Team

We are a team of thinkers, doers, and innovators aspiring to introduce new approaches to the understanding of the human brain and brain diseases. Our team of employees, advisors, and investors is comprised of disruptive engineers, thought-leading life scientists, and outside-the-box business builders all working together to bring revolutionary brain imaging technologies into the hands of leading researchers. At Inscopix, we are deeply vested in enabling and supporting the pursuit of breakthrough brain science poised to profoundly impact human society.

If you’re interested in joining our dynamic team, please visit our Careers page.

Kunal Ghosh is founder and CEO of Inscopix, Inc. Prior to founding Inscopix, Kunal was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Biology at Stanford. Kunal received his M.S. and Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering, from Stanford in 2006 and 2010, respectively. It was during his Doctoral and Postdoctoral work that the disruptive miniature, integrated microscope technology was developed and demonstrated for usage in various biomedical imaging applications. Kunal has previously worked at Agere Systems (now LSI) and McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy. He graduated summa cum laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. from the Wharton School. When he used to have free time, a concept he is less and less familiar with these days, he’d enjoy an afternoon out on the golf course or sailing the waters of the beautiful San Francisco Bay.
Eric is a member of the Founding team at Inscopix. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, Eric developed a passion for melding mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science into the design of intelligent systems. A summer project in Mark Schnitzer’s neuroscience lab aroused Eric’s interest in researching the mechanisms underlying naturally occurring intelligent systems. This early project bloomed into a PhD thesis during which Eric pioneered the development of miniature microscopes for in-vivo neural imaging in freely moving mice. At Inscopix, Eric continues the pursuit of bleeding edge technological innovations.
Mark has spent much of his career coaxing useful signals from fluorescent molecules for the purposes of analysis of DNA and RNA, first as a member of the founding team of Affymetrix and Perlegen Sciences and later at Pacific Biosciences. He is delighted by the opportunity to apply lessons learned in those endeavors to the world of neuroscience. He holds a BS and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Arizona State University and University of California at Berkeley, respectively.
Scott leads our marketing efforts at Inscopix. With a passion for helping scientists advance their technologies from lab to market, Scott has extensive experience in sales, marketing, and business development for life science companies. After serving the Technology Transfer Office at the University of Colorado, Scott returned to the Bay Area to immerse in the Valley’s bustling biotech scene. Outside the office, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and fishing. Scott holds a B.A. Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Stephani is a research neurobiologist at Inscopix. She joined the company in 2013 to help drive neuroscience research and scientific investigation, and is committed to the application of innovative technologies to advance the field forward. Stephani received bachelor's degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UC San Diego. She did postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley and the Salk Institute, and worked as a neuropharmacologist at Abbott Laboratories.
Sam is a Product Engineer here at Inscopix. Coming from the medical device industry, he is using his experience designing and manufacturing peripheral stents, surgical instruments, and other medical devices to contribute to the quality and innovation of the nVista product line. Sam holds a B.S. in Biomechanical Engineering from Stanford and is fascinated by all links between man-made and biological mechanisms from bicycles to brain imaging.
Justin Reyneri is the Director of Software at Inscopix. He has over 12 years of experience in still and video image processing, having worked on mobile imaging systems at NVIDIA and video cameras at Pixim. Prior to those roles, Justin held senior management and architect positions, developing EDA software at Synopsys, Silicon Architects and Actel. Justin has a passion for working on multi-disciplinary projects, and feels very much at home at Inscopix where engineering, computer science, math, optics and biology come together to advance neuroscience. Justin attended Stanford, where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. Time permitting, he enjoys the combination of travel and landscape photography, working both in digital and large-format analog media.
Pushkar is a Neurobiology Research Scientist at Inscopix. He is passionate about applying innovative neurotechnologies to elucidate structural and functional connectivity in the brain. Prior to Inscopix, Pushkar conducted his postdoctoral research at Stanford. Pushkar received a B.A. in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Rutgers, and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester. In 2011, he attended Stanford Ignite (formerly, Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In his free time, Pushkar enjoys mountain biking and teaches neuroscience at Stanford Continuing Studies.
Vania is an Application Scientist, innovating scientific and technical user support while working to develop new research applications and scientific avenues for Inscopix technology. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brown University and the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program in 2013, where she conducted in vivo two-photon imaging in murine cortex inside the lab, and was active in the NIH Graduate Student Council and cultural events outside the lab. She received her B.S. from the Penn State Schreyer Honors College, where she studied Microbiology. Vania is a lifelong writer and illustrator, and has a passion for communicating about science in her free time.
Srishti Gulati is Scientific Research Support Specialist at Inscopix. She joined the company in 2014. Srishti is a key member of Inscopix’s scientific team and supports Inscopix’s neuroscience application development and internal research efforts. She has previously worked at SRI International in the Neuroscience division. She graduated with distinction from both B.S. And M.S. degrees in Biochemistry (Hons.) from Panjab University, India and also won an Award for Academic Excellence at San Jose State University from the MBT program which integrates science with business.
Laurie Burns is currently a Consultant for Inscopix and was previously the Founding Scientist. Laurie worked on the development and application of the miniature, integrated microscope technology during her graduate research at Stanford. She has many years of experience in in vivo fluorescence imaging in awake, freely behaving rodents and in data analysis. Laurie received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2012 and her bachelor's degree in Physics from MIT. In 2012, she attended Stanford Ignite (formerly known as Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. During her free time, Laurie enjoys running, biking, and bowling.
Andy is a Data Analysis Software Engineer at Inscopix. He helps to manage the software engineering process, evaluates existing data analysis algorithms and develops new ones. Previously, he worked as a researcher and developer in the field of Medical Image Analysis, both in academia and industry, and has a particular interest in the functional and anatomical connectivity of the brain. He received his B.A. from the University of Sussex, M.Sc. from University College London and M.S. from MIT, in all cases studying Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Lecoq received both a PhD in Neuroscience from Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University in Paris and an Engineer degree in Physic from the ESPCI, a french multidisciplinary engineering school. He is working on our Analysis suite to extract large neuronal datasets from recorded movies of the brain. He is passionate about spreading cutting-edge computational technologies to a larger audience of researchers. In parallel to working with Inscopix, he is currently a Postdoctoral scholar in Mark Schnitzer laboratory in Stanford developing new imaging tools to understand how large assemblies of neurons operate in our brain.
Mark Schnitzer is a co-founder of Inscopix, Inc. and its Chief Scientist. He is an Associate Professor of Biology and Applied Physics at Stanford University and is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His research concerns the innovation of novel optical imaging technologies and their use in the pursuit of understanding neural circuits. Mark received his M.A. and Ph.D., both in Physics, from Princeton University in 1994 and 1999, respectively. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1992 with an A.B. in Physics. Mark is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the 2010 Allen Distinguished Investigator Award, and the 2007 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award.
Dr. Guoping Feng is the Poitras Professor of Neuroscience in the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Feng’s research is devoted to understanding the development and function of synapses in the brain and how synaptic dysfunction may cause or contribute to brain disorders. Using genetically engineered animal models, Dr. Feng combines cutting-edge technology and multidisciplinary approaches to unravel the neural mechanisms of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders such as OCD, autism and bipolar disorder.
Dr. Nestler is the Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he serves as Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Friedman Brain Institute. He received his B.A., Ph.D., and M.D. degrees, and psychiatry residency training, from Yale University. He served on the Yale faculty from 1987-2000, where he was the Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, and Director of the Division of Molecular Psychiatry. He moved to Dallas in 2000 where he served as the Lou and Ellen McGinley Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center until moving to New York in 2008. Dr. Nestler is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The goal of Dr. Nestler’s research is to better understand the molecular mechanisms of addiction and depression based on work in animal models, and to use this information to develop improved treatments of these disorders.
Dr. Rubin is currently Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University and Director of Translational Medicine at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Much of his effort is devoted to identifying therapeutics for orphan neural disorders such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, using new kinds of stem cell-based screens. His lab also explores different chemical biology approaches for manipulating cell fate. Some of this work has been published recently in Cell, Cell Stem Cell, Nature Chemical Biology, Developmental Biology, and Science.
Dr. William R. Brody, President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, an acclaimed physician-scientist, entrepreneur, and university leader, joined the Salk Institute on March 2, 2009 after 12 years as president of The Johns Hopkins University. He is a national figure in efforts to encourage innovation and strengthen the U.S. economy through investments in basic research and education. Most recently, he has written and spoken extensively around the country to promote a fuller discussion of health care reform.
Dr. Stephen Fodor is the Founder and Chairman of Affymetrix and CEO of Cellular Research. He and his colleagues invented and produced the world’s first massively parallel system for measuring the genetics of an organism. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Dr. Fodor led the development of the DNA chip, or microarray, at the Affymetrix Research Institute in Palo Alto, California and founded Affymetrix in 1993 to commercialize the technology. The scientific methods and products have played a pivotal role in understanding the functioning of the genome in basic and clinical research, discovery and mapping of human variation, and are currently being developed into diagnostic devices. Results using the technology are now reported in over 27,000 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He is currently involved in assisting early stage life science companies. Dr. Fodor has received numerous honors and awards including the Newcomb-Cleveland Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine, The Takada Foundation Award, The Economist Award in Nanotechnology and The Association for Laboratory Automation Achievement Award. He is an author of 58 scientific articles, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Trustee of the Carnegie Institution of Science.
Kunal Ghosh is founder and CEO of Inscopix, Inc. Prior to founding Inscopix, Kunal was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Biology at Stanford. Kunal received his M.S. and Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering, from Stanford in 2006 and 2010, respectively. It was during his Doctoral and Postdoctoral work that the disruptive miniature, integrated microscope technology was developed and demonstrated for usage in various biomedical imaging applications. Kunal has previously worked at Agere Systems (now LSI) and McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy. He graduated summa cum laude from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. from the Wharton School. When he used to have free time, a concept he is less and less familiar with these days, he’d enjoy an afternoon out on the golf course or sailing the waters of the beautiful San Francisco Bay.
Abbas El Gamal is a co-founder of Inscopix, Inc. He has been on the Stanford University faculty since 1981, where he is currently the Hitachi America Professor in the School of Engineering and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering. His research contributions have spanned several areas, including network information theory, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, and digital imaging devices and systems. Abbas received his M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1977 and 1978, respectively. He graduated with Honors from Cairo University in 1972 with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. Abbas is a Fellow of the IEEE and has received several honors and awards for his research contributions, including the 2012 Claude E. Shannon Award. Abbas has also played key roles in several Silicon Valley companies, including previously being on the founding teams of LSI [NYSE: LSI], Actel [now Microsemi, NASDAQ: MSCC], and Silicon Architects [acquired by Synopsys]. He has also served and continues to serve on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards of several other semiconductor, EDA, and Life Sciences startups.
Ann Miura-Ko is a co-founding partner at FLOODGATE where her investment interests include the innovations in e-commerce, security, and big data. She currently sits on the boards of Modcloth, Refinery29, Chloe and Isabel, Wanelo, Zimride, Ayasdi, Inscopix, and CSS. She was previously a board member of TaskRabbit. In addition to serving at FLOODGATE, Ann is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at Stanford University, where she got her PhD focused on mathematical modeling of computer security. She teaches High Tech Entrepreneurship with Steve Blank and is a frequent lecturer in courses such as Technology Venture Formation, High-tech Entrepreneurship, and the Mayfield Fellows Program.
Stacie Weninger is the Executive Director of the Fidelity Biosciences Research Initiative. Prior to this position, she was the Senior Director of Science Programs for the Fidelity Foundations. In 2005, Dr. Weninger served as the Project Manager and Senior Analyst for the Task Force on Women in Science at Harvard University. From 2001-2005, Dr. Weninger was a Senior Scientist at Cell Press for the journal Neuron. Before joining Cell Press, Dr. Weninger was a postdoctoral research fellow at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School with Dr. Bruce Yankner. She was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute predoctoral fellow in the Program in Neuroscience at Harvard University. While a graduate student and postdoctoral research fellow, Dr. Weninger was actively involved in undergraduate teaching, winning six teaching awards. Dr. Weninger received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Harvard University, and a B.S. degree in chemistry with highest honors from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Rugen Therapeutics, Inc., and a member of the Board of Directors for Aratome LLC, Inscopix Inc., and Annexon Inc.