Our Team

Our expert team will happily hop on a phone or video call to answer questions, give advice, and troubleshoot! Ask us about:

  • Tissue processing best practices
  • Setting up or troubleshooting devices
  • Protocols for specific applications or tissue types
  • Grant submission support

Kwanghun is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT. His lab has pioneered the development of novel tools for exploring biological systems, including CLARITY, SWITCH, MAP, SHIELD, and eFLASH. He was the recipient of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the 2016 NIH New Innovator Award, the 2016 Mcknight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, the 2015 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering Award, the 2015 NARSAD Young Investigator Award, the 2014 Yumin Award for Creativity, the 2014 Searle Scholars Award, and the 2012 BWF Career Award at the Scientific Interface.

Joe has 30 years of global financial leadership experience in diverse industries including SaaS, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. He provides key support in business strategy, business management and operations, and financial planning, among other areas. Joe received his BSBA from Boston University and his MBA from the Columbia Business School.

Rhie co-founded LifeCanvas Technologies in June 2017. She brings 14 years of experience building cross-functional teams, bringing new products and services to market and expanding partnerships globally. Rhie received a BS in International Studies from Ewha Women’s University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Jeff is leading the development of the SmartSPIM imaging system. He has extensive experience in microscope and acquisition software design. He received his BS in Physics from ASU, his PhD in Bioengineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and completed post-doctoral training in Neuroscience at UNC.

Ji is leading the development of the Megatome tissue sectioning system. She has comprehensive experience in precision mechanics and the design of electromechanical and optomechanical systems. She received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and conducted postdoctoral research at MIT.

Cora is developing our automated image analysis pipeline, enabling customers to gain detailed quantitative insights. She is an expert in the application of AI and machine learning to biological data. She received her BS in Mathematics from the University of Chicago, her PhD in Neuroscience from Stanford University, and completed post-doctoral research in Neuroscience at Columbia University, where she studied the dynamics of neural signals and their interaction with motor control behavior.

Brian is developing tools to maximize the applicable scope of our technologies. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and conducted postdoctoral training at McGill University. In his research career, Brian has developed technologies to increase experimental throughput and provide new ways of analyzing samples.

Hsuan is leading the development of the MegaSPIM imaging system. He has extensive experience in optical microscope design and applications. He received both his BS and MS in Physics from National Taiwan University, and his PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University.

Zach has a deep knowledge of the operation and design of LifeCanvas products from clearing and labeling to imaging with SmartSPIM. He received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and his ME in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University with a focus on biomechanics.

Nick focuses on the development of new imaging technologies, bringing his extensive experience in electromechanical prototyping and volumetric imaging. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and spent 5 years at MIT as a Research Engineer.

Aparna primarily works on CRO projects at LifeCanvas, and also contributes to antibody validations, R&D, and other lab and business functions. She received her BE in Instrumentation Technology in India and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Leah specializes in wet lab sample processing and light sheet imaging for LifeCanvas CRO. She received her BSE and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa.

Beck provides technical support and coordinates demos for our SmartBatch+, SmartClear II Pro, and SmartLabel systems. They also process samples for our CRO division and can answer questions about protocols. They received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Joe assists with the design, manufacture and installation of SmartSPIM systems. He received a BS in Construction Engineering and MS in Urban Planning from Virginia Tech.

Chris provides engineering support for device design, manufacturing, fulfillment, and quality control on LifeCanvas clearing and labeling devices. He also provides pre- and post-sales support for new and existing device users with his technical sales experience. Chris received his BS in Biomedical Engineering and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Gaia focuses on processing samples for LifeCanvas CRO. She received a BS in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in Neuroscience from Brown University.

Abby implements CRO lab organization systems and keeps the lab in working order. She also assists with experiments running through LifeCanvas’ CRO pipeline. Abby received a BA in Physics and Dance from Kenyon College.

Aman works on research, development, and manufacturing of tissue processing products. He also manages CRO projects and product demos. Aman received a BS in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Biomaterials from Case Western Reserve University.