Dr. Fredric Abramson, Founder & CEO
Dr. Fredric Abramson formed Golden Thread Technology to harness the power of DNA analysis to lower athletic injury risks. His approach is built around an AI machine learning framework that uses each athlete’s unique genetic blueprint to identify important differences in body structure, nutrition requirements and performance behaviors. The mobile interface provides ongoing, real-time, practical, personalized ongoing collaborative inputs and insights to each athlete’s actions that will lower the risk.
His approach is based on his work as a pioneer in creating artificial intelligence applications to solve health and medical problems. He holds a patent for A System and Method for Evaluating and Providing Nutrigenomic Data, Information and Advice (7877273). This patent covers the use of wireless to match a person’s genetic data with nutrition ingredients to lower the risk of disease.
Dr. Abramson has been an adjunct professor of biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University since 1996. His courses include the Economics of Change in Biotechnology, Creating the Biotechnology Enterprise, and Financial Management in Biotechnology. Previously he held full time faculty appointments at the American University Kogod College of Business and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
Dr. Abramson holds five higher education degrees. These include his Ph.D. in Human Genetics and Population Planning from the University of Michigan, his Master of Science in Management from MIT, where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and his B.A. in mathematical biology from the University of Pennsylvania. His M.S. in Biology is from the University of Rochester and his J.D. is from American University.
Dr. Abramson’s service has been recognized by international bodies. He was the Chair of the Business Section of the Software Publishers Association, and was the designated U.S. representative to the European Union Fifth Framework on NutriGenomics.
Dr. Ruth Abramson, Senior Advisor
Dr. Ruth Abramson is a senior advisor. Dr. Abramson is a clinical professor of Behavior Genetics in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Carolina Medical School. Her prior service includes serving as Chief, Psychiatric Genetic Services at the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute and Director of the Huntington’s Disease Test and Clinical Services Center. Her Ph.D. in Human Genetics is from the University of Michigan, and her A.B. in chemistry is from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Abramson is board certified in Medical Genetics, and was a founding fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics. Dr. Abramson was one of the co-authors on the 2017 study showing two genetic markers related to concussion risk
Michael Bragen, Team Leader Software Development
Mr. Bragen has 30 years’ experience in managing software development. His experience includes nine years with Computer Aid, Inc. as VP Global Marketing and Partner & Alliance Development, and 5 years as Director of Product Management and Consulting Operations for the Software Productivity Research Asia Pacific Corporation in Beijing, China. Michael has his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in industrial economics and information technology management.
Morris Lee, Ph.D., Team Leader Information System Design
Dr. Lee brings 30 years hands-on experience in computer vision, machine learning, and process innovation. He holds 64 U.S. patents in areas such as speech recognition, audio, and computer vision. He was Principal Research Engineer in Engineering Research and Development for Nielsen from 1991 to 2020. Dr. Lee’s 1991 Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics is from Harvard University. He also has an M.S. mathematics and physics and his B.S. in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Deborah Mannia, Esq, Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Ms. Mannia has over 25 years’ experience in business and technology law. She cofounded the International Trade Association in 1986 and served as Chairman of the Board and President in the 1987-1996 period. She then served as general counsel to IPC Communication Service through 2005 when she formed her own law firm to serve as fractional general
counsel to various technology companies. Her law degree is from Santa Clara University School of Law, with her undergraduate degree from San Jose State University.
Bindiya Moorjani, Ph.D., Team Leader Laboratory Services
Dr. Moorjani’s Ph.D. in biomedical sciences is from the Munt Sinai School of Medicine. She followed that with work in the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Program in Biotechnology Enterprise. She also holds a M.S. in Biopsychology from the City University of New York and her B.A. in Psychology and Experimental Research from the University of Bombay. Dr. Moorjani’s experience includes postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and work as a news journalist for News India. Dr. Moorjani is on 9 scientific publications.
Anitha Moorthy, Ph.D., Team Leader Program Development
Dr. Moorthy’s Ph.D. in infectious disease is from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also holds her M.S. in Epidemiology from the Harvard University School of Public Health and her B.S. in Biology from Binghamton University. Her professional experience includes designing and implementing health programs in resource-poor settings, and developing health program solutions based on human-centered design and systems thinking. Her work includes designing nutrition workshops for Ved Living, providing program development support the Overseas. Development Institute, and serving as technical advisor to a reproductive, maternal & child health program in Ghana, and two years at the National Institute of Health’s NCI and NIAID.
John Yaworsky, Team Leader Media Development
Mr. Yaworsky brings over 25 years hands-on experience in film production, content and digital marketing, and advertising. He is owner, director and executive producer of Nimble Digital Media, an award winning production company in Chicago that provides media solutions to major corporations. He is an adjunct professor at the DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media. John receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute.