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Dr. Amir Manbachi is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include applications of sound and ultrasound to various neurosurgical procedures. These applications include imaging the spine and brain, detection of foreign body objects, remote ablation of brain tumors, monitoring of blood flow and tissue perfusion, as well as other upcoming interesting applications such as neuromodulation and drug delivery. His teaching activities mentorship with BME Design Teams as well as close collaboration with clinical experts in Surgery and Radiology at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Nao J. Gamo is a Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of NeuroSonics Medical, Inc., a Johns Hopkins University spinoff in which her team is developing a novel ultrasound transducer for minimally invasive neurosurgery. She also provides grant writing and consulting services to researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs for programs such as the TEDCO Maryland Innovation Initiative and federal Small Business Innovation Research. Before becoming an entrepreneur in 2017, she spent over ten years as an academic researcher in neuroscience and psychiatry. She has completed undergraduate degrees in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Music from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a PhD in Neurobiology from Yale University, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Molecular Psychiatry Program at Johns Hopkins University.
Katherine Kirsch is a Business Development Consultant. Katie is a serial entrepreneur experienced in cementing partnerships and branding to give early stage medtech companies a professional, but distinctive place in the market. Katie Kirsch offers expertise across marketing and branding for early stage or existing companies pivoting into healthcare looking to become more value-based organizations with a mission to build better healthcare tools and systems. As an experienced generalist with an out-of-the-box purview, she has attracted funding and growth partnerships, distinct pricing frameworks and relationships in domestic/international markets.