Meet the Oculogica® Team
Rosina Samadani, Ph.D.
CEO and Board of Advisors
Dr. Samadani has 20 years of experience with medical device companies, including 7 years with McKinsey & Company as a leader in their healthcare practice. This is her 4th startup. Dr. Samadani has her BS and MS from MIT in Mechanical Engineering, and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.
VP of Regulatory Affairs
Mark brings 30 years of medical device experience including key roles in research, development, clinical, quality and regulatory affairs in a startup environment through rapid-growth phase and acquisition. Mark also founded a successful consulting practice in medical devices and combination products.
Dan Sanderson, M.CS.
Dan has over 30 years of experience architecting, designing, and building complex software systems in a variety of industries, including 11 years as the president of his consulting firm, Living Software. Dan has his BA in Spanish and a minor in mathematics from Concordia College, and MS in Computer Science from Texas A&M.
Joel has used his passion for software development to co-found and build a growing email security solution, now called Protected Trust. This is his 2nd startup. He has a BA in Computer Science and minors in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Clinical Operations Manager
Hannah has previously developed and managed clinical operations and reimbursement processes at the diagnostic testing company CardioDx, and conducted research at the United States Geological Society and the Stanford University School of Medicine. This is her 2nd startup. She has her BA in Biology from the University of Virginia.
Viridiana graduated from New York University with a BA in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She joined Oculogica in 2017, where she assists the team in daily operations such as funding efforts, clinical trial support, and product development.
Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Uzma Samadani founded Oculogica in 2013, and her laboratory has developed the eye-tracking methodology and published six papers on its utility. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Minnesota with a graduate faculty appointment in Neuroscience. She is also an attending neurosurgeon at Centracare and the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center. She serves on the Executive Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care.