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Leadership Team

Sean Caffey, MD

SEAN CAFFEY, MD
Co-Founder and Chairman

Sean Caffey has over ten years of experience with medical device and drug delivery startup companies in ophthalmology and neurosciences. He holds an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business and MD from USC Keck School of Medicine. Sean previously worked as the Director of Business Development at the USC / Caltech Engineering Research Center for Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems (BMES) where he recruited 18 medical and pharma companies to join the USC Medical School's BMES center since 2003. While on staff at the USC Keck School of Medicine and the USC Department of Biomedical Engineering, he was a part time employee for the US Army’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) where he represented the US Department of Defense to select and assist in commercializing innovative biomedical technologies for troops abroad.

 

Mark Humayun

MARK HUMAYUN, MD, PhD
Co-Founder

Mark Humayun is a world-renowned inventor; Director of a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Engineering Research Center at the University of Southern California (USC) and Caltech for biomimetic devices (microelectronic devices that interface in humans, http://bmes-erc.usc.edu) and member of National Academies Institute of Medicine.  Dr. Humayun has nearly 200 peer reviewed publications and 100 patents. Dr. Humayun has a long track record of commercializing technologies including Second Sight, Neovista, and InnoRx.
 
Yu-Chong Tai

YU-CHONG TAI, PhD
Co-Founder

Yu-Chong Tai is the Chairman of Electrical Engineering and a Professor of Electrical and Bioengineering Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He has more than 200 technical articles in the field and is the pioneer for MEMS and Biomes field at Berkeley and Caltech.