Danielle holds a doctorate in biological engineering from MIT, and has over 15 years of experience in biophysics and microbiology research. She was a key member of the Applied Research Team at Luca Technologies, a sustainable energy startup backed by ~$80 million in venture capital. As PI for the Microbial Pulse project at NIST, she brought in the first $250K in seed funding from NIST’s Material Measurement Laboratory Angel Investor Competition. She maintains her hands-on expertise in wet labs as well as in data acquisition and analysis in order to drive technology development. As CEO she coordinates all things growing at MPD LLC.
Fred holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Washington, and has had a long career in analogue electronics, primarily at NIST leading a Phase Noise research group within the Time and Frequency Division. He has over 197 publications and 7 patents resulting from work with NIST and various customers including Naval Research Laboratories, Johns Hopkins University, and Lockheed Martin. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Physical Society. He built the proof-of-concept measurement platform for the Microbial Pulse project at NIST, and continues with hands-on electronic prototype development as MPD CTO.
ADVISORS, COLLABORATORS, CONTRIBUTORS
Ian Babson | Microbiologist
Jenifer Blacklock, PhD | Mechanical Engineer | Colorado School of Mines
Connie Savor Price, MD | Rapid AST Early Technology Advocate | Denver Health CMO & CU Professor of Infectious Disease Medicine
Shelley Kon, MD | Clinical Study Collaborator | Infectious Disease Fellow, CU School of Medicine
Ward Johnson, PhD | Acoustic Physicist | National Institute for Standards and Technology
Tom Bugnitz, MBA | Corporate Strategy Advisor | Manufacturer's Edge, Colorado