We are a highly multidisciplinary team of biologists, data scientists, engineers and MBAs, passionate about transforming and accelerating infectious disease diagnostics – from days down to minutes.
Kwangmin Son, PhD
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Kwangmin trained as an engineer working at the interface of mechanical and biological engineering at MIT, where he earned his PhD before becoming an entrepreneur. Kwangmin brings strong expertise in combining microbial imaging and microfluidics, and he has been leading PhAST’s business, financing and corporate development strategies. He aspires to contribute to fight the spread of antibiotic resistance through PhAST’s AI diagnostic technology.
Roman Stocker, PhD, Prof. ETH
Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Roman pioneered single-cell imaging approaches to study microorganisms. A professor of engineering at ETH Zurich, formerly on the faculty at MIT, Roman published over 110 papers, including more than 25 in Nature, Science and PNAS, on computer vision applied to bacteria, the quantification of microbial phenotypes from single-cell imaging, and innovative microfluidic technology for microbiology. His work has been recognized by numerous major awards, including an NSF CAREER award and an Investigator award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Roman’s vision is that creative diagnostic technology will be a major asset in our fight against antibiotic resistance, in developed and developing countries alike.