- Heidi F. DeBlock, MD - Critical Care Attending Physician, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Anesthesia, Medical Director, EMT Education Albany Medical Center
Dr. DeBlock received a BA from the University of Rochester and MD from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. DeBlock is also
a Visiting Scientist, NASA, Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
- John P. Willis, Ph.D. - Chairman and CEO Ultradian Diagnostics, LLC.
Dr. Willis received his PhD in
Organic Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, an MS from SUNY Oswego and BS from Iona
College. In addition, Dr. Willis completed advanced management programs at Stanford University. Dr.
Willis has over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in the medical device industry and extensive
technical and manufacturing expertise. At Ultradian, he is leading the development of a minimally
invasive micro-probe to measure glucose within the skin (dermis). Dr. Willis holds 19 patents in the
biotechnology and is an expert in the design, development and manufacturing scale-up of high-volume
- M. Jacqueline Eastwood - Co-Founder and CEO of Tissuelink Medical
Ms. Eastwood is a graduate of the
College of Saint Rose and was a VP with Medtronic, Inc. from 1987-1998. Under her leadership,
Medtronic was the world's largest medical technology company specializing in implantable and
interventional therapies. She has served on a number of public and private boards and is the recipient of
numerous awards for her contributions in entrepreneurial and technology initiatives. She was named as
a Mass High Tech all Star in 2003 and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year in Medical Devices in
2004 and was a finalist in NH High Technology Council Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006.
- Michael E. McClurken, Ph.D. - President and Owner Oyster River MedTech, LLC.
Dr. McClurken holds a
MS and Ph.D. from MIT. He has almost 30 years' experience in medical device R&D. He's an expert in
electro-surgery and cardiovascular devices, and his core technical expertise is in biomedical heat
transfer, fluid mechanics, and the effects of energy-based devices on living tissue - such as the
BioSensors product. His specialties include development of novel electrosurgical instruments, planning
and implementation of acute and chronic preclinical studies, and literature reviews of the
medical/scientific literature to achieve a deep understanding of complex clinical issues.
- Rebecca Keller, Ph.D. - Assistant Dean for Medical Education at Albany Medical Center College (AMC)
Dr. Keller holds a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri- Columbia. Dr. Keller is a researcher with AMC whose
research focuses on understanding the role of integrin's in survival of the cardiomyocyte. In this
role, she shared responsibility for running animal lab tests at AMC in conjunction with Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute researchers. She took an active role in BioSensors' initial animal testing regarding
changes in EIS signals after addition of various glucose boluses, as well as data collection that was
essential for the development of the BioSensors EIT model.
- Adom D. Giffin, Ph.D. - Professor of Mathematics at Clarkson University
Dr. Giffin holds a BS in Physics
from Lawrence Technological University, an MS in Physics from SUNY Albany and a Ph.D . in Theoretical
Physics from SUNY Albany. Dr. Giffin brings the ability to delve into the theoretical underpinnings of the
physics of the interactions between the electromagnetic radiation and the components of the blood. Dr.
Giffin is also a published expert on Bayesian Statistics which would be applied to the development of the
algorithms for determining the glucose levels. He has also developed an analytical method to describe
the use of planar impedance sensors.