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Board of Advisors
Dr. David Acheson
Board Advisor, Chairman of the Food Safety Committee

Dr. David Acheson will Chair the food safety committee on the Board of Advisors that will inform the company’s development of rapid detection testing technologies for the food industry.

Dr. David Acheson has more than 35 years of medical and food safety research experience. He served as the Chief Medical Officer at both the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service as well as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Dr. Acheson was later appointed as the first Associate Commissioner for Foods at FDA. For the past decade, he has consulted with the world’s largest food brands at all levels of the food supply chain through his firm, The Acheson Group, published extensive research and has been a regular guest on national news programs.

Dr. Acheson studied internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of London Medical School. He then taught and studied at Tufts University in Boston where he researched the molecular pathogenesis of foodborne pathogens. Additionally, David was a fellow at the Royal College of Physicians in London and the Infectious Disease Society of America.
Susan Evans
Clinical/Human Diagnostics Board Advisor

Sue Evans has held leadership positions in R&D, general management, strategic planning and scientific affairs and brings over 30 years of experience in diagnostics and health technology companies. Dr. Evans’ consulting work focuses on strategy development and assessment of growth opportunities. Dr. Evans most recently served as CEO for ImmunArray, Ltd. Prior as VP, Scientific Affairs for Beckman Coulter. At Beckman Coulter, Sue held roles as VP, Corporate Strategic Planning and VP/GM of Beckman Coulter Genomics, known formerly as Agencourt Bioscience.

Dr. Evans began her career in diagnostics at Dade Behring, Inc., where she served in various R&D capacities, assuming the leadership role as SVP R&D. Sue has led organizations in the development of IVD diagnostic systems and assays across a wide range of laboratory disciplines. Dr. Evans has been involved with many professional associations, including the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC); serving on the Board of Directors, as Secretary, and as President in 2003. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association (ALDA), and served the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), now the AACC Academy, on the BOD and as President.
Headshot of Paul Glyer Clinical and Human Diagnostics Advisor
Paul Glyer
Clinical/Human Diagnostics Board Advisor

Paul Glyer has more than 30 years of experience as a healthcare executive. He is co-founder of IOI Partners, a global strategy consulting firm, serves as the CEO of AhuraTech LLC, and is an executive advisor to Waterstreet Healthcare. Most of Paul’s healthcare career was spent with Beckman Coulter, Inc., a global medical device company. Paul joined Beckman Instruments in 1989 as assistant treasurer and was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. As the head of global business development, he helped transform Beckman into a global leader in medical technology, more than tripling the company’s size in sales and enterprise value.

He also led Beckman’s acquisition of Olympus Diagnostics, the largest industrial acquisition in Japan by a U.S. company. As senior vice president of strategy and business development and a member of the Office of the President, Paul played a key role in Beckman’s successful sale to Danaher Corporation in 2011. Prior to Beckman, Paul was vice president of administration for a digital imaging start-up and spent 10 years in various management positions in commercial banking. Paul graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from California State University, Los Angeles and an executive master’s in business administration from Claremont Graduate School. He is a chartered financial analyst and serves on the boards of Axalbion Therapeutics Ltd and Charityvest, and is co-founder of the 1 for 2 Education Foundation.
Board Advisor

Dr. Reggie Gaudino oversees all scientific research and development for Steep Hill Labs and manages the YnsightTM genetics division. The research from Dr. Gaudino has been peer-reviewed and published, leading to important new discoveries. He is internationally recognized as a leader in genetics science. Dr. Gaudino is a Scientific Advisor for partner company, PathogenDx, where he helps identify and commercialize DNA based testing opportunities. Dr. Gaudino and Steep Hill act as the partner laboratory for PathogenDx product development and validation testing.

Dr. Gaudino received his B.S. in Molecular Biology and Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he conducted four years of post-doctoral research at the Washington University in St. Louis, studying transcriptional regulation of rRNA. Reggie was one of the first African-American molecular biologists to enter a Ph.D. program in the United States in 1985.

Carl Yamashiro, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Carl Yamashiro has spent 25 years working with companies in biotechnology and biomedical diagnostics with a strong emphasis on molecular diagnostics. He worked at Applied Biosystems (now Thermo Fisher) on PCR-based food and environmental assay development.  Additionally, Dr. Yamashiro has managed systems development for microarray-based diagnostic systems for both Roche Molecular Systems and Motorola.

Dr. Yamashiro received his B.S. in Biochemistry from UCLA and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Oregon. He was also an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Currently, Carl is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University.