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 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.
As a cofounder, Alex joined Senseer in 2017.
Alex received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas in 2013, where he focused on analog circuit design and worked to develop high-temperature, wide bandgap power electronics for military and industrial applications. He then attended the University of Southern California, where he received his MS in 2015 and his PhD in biomedical engineering in 2018. Alex’s work at USC focused on developing novel polymer sensors for chronic implantation in the human body, and he invented several new sensors for use in cerebrospinal fluid as well as novel wireless technology.
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.