Tillman Gerngross

Co-Founder & Chairman at Ankyra

Dr. Gerngross is co-founder and Chairman of Ankyra. Dr. Gerngross is a founder, director and executive officer of numerous biotechnology companies. He is a co-founder of Adimab, LLC and has served as its Chief Executive Officer and as a director since 2007. He is also a co-founder and Chairman of Avitide, Inc. since August 2012, a co-founder and Chairman of Alector, Inc. since September 2017, a co-founder, President, and Chairman of Amagma, Inc. since August 2019 and a co-founder, President, and CEO of Adagio Therapeutics, Inc. since June 2020.

Dr. Gerngross is currently a Venture Partner at SV Life Sciences Advisors, LLC, which he joined in 2006. Dr. Gerngross co-founded GlycoFi, Inc. and served as its Chief Scientific Officer from 2000 to 2006 until it was acquired by Merck & Company, Inc. Dr. Gerngross currently teaches at the Thayer School of Engineering, at Dartmouth College, where he has taught since 1998. Dr. Gerngross received a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Technical University of Vienna.


  • Co-Founder & Chairman

    Current role

  • President & Co-Founder