid Novor has successfully completed more antibody sequencing projects than any other team in the industry.

Meet Our Team.

Bin Ma, PhD
Bin Ma, PhDPresident and Chief Scientist
Dr. Ma has conducted bioinformatics research and technology commercialization for more than 20 years. Through his breakthroughs in MS-based protein sequencing technology, Dr. Ma seeks to provide new solutions to help mankind fight diseases.
Mingjie Xie, MSc, MBA
Mingjie Xie, MSc, MBAChief Executive Officer
CEO by day, chef by night.
Qixin Liu, MSc
Qixin Liu, MScChief Technology Officer
Code slinger and photography lover.
Liqiang Yang, PhD
Liqiang Yang, PhDChief Strategy Officer
Dr. Yang has 18 years of clinical development experience in oncology drugs. He has been involved in the clinical development, strategic decision making, and regulatory approval of many cancer drugs from top biopharma companies.
Iain Rogers, MBA
Iain Rogers, MBAVP Sales and Marketing
With his B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo and a dual MBA from Queen’s University (Ontario) and Cornell University (New York), Iain has 15+ years sales and marketing leadership experience. He has founded and exited two companies, and always has a dad joke ready.
Anthony Stajdhuar
Anthony StajdhuarDirector of International Business Development
With a solid biomedical engineering background, Anthony is dedicated to solving challenging technical biomedical problems, while enriching human lives. He works with leading researchers in antibody discovery and diagnostic development to provide a complete end-to-end solution using REpAb technology. He spends his weekends taking care of his hobby farm and hiking with his dog.
Yang Liu, MBA
Yang Liu, MBASenior Scientific Sales Executive
Mr. Liu leverages his extensive experience in data analysis and biotechnology innovation sales to find the right protein sequencing solutions for researchers across the globe. Yang’s superpowers are his kindness and attention to detail.
Jennifer Crha, MSc
Jennifer Crha, MScSenior Scientific Sales Executive
Her analytical chemist training, and working background in pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and food made Rapid Novor the perfect opportunity to apply all of Jennifer’s expertise in one place. Jennifer works collaboratively with clients across all sectors to see how REmAb technology can speed up discovery. Like Cesar Milan, Jennifer is also a dog whisperer.
Dylan Brethour, MSc
Dylan Brethour, MScScientific Sales Executive
Dylan is passionate about science and new technologies, and particularly about accelerating research through de novo protein sequencing. Driven by a very curious mind, Dylan thrives in problem solving and ensuring Rapid Novor’s clients’ needs are always met.
Though no longer at the bench, Dylan continues to experiment on the culinary front.
Monique Seymour, MSc
Monique Seymour, MScScientific Sales Executive
With a masters in biotechnology and management from the University of Glasgow, Monique has a keen interest in empowering scientists to further their research for better human health. At Rapid Novor, Monique has worked collaboratively with hundreds of scientists in both therapeutic and diagnostic fields globally to understand their goals and apply her proteomics knowledge in tandem with Rapid Novor’s REmAb® service to speed up discovery. When not at a desk or a lab, you can find her globetrotting across Europe and Asia.
Paul Taylor
Paul TaylorLaboratory Director
With over 20 years of experience establishing MS laboratories, and extensive publications, as our laboratory director, Paul empowers scientists with reproducible and fit-for-purpose antibodies by ensuring our protein sequencing efforts remain accurate and high throughput. When he’s not wielding the ionization flow, he’s mastering 3D printing.
Zac McDonald, PhD
Zac McDonald, PhDSenior Scientist and Manager of Proteomics Research
Prior to joining Rapid Novor, he led two proteomics facilities at UCT and the Center for Proteomic and Genomic Research in South Africa. Driven to provide high quality, reproducible results for clients’ research and quality assurance needs, Dr. McDonald’s many activities at Rapid Novor include the implementation of lab quality management systems and proteomic assay validation for clinical regulatory use.
Thierry Le Bihan, PhD
Thierry Le Bihan, PhDPrincipal Scientist
Thierry obtained his PhD from Université Laval. With extensive proteomics experience, Thierry leads our polyclonal sequencing efforts and dedicates his time to researching innovative ways to mine the immune system through next generation protein sequencing. Armed with a witty sense of humor, and creative thinking, Thierry is always busy dealing with many projects as he continues to tackle new ways to accelerate protein sequencing.
Kathleen Gorospe
Kathleen GorospeSequencing Team Manager
With a knack for puzzle solving, there is no mAb sequence that Kathleen can’t decode. Armed with a team of dedicated, detail-oriented, fried chicken-loving bioinformatics specialists, she ensures that reported sequences are accurate. Whether the canvas is a piece of paper, a computer screen, or focaccia bread, Kathleen enjoys turning her “WILD®” ideas into art.
Yuning Wang, PhD
Yuning Wang, PhDGrant Programs Manager
Yuning obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from Western University. Her extensive experience in protein structure analysis makes Yuning a terrific scientific writer who thrives in marketing and educational content generation in both English and Mandarin, as well as in grant applications for Rapid Novor’s R&D.
María Carla (MC) Rosales Gerpe, PhD
María Carla (MC) Rosales Gerpe, PhDScientific Liaison
MC dedicates her day to effectively communicating Rapid Novor’s science through grant applications and through educational content generation and knowledge exchange with clients. Ever curious about anything, she has yet to find something she doesn’t want to write or communicate about.
Frank Nemeth, CHRE
Frank Nemeth, CHREHuman Resources Manager
Frank studied at the University of Waterloo (‘94, BA, Honours Political Science and Applied Studies – Personnel Studies Specialization) followed by a successful career in Human Resources helping to grow several leading Canadian tech companies. He is happy to have lived in a time when he could see live-action adaptations of LOTR and his favourite Marvel comics on the big screen!
Don Xu, MD, PhD
Don Xu, MD, PhDClinical Lab Director
Highly experienced in anatomic and clinical pathology, clinical lab operation, biomedical research and biotech development, Don is invested in ensuring clinical regulatory compliance of Rapid Novor’s soon-to-be certified clinical laboratory.

The People Behind our Innovations.

You might not get to meet everyone who works at Rapid Novor. Here’s a few more of the faces who are dedicated to making a lasting impact on life sciences.