Dr. Philips is the co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spheryx, Inc. She serves on the Board of Boyce Thompson Plant Research Institute, a biological research institute associated with Cornell University where she is Chair of the Board; Diamir, an innovative diagnostics company focused on neurodegenerative disease, and The POGIL Project.
David Grier is a Professor of Physics at New York University and Director of NYU's Center for Soft Matter Research. Raised in New York City, Prof. Grier attended Harvard College, where he graduated with high honors in Physics.
Fook C. Cheong is the Chief Technology Officer at Spheryx. Dr. Cheong co-developed holographic techniques for particle tracking, manipulation and characterization while a Post-Doctoral Associate at New York University. Prior to joining Spheryx, Dr. Cheong was an advanced optics design engineer at Thorlabs. Inc. Prior to Thorlabs, he investigated biomechanics of cells and physical properties of colloidal systems at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore and the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University.
David Ruffner, PhD, is Vice-President, Research & Development, Spheryx, Inc. At Spheryx Inc., Dr. Ruffner is leveraging his extensive experience with optical fields and optical scattering to commercialize Total Holographic Characterization®. He attended New York University for his graduate studies in physics, where he worked with Prof. David Grier, and studied optical forces in complex beams of light.
Nancy Pearson has served in a variety of positions in the biotech, financial services, nonprofit, and entertainment sectors. She established Pearson Consulting in 2001 to help organizations successfully develop and implement strategic plans and marketing initiatives.