about

OUR Team

MAHSA KEIKHA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

A controls and electrical engineer by training and profession, Mahsa is a PhD researcher in mechatronics engineering at SFU and is doing research on low level radio frequency (LLRF) at Triumf, Canada’s particle accelerator centre. Over 15 years she employed her skills in different industries and manufacturing. She is founder of Connected Things, a start-up company specializing in providing businesses with simple and flexible IoT (Internet of Things) solutions.

Avid Khamenehfar, PHD

Chief Scientific officer

Avid obtained her PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry from SFU. She has patented a novel microfluidic device to offer a new way for personalized medicine based on the liquid biopsy of cancer patients. She has over 15 years academic and industrial/entrepreneurial experience in the life sciences sector.

 

Hadi Shafiee, PHD

Dr. Hadi Shafiee is an Assistant Professor at the Division of Engineering in Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS). He graduated from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran (BSc) in 2001 and University of Tehran, Iran (MSc) in 2003 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnique Institute and State University in 2010. After receiving trainings in the development of devices for cell sorting and pathogen detection at Virginia Tech and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, he started his own lab at BWH, HMS in 2014. Dr. Shafiee’s lab strives to develop innovative diagnostic tools to address unmet clinical challenges through integrating biology/medicine, micro- and nanotechnology, consumer electronics, and artificial intelligence. His work has been recognized by some of the major news outlets including CNN, theguardian, Boston Globe, CBS News, STAT, New York Times, etc. He has mentored more than 70 postdoctoral research fellows, and undergraduate and graduate students.

 

AbDul Mohammed, PhD

Chief Marketing Officer

Abdul has a PhD in Computer Science and an MBA. He has over 15 years a proven track record in software development and marketing analysis spanning more than a decade, where worked for Fortune 500 companies and startups in the US and Canada.

Tracy Jager

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

Tracy has more than 20 years’ experience as a strategic communications consultant, including several years in health care and health research. Her skills include knowledge translation and strategy development. Also a practicing artist with a BFA in Visual Art, she brings to the table a mix of analytical and logical approaches balanced with creative and lateral thinking.

Creedence Dengre

TECHNOLOGY Consultant

Creedence has  over 10 years experience in business development, engineering and economics coupled with extensive international exposure.

ELIZABETA CUBALESKA

Director of Business development

Elizabeta is a director, business development and innovation; Over 20 years in developing business opportunities partnership and intellectual property strategy, from academia and industry.