Celsense - Scientific Advisory Board



Scientific Advisory Board

D. Lansing Taylor, Ph.D., is the Chairman of the Celsense, Inc. Scientific Advisory Board, and the Director of the Drug Discovery Institute at the University of Pittsburgh.  Prior joining the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, Dr. Taylor was the CEO of Cellumen, Inc., a cell based drug discovery company.  Dr. Taylor was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Cellomics, Inc., and a co-founder, member of the Board and scientific advisor to Biological Detection Systems, Inc.  Dr. Taylor was a Professor of Biological Sciences, Vice Dean of Molecular Sciences and Director of the National Science Foundation, Science and Technology Center (STC) at Carnegie Mellon between 1982 and 1996. He was a pioneer in the development of instrumentation and fluorescence-based reagents to measure the functions of living cells. He continues as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Taylor began his academic and research career at Harvard University. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse and serves on the Board of PA Bio. Dr. Taylor received the 1996 Computer World, Smithsonian Award in Science for the work performed by the STC on functional imaging of live cells. He was named entrepreneur of the year in Western Pennsylvania by Ernst and Young in 2001 and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 by the Carnegie Science Center.

Eric T. Ahrens, Ph.D. Dr. Ahrens is a Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of California San Diego and the Director of the Stem Cell Imaging Center at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, California. Dr. Ahrens earned his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of California at Los Angeles and formally served for six years on the research faculty at the California Institute of Technology, Department of Biology. Dr. Ahrens is an expert in cellular-molecular MRI technologies and basic science applications utilizing MRI/NMR techniques. He is an author/inventor of more than 60 scientific articles and patent applications.