Jesse Cortez PhD, Automation Lead

Jesse Cortez

Jesse is the Automation Lead for Enable Biosciences with a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from UC Berkeley. His synthetic experience led him to his post-doctoral work at UCSF where he synthesized antagonists for nuclear hormone receptors giving him experience in biochemistry, mass spectrometry and protein binding. At Enable Biosciences, he uses his broad scientific background to work on various new challenges that emerge, such as assay automation. When not working in the lab, he can be found performing musical theater around the Bay Area

David Gebhart, Engineer Process Development and Quality Systems

David Gebhart

David is an experienced researcher and engineer with a background in quality, manufacturing, and data management. His broad background has included roles at start-up and established companies; developing technologies, improving documentation, and optimizing processes for increased scale. David earned his bachelor’s degree from Olin College of Engineering which focuses on interdisciplinary engineering and project based learning.


Kenneth Danh, Scientist

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Kenneth joined the lab in Spring 2018 as a research associate. He received a bachelor's degree from the department of biology at UC San Diego. His background experience includes the coordinating and conducting of experiments in clinical and preclinical research, maintaining regulatory compliance, and general lab management.

Noemi Fonseca, Research Associate

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Noemi is one of the newest Research Associates for Enable Biosciences members. She received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the college of Science and Mathematics at CSU Fresno. Her background experience includes working for the USDA-ARS and UC Berkeley as a Biological Laboratory Technician and UC Davis as a Research Associate. When off work, she can be found running around the Bay.