Dr. Regan invented the automated pathogen detection system that LexaGene is currently developing. He comes to LexaGene from Bio-Rad Laboratories, where he managed a team of scientists developing tests for detecting pathogens, cancer, and neurological disorders using droplet digital PCR. Prior to Bio-Rad, Jack helped QuantaLife, a startup company, bring its product from concept to commercialization. He has also worked on automated sample preparation at Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies and did his post-doctoral training at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he developed automated instruments to detect respiratory pathogens and bio-threat agents. His doctoral training at the University of California San Francisco focused on influenza viral replication.
Mr. Rebeck has over 15 years of capital market experience and an established international financial network. Mr. Rebeck was a Vice President and Senior Investment Advisor with Canada’s largest independent investment bank, Canaccord Genuity, where he was responsible for raising significant risk capital for growth companies, with a particular focus on natural resources and medical technology. Daryl has since worked to provide management expertise and grow shareholder value for organizations he has worked with. He served as Senior VP of Corporate Finance of TSX listed Auryn Resources, a $250 million market cap mining exploration company. Previous to this Mr. Rebeck was a consultant of corporate finance with Cayden Resources Inc., which was sold to Agnico Eagle Mining Limited for $205 million in November 2014.
Mr. Dale has developed and manufactured more than a dozen products to date and is listed as an inventor on 28 issued U.S. patents on PCR and microfluidics devices. His medical device and in-vitro diagnostics product development experience includes work with instruments, microfluidics, sensors, disposables, reagents, wearables and implantables. Mr. Dale most recently served as Vice President, Product Development, Manufacturing and Quality at Emulate LLC; prior to Emulate, Mr. Dale served as General Manager and Senior Director of NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) Engineering at Qiagen, where his team developed the Qiagen GeneReader NGS system using agile development methods. Mr. Dale has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Walsh has over 20 years experience interfacing between biology and bioinformatics. His experience with DNA sequence projects includes primer design, next-generation sequencing (NGS), cancer detection, microarrays, and pathway identification. Dr. Walsh most recently served as Head of Informatics at Bio-Rad's Digital Biology Center of Cambridge building a rapid-result next-generation sequencer; prior to that, he served as Senior Director of Informatics and IT to create drug hits from DNA encoded libraries. Dr. Walsh has been a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School with George Church and Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Genetics. He has a Biochemistry degree from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Biology from MIT.
Dr. Nair has over 7 years of experience developing and leading teams in the development of molecular diagnostic and pathogen typing assays in compliance with FDA IVD regulations for clinical diagnostics and AOAC guidelines for food safety applications. Before joining LexaGene, Dr. Nair served as Staff Scientist at Beckman Coulter Molecular Diagnostics and Senior Scientist at Roche Molecular Systems, where he helped the development of various qualitative and quantitative diagnostic assays for 510(k) clearance, PMA and CLIA waiver. Dr. Nair is also a trained veterinarian and specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases in his early career. Dr. Nair conducted his postdoctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Albany Medical College, concentrating on host-pathogen interactions in infections caused by bio-threat agents. His doctoral training at the University of Connecticut focused on the molecular pathogenesis of Cronobacter sakazakii and its detection in contaminated infant formula.