Advisory Board

Akadeum Advisors

Akadeum is advised by life science veterans, providing strategic, growth, manufacturing and technical expertise.

Mark Carter: CEO at MC Squared – Food Safety and Life Science Expert

  • Food safety consultant at his firm, MC Squared Enterprises Inc.
  • Worked in leadership roles at some of the largest food safety companies and organizations for nearly 20 years
  • Served on advisory boards of food science and nutrition departments at Cornell and Tuskegee Universities

William (Bill) Hyun: Scientist at the University of California San Francisco – Cell Sorting and Flow Cytometry Expert

  • Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Cytometry at UCSF
  • Expert at designing and building cell sorting technologies
  • Author of more than 100 peer reviewed papers over the course of his 25-year career

Gene Parunak: Managing Director at in2being – Consumable Design and Manufacturing Expert

  • Managing Director, in2being, LLC, medical product development and consulting firm
  • Worked on disposable design team at HandyLab (acquired by Becton Dickinson) and Incept Biosystems (acquired by Origio)
  • Experience across all aspects of product design and development, engineering, manufacturing

Max Wicha, MD: Founder and Director Emeritus of the University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – Leading Cancer Doctor and Scientist

  • Key member of the team that first discovered cancer stem cells in breast cancer
  • Founded the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1988
  • World renowned leader in cancer stem cell research

Ted Young: Sr. District Sales Manager at Fluidigm Corporation – Life Science Sales and Strategy Expert

  • Veteran of life science and biotechnology sales and support across diverse product types
  • Developed and expanded leading regional sales program at Accuri Cytometers
  • Helped to successfully navigate the merger of Accuri and BD Biosciences in 2011