We're proud of the talented people in our company. What we're building is incredibly difficult and would not be possible without our team of scientists and operators.
Balaji Sridhar, PhD, CEO
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado
BS Chemical-Biological Engineering, MIT
9 years of experience in biotechnology research including microscopy, polymer fabrication, and organic chemistry verification. Dr. Sridhar has worked as a researcher at MIT’s Langer Lab and for Chevron Corporation. He completed his Ph.D. in renowned tissue engineer Kristi Anseth's Lab.
Nanxi Liu, CFO
BS Business Administration and BA Political Economy,
University of California, Berkeley
Named Forbes 30 Under 30 and Fortune's "Most Promising Female Entrepreneur of 2015". She co-founded and serves as CEO of Enplug, a leading digital signage software company. She has previously worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. She serves as an advisory board member of Covington Capital Management ($2 billion AUM).
Alexander Kislukhin, PhD, Senior Scientist
PhD Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
MS Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Kislukhin is an accomplished scientist with 14 years of experience in biotech. He was a National Cancer Institute Graduate Fellow and worked under Dr. Roger Tsien (2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner). He has been published in 11 peer-reviewed publications including Nature Materials.
Stephen Grant, VP Sales
Naval Architecture and Officer Training, Lundeburg Maritime Academy
Stephen has held leadership roles in sales and business development for 14 years in the life sciences. Previously, he served as Vice President of the Americas in Sales and Marketing for Bioquell, Vice President-Acting President for Polestar Technologies, and Director of Sales of YSI Life Sciences Division. He has served as President of the New England Scientific Manufacturers Association and advisor to the Chairman of California Science and Engineering Corporation.
Jacob Heaps, Research Scientist
BA Chemistry, Lake Forest College (IL)
Jacob has 4 years of experience in nanotechnology, including R&D, Product Development, and Production. He's the co-author of a patent application currently in the legal process. He also spent a year with AmeriCorps in social service.
Mark Tibbitt, PhD, CTO
Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT
PhD Chemical and Biological Engineering,
University of Colorado, Boulder
BA Integrated Science and Mathematics,
8 years of research experience, with emphasis on hydrogels and microparticles. Dr. Tibbitt has conducted research for Hollings Marine Laboratory and NASA. His research was awarded at the World Biomaterials Congress in 2012.
Oyvind Hatlevik, PhD, Lead Chemist
Postdoctoral Researcher, Colorado School of Mines
PhD Inorganic Chemistry, University of Utah
BS Chemistry, Texas Lutheran University
As a postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Hatlevik worked on synthesizing composite membranes for hydrogen production and carbon dioxide capture. His two most recent publications are:
-Absorption rate hypothesis for the increase in H2 permeability of palladium-silver (Pd-Ag) membranes caused by air oxidation (International Journal of Hydrogen Energy)
-Enhancement of the Magnetic Ordering Temperature and Air Stability of a Mixed Valent Vanadium Hexacyanochromate(III) Magnet to 99 °C (372 K) (Advanced Materials)
John Janczy, PhD, Lead Immunologist
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Ph.D. Immunology, University of Iowa
B.S. Biology, Colorado Mesa University
Dr. Janczy has over 6 years of experience in inflammation and immunology research. His work has focused primarily on pathogen recognition and the modulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. Two of his most recent publications are: “Immune complexes inhibit IL-1 secretion and inflammasome activation” (Journal of Immunology) and “Mitochondrial cardiolipin is required for Nlrp3 inflammasome activation” (Immunity).
Peter Matheu, PhD, Business Development
PhD Applied Physics, University of California, Berkeley
MS Applied Physics, University of California, San Diego
BS Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University
Dr. Matheu has over 10 years of research experience in applied physics and nanotechnology. His academic background and doctoral work blends a multi-disciplinary approach to research challenges. He completed the Management of Technology program at the Haas School of Business during his graduate studies at UC Berkeley.
Annie Wang, Business Development
BA Economics, Vanderbilt University
Annie's has worked at Google, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, the Vanderbilt University Endowment, and VentureCapital.org.