Leadership

Dedicated To Making Granular Brain Data Accessible
Leadership

 

At Diagnostic Biochips, we hypothesize that one of the barriers to advancing our understanding of the brain is the lack of appropriately scaled and widely applicable tools to study structures at the neural network level and we are determined to fix this. Armed with more than a dozen granted and pending patents, our team is developing and providing tools for interfacing with the brain at the network level to accelerate the pace of innovation over the coming decade.

Our mission is to develop tools that are so simple and scalable that they fade into the background so scientists are able to focus on the complex work of decoding the brain. We aim to help drive innovation towards better therapies and cures for a spectrum of neurological diseases and disorders.

Founder and CTO

Brian Jamieson

Brian Jamieson founded Diagnostic Biochips (DBC) in 2013 to drive groundbreaking advances in understanding the brain through the development of advanced neural interfacing systems. His 20 years of engineering expertise in hardware-oriented R&D includes applying micro- and nano-technology to challenging problems in medicine, biology, and science. Prior to DBC, Brian was President of SBM (Scientific & Biomedical Microsystems), an engineering services and R&D firm, which he founded in 2006. Before SBM, Brian was a Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) Group Leader for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he worked on instrument miniaturization for unmanned space missions and initiated a lab-on-a-chip (LOAC) program to develop microfluidic platforms for space-based assays and astronaut health monitoring.

Brian currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Maryland Science Center, as an industry advisor to the Georgetown Graduate Program in Physics, and on review panels for NASA, the NIH, and the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. He earned both a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and completed his B.S. in Physics at Yale University. Brian earned a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics in rowing and is a Board member and past president of CRAB (Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating), an organization that teaches people with disabilities how to sail.

President and CEO

Greg Alden

Greg Alden’s 25-year career has been built on optimizing data communications to solve big problems, from the early broadband internet in the early 90’s, the introduction of data to mobile communications, and most recently within the human brain. Greg joined Diagnostic Biochips (DBC) in mid-2018 as an advisor and became President and CEO in early 2019, bringing a wealth of business expertise and with his own diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2009, a personal drive to pioneer next-generation medical devices and therapies for neurological diseases and disorders. He is responsible for leading DBC’s mission to create a common approach to capture and leverage brain data in a standardized, highly repeatable and measurable way.

Previously, Greg served as CEO and Founder of Enclave Data. Before that, he was CEO and Founder of RIFT, a leader in network automation, as well as a founding member of Movik Networks. From 1992 to 2008, Greg was instrumental in building two companies that were ultimately acquired by Cisco: Compatible Systems Corporation, followed by Starent Networks. Between these two endeavors, Greg also spent seven years at Cisco holding several senior positions including a role as a founder of Cisco’s U.S. Mobile Operations which his team grew to over $1B in revenue in just over two years. Greg is the co-author of several patents in the areas of networking and virtualization, and spends his free time with his five kids or participating in triathlons and offshore sailing.

Vice President, Product Development

Fan Wu

Fan Wu is a biomedical and electrical engineer with more than 10 years of experience in design, micro-fabrication and testing of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) for biomedical applications. As VP of Product Development at Diagnostic Biochips, he is focused on innovating the field of advanced implantable sensors. Fan has published 15 scientific journals and holds three patents related to his doctoral thesis, which was focused on designing implantable devices with integrated nano-photonics and circuits to map brain functions with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution.

Throughout his career, Fan has achieved recognition in the form of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Fellowship award, Best Oral Presentation award at the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, “Highlight of the year” in the Journal of Neural Engineering in 2013, and a cover-page article in Neuron, vol.88, 2015. While working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Michigan, Fan was awarded by NSF under the Innovation Corps program to develop a business plan to commercialize his research. Fan earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He does not waste a single day off at home, and always finds new places in the world to travel each year for hiking, scuba diving, and skiing.