Kelly Londy - CEO & Operational Executive, Board of Directors
Kelly Londy is the Chief Executive Officer and Operational Executive, Board of Directors for Lumicell. She brings over 25 years of experience in the medical device field including nine years of practical and clinical experience in radiography. As a Six Sigma Blackbelt she leads the business with analytics, passion for innovation, and patient-focused solutions. Londy was the Chief Operating Officer at Accuray where she provided end-to-end leadership across all customer facing activities, from product development through customer adoption, education, and service. Londy joined Accuray in 2011 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining Accuray, Londy served as Vice President and General Manager of Molecular Imaging, at GE Healthcare North America, optimizing multi-business strategy with a focus on value proposition for improved cost, quality, and access to new technologies. Previously Londy held multiple leadership roles at Philips Healthcare North America including, Vice President and General Manager. Londy began her career as a radiographer and manager at the University of Michigan.
W. David Lee - President & Chief Scientific Officer
David was the founding CEO of Lumicell and is now the Chief Scientific Officer. After creating T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ TTOO) he returned to the MIT Koch Institute to develop new technology that would address breast cancer which was responsible of his wife’s death. Lumicell is the embodiment of that goal. David has over 35 years of experience translating innovation into commercial successes. As a senior vice president and managing director at Arthur D. Little (ADL), he directed the technology and product development division, one of three major ADL business lines, and personally managed over 50 development and commercialization programs during his tenure. David and his associates taught product development and commercialization skills to Fortune 500 companies including ABB, General Electric, Carrier and Analog Devices. He has a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed the intensive Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Jorge Ferrer Ph.D. - Senior Vice President of Research & Development
Jorge leads the company's research and development efforts including planning and overseeing the work with Lumicell’s academic collaborators, managing pre-clinical and clinical studies, and communicating and reporting to the FDA. During his post-doctoral with Dr. Moungi Bawendi at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he developed the prototype of the Lumicell imaging system and conducted the proof-of-concept experiments in mice and dogs. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez in Biological Engineering, and a B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to his post-graduate studies, Jorge worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer in the sensors and controls industry at Texas Instruments.
Felix Geissler MD, Ph.D. - Chief Medical Officer
As the CMO, Felix is a key member of the Senior Executive team and works closely with the R&D and Marketing teams to develop the overall business strategy and direction for the organization. In addition, he drives the clinical vision and direction for the company. Prior to joining Lumicell Felix had various roles within Sanofi Genzyme. Most recently he was the medical head for the oncology department and prior to that he was stationed in Tokyo as the CMO for the Asia-Pacific Region. Prior to Sanofi, Felix worked for Novartis and BMS in various capacities. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, Felix was a transplant surgeon at the UW Hospital in Madison, WI. He received his surgical training at the University of Leipzig, Germany where his focus was hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. During this time, he established a molecular research laboratory to identify circulating tumor cells. Felix received his MD from the Technical University of Munich and his PhD from the University of Tubingen. During his academic tenure, he has published over 30 articles and several book chapters.
David Strasfeld Ph.D. - Director, Research and Development
David is developing the next generation of Lumicell imaging devices for clinical use, pursuing new indications for the Lumicell technology and ensuring regulatory compliance throughout the development process. David holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in chemistry and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in physical chemistry. David joined Lumicell following time spent as a post-doctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the lab of Moungi Bawendi. David has co-authored over 20 journal articles and reviews in the fields of biophysics, molecular spectroscopy and fluorescence microscopy.