Experienced Leadership Team

Sascha Lee, PhD, MBA - Chief Executive Officer

Before joining Senseer in 2017, Sascha founded KYNEA Consulting in 2015, with focus and strategy consulting for companies such as GE Healthcare, Pfizer, Moderna Therapeutics and Juno. He is also the cofounder and former Chief Scientific Officer at Sanguine Biosciences, where he led the scientific development of the company, including sourcing, evaluating, and executing collaborations. Within the first five years of operations, the company grew to >30 employees and $5 million in revenues.

Sascha earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from UCLA (2007), and received his MBA from USC (2011), where he focused on marketing and entrepreneurship. He also holds an M.S. in genetics and a B.S. in biology from the J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

Tuan Hoang, PhD - Chief Operating Officer

Tuan cofounded Senseer in 2017. In 2010, he also cofounded Fluid Synchromy, a medtech venture that is developing and commercializing wirelessly controlled, implantable micropumps. Since 2006, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Tuan 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.

Dan Merill, PhD - Chief Technology Officer

With over 30 years of medtech engineering experience, Dan's passion is centered about engineering approaches to restoring function in the compromised nervous system. By integrating experience in functional electrical stimulation of excitable tissue, electrical engineering, animal physiology, in vivo experimentation, experimental electrochemistry, and tissue engineering to the control and recording of excitable tissue, he drives system development and clinical delivery for the treatment of neurological disorders.
As Chief Clinical Scientist at Ripple he   led the development and clinical delivery of novel neurotechnology products, while - as VP, technical Affairs - at the Alfred Mann Foundation - Dan work on the artificial pancreas as  well as  on Implantable Myoelectric Sensors (IMES). 

Ellis Meng, PhD - Chief Scientific Officer

Ellis Meng is a Professor of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California and the Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  

In 2004, she founded the Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory which conducts research on biocompatible polymer technology and micromachining, sensors and actuators, microfluidics, and implantable and biomedical microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Her honors include the NSF CAREER award, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Early Career Award, 2009 TR35 Young Innovator Under 35, Viterbi Early Career Chair, ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, AIMBE Fellow, and IEEE Fellow. Ellis serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering and Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering. 

She received the B.S. degree in engineering and applied science and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena.