Daniel J. Laser
CEO and President
Daniel J. Laser received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Semiconductor Research Corporation Graduate Fellow. His dissertation work focused on modeling electroosmotic flow in high-density slit capillary arrays and on the development of novel inorganic thin film processes for leakage current reduction in silicon-core slit capillary array micropumps. While at Stanford, he was the recipient of a Department of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Fellowship Engineering Merit Award and was a MacArthur Affiliate at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. He has held engineering positions in the telecommunications and energy sectors and, as an undergraduate at Northwestern University, conducted research in haptic interfaces for teleoperative microsurgery robotics. His previous industry experience includes the telecommunications hardware startup Iolon and the global energy firm BP Amoco.
Richard A. Goozh
CFO & SVP, Finance and Administration
Mr. Goozh holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Goozh has over 20 years experience in investment banking, finance and business development, including previous positions Cambrian Partners, C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, TIMET and Cooper Industries. As Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Mr. Goozh oversees Wave 80's finance, accounting, investor relations, and real estate functions, while also playing a key role in company strategy, planning, and operations.
Andrew M. Arsham
Vice President, Assay Research
Dr. Arsham holds a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Chicago, where he received an NSF Predoctoral Research Fellowship as well as the Committee Award in Genetics for outstanding dissertation for his work studying hypoxia, cancer cell metabolism, and tumor angiogenesis. After completing his dissertation, Dr. Arsham was awarded an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Minnesota to continue his studies into cancer cell metabolism in the Drosophila model system. He began his career at Wave 80 as a senior scientist and was subsequently promoted to Senior Director, Applied Cell Physiology and then, in 2010, to Vice President.
Vice President, Engineering
Amy Droitcour received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University where she received the Lucent/Bell Laboratories Graduate Research Fellowship and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship. Her dissertation work focused on remote sensing of vital signs and on the development of single-chip biomedical sensors. Dr. Droitcour worked on developing systems for patient-controlled iontophoretic drug delivery in ALZA Corporation's Drug-Device Research group, and subsequently joined the startup Kai Medical, where she was the Chief Technology Officer and directed development of the company's first product as well as the company's regulatory and clinical affairs. As Vice President of Engineering, Dr. Droitcour oversees the development of Wave 80's cartridges and instruments.