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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Bioengineering Program provides input on academics, research, administration, outreach, advocacy, and development. The Board reviews the undergraduate curriculum and degree programs, program educational objectives, and program outcomes, and offers suggestions for change to keep them current. The Board evaluates the quality and scope of our research, its relationship to our programs, its relevancy and helps guide future directions. The Board recommends ways to build new relationships with industry and to strengthen those we have. The current members of the Advisory Board are:

Paul Davison
Davison, Paul O.

Vice President, Advanced Energy, Conmed/Linvatec
Mr. Davison has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. His present position is Vice President... Read the Full Profile >>

Michael K. Helms, Ph.D.
Helms, Michael K.

Ph.D., MBA (Santa Clara, 2005)
Director of Strategic Research Development, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Helms has 10 years of broad and increasingly... Read the Full Profile >>

Krzysztof Izdebski
Izdebski, Krzysztof

Krzysztof Izdebski is a world authority on disorders in voice and speech. He is the founder and Chairman of the San Francisco... Read the Full Profile >>

Kreiner, Thane

Executive Director Howard and Alida Charney, University Professor of Science and Technology for Social Benefit
Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., is currently Executive Director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Santa Clara University... Read the Full Profile >>

Mancebo, Helena

Founder, President and CEO of Multispan, Inc.
Dr. Helena Mancebo has 16 years experience in the biotech industry in the silicon valley and over 20 years life science... Read the Full Profile >>

Noriega, Gerardo

Managing Director, GVMED
Gerardo is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in developing and manufacturing medical devices... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. Ron Schilling
Schilling, Ronald B.

Ronald B. Schilling obtained his Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) from Polytechnic Institute of New York, his M.S... Read the Full Profile >>

Carl Simpson
Simpson, Carl

Director, Coronis Medical Ventures
Carl has worked in the medical/medical device arena for over 40 years. He supported his way through undergraduate school... Read the Full Profile >>

Dr. James A. Spudich
Spudich, James, A.

Ph.D., Douglass M. & Nola Leishman Prof. of Cardiovascular Disease
Department of Biochemistry & Dept. of Developmental Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine

James Spudich is a professor in the departments... Read the Full Profile >>