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Moshe Pritsker, Ph.D.

CEO, Co-Founder

Dr. Pritsker developed the JoVE idea based on his deep familiarity with current problems in biological research, acquired through more than 10 years of work in this area. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Results of his research on stem cells, genomics, bioinformatics and HIV have been published in leading scientific journals (PNAS, JBC, Genome Research and Biochemistry) as well as in patent applications. Prior to co-founding JoVE, Dr. Pritsker held the position of post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. He lives in Melrose, Massachusetts, and enjoy spending his free time with his family and going deep-sea fishing.

Steve Altieri

Steven Altieri, M.A.

Vice President of Sales

Steve is the longest-tenured member of the sales department, having joined JoVE in 2012.

He has sold into every market that JoVE covers and opened the APAC sales office in Melbourne, Australia in 2014. He reports seeing many kangaroos. He has returned to the US, and is currently serving as Vice President of Sales.

Steve is a 2002 graduate of Holy Cross and holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern. He lives in East Boston, and in his spare time you can find him on his bike or behind a book.


Justin Cherny, Ph.D.

Vice President of Operations

Justin Cherny holds an interdisciplinary doctorate in the fields of biology and computer science. Since 2013, Dr. Cherny has been working for JoVE, the first and only peer-reviewed scientific video journal, focused on increasing reproducibility by publishing experimental methods. After becoming vice president of operations in 2017, Dr. Cherny took oversight of JoVE’s editorial, video and information technology teams. Previously, he was a JoVE review editor, a user engagement specialist, and a project manager. During his doctoral research on protein translation initiation and quality assessment of peptide searching algorithms, he became fascinated with scientific reproducibility/repeatability. His current role at JoVE allows him to express this passion. A lifelong New Englander, he lives with his wife in the Greater Boston Area.


Josephine Pascuccio

Director of Human Resources

Josephine brings over 10 years of human resources professional experience to JoVE. Her expertise is in organizational development, employee training, employee relations, leadership and management coaching. After completing her business management degree, Josephine has worked over the past 16 years helping small technology businesses grow to become profitable and successful companies.

Josephine enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and most of all, her two daughters. She enjoys outdoor activities such as running, hiking, picnics and snowboarding. Her favorite place to visit is the mountains in North Conway, NH.


Dipesh Navani, Ph.D.

Director of Production

Dipesh completed his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Saint John’s University, New York under the guidance of Byron C. Yoburn. As a doctoral candidate he worked in an interdisciplinary lab studying opioid pharmacology using behavioral, biochemical, and analytical approaches. In July 2014, Dipesh joined the JoVE Science Education team as a Science Writer, and since then he has been promoted twice to his current position as the Director of Production. He believes that STEM education for college students can benefit tremendously from JoVE’s video format, and this in turn will inspire future generation of researchers and innovators.

Avital Braiman, Ph.D.

Director of Editorial

Avital received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University. Her research focused on DNA separation by optically directed transport and surface electrophoresis. Avital joined JoVE in 2012. She is excited to take part in advancing scientific publishing to a new and innovative frontier via video publication.


Mark Ingram

Director of Sales - EMEA

Originally from Glasgow, Mark swapped the sunny and clementine shores of Scotland for the US to play collegiate ice hockey. After he 'hung up the skates', Mark Joined JoVE in 2013, working out of the Cambridge HQ as an Account Manager. 

Following successful campaigns in the US, he headed back to the UK to open JoVE's first international office in London. JoVE's European office has since grown from a small team of three employees to a team of eight. In 2015 they were successful in securing the largest account in JoVE's history.

In his spare time you can occasionally find him on an ice rink acting out his glory days at college, although these days he is much more interested in collecting obscure vinyl records.


Melissa Rijkers

Director of Sales - APAC


Melissa started in JoVE as an account manager at the end of 2014, when we opened the Melbourne office. She was promoted to the management position one year later in September 2015. In 2016, the Melbourne office had a record breaking year, blowing far past their sales target, and inspiring the rest of the JoVE team by their success.

She was born from an Indonesian mother and a Dutch father and knows five languages; Indonesian, Malay, English, French, and Dutch. Travelling is her passion, but besides traveling she also loves watching neo-noir movies or shows, reading, singing, and trying any good cocktail bars.


Eran Zait

Director of Sales - Americas

Eran joined JoVE in 2016 as Strategic Account Manager, tasked with finding new pathways in academic sales, and today he leads the sales team in the US, Japan and the corporate sales to pharma & biotech companies.

Eran loves sports, especially basketball and riding his bicycles, and he enjoys traveling with his family and listing to music - almost any kind of music.
Eran holds B.A and M.B.A, but keeps learning something new every day...