Tuan Hoang – Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Tuan Hoang received his B.S. degree in biological sciences from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena . As a doctoral graduate student in the Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program for Neuroscience at UCLA, Tuan focused on applying neuroengineering principles for the study of neurodegeneration and neurorepair through the use of animal models. Since 2006, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. At USC, he also holds a part-time Co-Directorship of the USC-Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program to assist university-oriented startup companies and part-time lectureship in two undergraduate/graduate courses in biomimetic neuroengineering implants and medical device designs and innovation.

Ellis Meng, Ph.D. – Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer

Ellis Meng received her B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She pursued her graduate studies in Electrical Engineering, receiving her M.S. and her Ph.D. at the same institution. Currently she is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and heads the Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory at the University of Southern California. She has received the National Science Foundation Early Career Award and the Wallace H. Coulter Early Career Translational Research Award. She was recognized as one of the TR35 Technology Review 35 Young Innovators Under 35 in 2009.