Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhDChairman of Advisory Board
Dr. Gambhir is the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor in Cancer Research, Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and a professor by courtesy in the departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He serves as the Director of the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) and Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. Internationally regarded as a leader in the field of molecular imaging with over 500 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Gambhir has received numerous prestigious international awards and in 2008 was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has over 40 patents pending or granted and has played a major role in obtaining reimbursement for FDG PET from the Centers for Medicare and Medical Services.
Aruna Gambhir, MS, MBAChief Executive Officer
Executive with over 25 years experience in sales, marketing, PR, engineering and operations. Ms. Gambhir has successfully managed several large scale technology projects and teams. She was recruited during startup phase of Siebel Systems where she was a key contributor to it's growth to a Fortune 500 company. Prior to Siebel, she was an early employee at Gain Technology which was acquired by Sybase. Her experience spans startups, academia, non profit foundations and advocacy groups. Ms. Gambhir has a BA in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley, MS in Computer Science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from UCLA.
Shahriar Yaghoubi, PhD, MBAChief Technology Officer
Dr. Yaghoubi has over 20 years of pre-clinical and clinical research expertise in molecular imaging, pharmacology, oncology and immunotherapy. He has published several peer reviewed imaging research papers and was co-editor of a book on molecular imaging with reporter genes. Dr. Yaghoubi has collaborated and managed industry sponsored R&D projects and is Principle Investigator of several NIH grant funded research programs. Dr. Yaghoubi has successfully obtained FDA INDs and managed multiple imaging clinical trials. He has a BS in Biomedical Engineering, PhD from UCLA and an MBA from San Jose State.
Sam Quezada, MBAChief Operating Officer
Mr. Quezada has over 30 years experience in startups and high growth companies. Most recently he managed IP and corporate relations at MIPS Stanford. He has served in executive roles in various hardware companies managing operations, support, finance, QA, marketing and business development. His focus on customer needs and translation of the needs to product delivery led to successful exits in startups. He obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Stanford.