Building the future of ROME

At ROME, our dedication to innovation shows up in everything we do, from the lab bench to our company culture.

We Romans love the joy of pioneering a new frontier in biology and the challenge of unlocking a new class of therapeutics for cancer, autoimmune disease and more.

While our name pays homage to the spirit of innovation in ancient Rome, today our team of intrepid explorers is building the next iteration of ROME — with the vision of unlocking a vast new area of therapeutic possibility.

We are collaborative, curious, bold and driven. Above all else, we are passionate about illuminating the dark genome to improve the lives of patients.

Looking to join us on our mission?

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Our core values

Be Bold

We explore fearlessly.

Deliver Excellence

We execute strategically and with utmost integrity.

Care Deeply

We bring passion and empathy to our work every day.

"What I love about ROME is that we are all explorers pushing the boundaries in a field that people are just starting to consider with respect to therapeutic options. I was drawn to work here because of this novel science and its unexplored possibilities." Liyang Diao, Director, Data Science
"While all three of ROME's core values resonate greatly with me, if I had to choose a favorite, it would be 'Care Deeply.' This is a perfect word reflecting a uniqueness in a ROME’s culture - empathy, compassion, and genuine concern for others, which includes our patients, colleagues, and communities." Alive Xiao, Director, Program Management
“I came to ROME because I wanted to be part of a team that believes in strong scientific rigor, keeps a pulse on the company culture and is bold in its mission to help patients.” Sarah Knutson, Senior Director, Early Discovery

Meet the Romans

Liyang Liyang
LiyangDirector, Data Science
Liyang's past passions (before becoming a parent) include running, rock climbing and playing video games. She also once came in second in an impromptu mall hula-hooping competition.
Nicole Nicole
NicolePrincipal Research Associate
Nicole likes to play in the garden and hang upside down practicing trapeze and lyra. She had dreadlocks for over two years, and once worked as a bartender in NYC.
Megan Megan
MeganScientist II
Megan is a former circus performer who currently stays active playing soccer and skiing. She also enjoys traveling, watching tv, petting furry creatures, and takes pub trivia a little too seriously.
Alive Alive
AliveDirector, Program Management – Early Development
Alive enjoys hiking and exploring new places. She lived previously in Europe and Asia. The photo shown here was taken in Rome, Italy.
Nick Nick
NickSenior Director, IP Counsel
Nick is an avid runner and eight-time marathoner! He also loves music and can't pass a record store without doing some crate-digging to add some vinyl to his collection, which numbers in the thousands.
Ozgur Ozgur
OzgurPrincipal Scientist
Ozgur loves cooking. Unlike doing experiments, he does not follow a recipe, which results in creative dishes that cannot be reproduced.
Monika Monika
MonikaExecutive Business Partner
If Monika could be any animal, she would be an eagle so she could watch the world from above.
Jared Jared
JaredScientist II
Jared’s secret talent is his ability to solve a Rubik’s cube. He also loves spending time at the beach.
Sarah Sarah
SarahSenior Director, Early Discovery
Sarah is in her happy place when baking fresh loaves of sourdough, buttery scones and other treats.
Erika Erika
ErikaChief of Staff, Head of Operations
Erika loves being active outdoors, including hiking, running & biking. She also enjoys engaging in service and combines these activities as a volunteer instructor for the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Mike Mike
MikeAssociate Director, BD & Corporate Strategy
Mike enjoys running (finished his 2nd marathon in NYC in November), reading (especially anything from Brandon Sanderson) and board games (chess, Catan, etc.)
Wilson Wilson
WilsonSenior Data Scientist
When Wilson isn't obsessing over his cats, he enjoys cooking projects and hikes.
Rebecca Rebecca
RebeccaAssociate Director, Human Resources
Rebecca loves cooking, food and traveling and tries to combine these passions as much as possible. Her most recent trip was to Gibraltar where a wild monkey jump onto her while on top of a rock!
Nisha Nisha
NishaSenior Director, Preclinical Development & Clinical Pharmacology
Nisha hails from Puerto Rico, loves warm weather and the beach. She enjoys traveling with her family including her giant poodle.
Harry Harry
HarrySenior Director, Medicinal Chemistry
Harry is an unabashed fan of Yacht Rock and a lover of entertainment. He enjoys going to concerts, broadway shows, museums and movies.
Simon Simon
SimonPrincipal Data Scientist
Simon likes playing board games and basketball. Recently he is spending more free time cycling and reading.
Mike Mike
Mike’s secret talent is his trivia knowledge. He’s also a huge soccer and rugby fan.
Yuri Yuri
YuriAssociate Director, Cheminformatics
Yuri has three children and in his rare spare time, he enjoys gardening, fishing, cooking, reading historical novels and playing sports like tennis, golf and soccer.
Deena Deena
DeenaScientist I, Biology
Deena loves snowboarding, cooking, and traveling with her family. She is always exploring new areas of Boston and checking out new restaurants whenever she can!
Cedric Cedric
CedricData Scientist II
Cedric likes 3-dan go, an Asian strategy game he's been playing since high school. He regularly goes to indie rock concerts and would love to hike the 22-mile Kalaulau trail in Kauai.
Ethan Ethan
EthanLab Operations Associate
In Ethan’s free time he enjoys woodworking and reading. He also loves running and all things outdoors – you’ll be hard pressed not to find him skiing in the winter and wake surfing in the summer!
Brittney Brittney
BrittneyExecutive Business Partner
Brittney is an avid reader. She enjoys taking road trips with family and has driven down the East Coast three times. In her free time, she loves to run and spin.
Ariele Ariele
ArieleDirector, Structural Biology
Ariele runs every day in any weather, averaging just shy of 6000 miles per year. He has a wonderful family consisting of his wife and two kids.

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Why work here?

We want our employees to thrive in all aspects of life, professionally and beyond. At ROME, we value health, well-being and benefits that support a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about what we offer:

Health & Well-being
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Flexible work approach
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • 12 weeks of parental leave
  • Employer HSA Contributions
  • Employee assistance program
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Community & charitable involvement
  • Commitment to equity, diversity & inclusion
  • Member of Life Science Cares & MassBio
Financial Compensation
  • Competitive salary, annual bonus & equity
  • Transportation, parking and cell phone subsidies
  • Life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match

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