Santa Clara University


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:

Chan, Eric

Ph.D., Principal, Program Management, Cirtec Medical Systems
Eric Chan is a Principal in Program Management at Cirtec Medical Systems. For over two decades, he has been building and managing medical device development teams...Read the Full Profile >>

Collman, James P.

Ph.D., George A. and Hilda M. Daubert Professor, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
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Paul Davison
Davison, Paul O.

Vice President, Research & Development, Invuity
Mr. Davison has been involved in the development and commercialization of more than 25 medical devices. 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 >>

Kang, Young S.

M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kang is a practicing radiologist at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose, CA, where he served as Chair of the Department of Radiology from 2000 to 2013...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 >>

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 of biochemistry & developmental biology at Stanford University...Read the Full Profile >>

Van der Burg, Erik

Chairman/CTO/Co-Founder, Siesta Medical, Inc.
Mr. van der Burg has spent the last 25 years developing a variety of medical devices and technology...Read the Full Profile >>

Warrington, Janet A.

Ph.D., Co-Founder & Senior Vice President, Second Genome Inc.
Dr. Warrington is currently Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Second Genome Inc., where she is responsible for identifying and implementing biotechnology solutions...Read the Full Profile >>