W. David Lee

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer


David Lee founded Lumicell in 2008 and has over 35 years of experience translating innovation into commercial successes. After losing his wife to breast cancer, David set on a life goal to change the care of cancer. Lumicell is the embodiment of that goal. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Koch Institute, he developed new technology that would become the Lumicell Direct Visualization System. Prior to founding Lumicell, David served as founding CEO of T2 BioSystems and served in various consulting roles. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Arthur D. Little, where he directed the technology and product development division, and managed over 50 development and commercialization programs. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed the intensive Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.