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 leads 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 postdoctoral training in Neuroscience at UNC.
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.
Ji leads 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.
Ming leads LifeCanvas’ data management and software engineering efforts. His experience includes designing robust systems, building advanced data engineering pipelines, and developing full stack web applications in both academic and industrial settings. Ming received his PhD in Computer Science and Genomic Science from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and conducted postdoctoral research at MIT and Harvard.
Silvia spearheads marketing and communications strategy and execution for LifeCanvas, including events, web content, social media, and celebrating user success. They received a BA in Integrative Biology from Harvard University.
Brian develops 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.
Webster develops tools and algorithms for automated image analysis. He has extensive experience in applying computer vision and machine learning techniques for biological image analysis, and has a deep understanding of tissue-hydrogel transformation for tissue clearing. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech, and both his MS in Chemical Engineering Practice and PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT.
Brandon develops the tools and models of our analytical pipeline. He brings a wealth of experience utilizing machine learning for modeling brain function via neuroimaging and neurophysiological modalities. Brandon received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Brandeis University, his MA in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University, and his BA in Psychology from Monmouth University.
Hsuan leads 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.
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.
Chris provides technical consultation to LifeCanvas customers to enable their science and empower their success. He has 10 years of experience implementing customer success strategies in the life sciences industry. He conducted postdoctoral work at the University of California Berkeley in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, and received his PhD at the University of Toronto in the Department of Biochemistry.
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.
Ben analyzes CRO data outputs and programs LifeCanvas R&D and IT applications. He also spearheads customer-driven data analyses and collaborations with biopharmaceutical and academic researchers. Ben received his BS in Computational Biology from Carnegie Mellon University and has worked in bioinformatics for over half a decade.
Kaitlyn works on the development and expansion of our tissue processing and imaging pipeline, as well as generating and quantifying 3D image data. She has several years of research experience in biochemistry and neurobiology, and received her BS in Neuroscience from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Nelton Correia works on reagent and buffer production, order fulfillment, inventory, and shipping. He received a degree in Computer Networking & Information Science from the Network Technology Academy Institute.