Archives: Team Members

Tom Schnettler

Tom is vice chairman of Piper Sandler Companies, a managing director in the merchant banking group and co-CEO of PSC Capital Partners LLC, the registered investment adviser to the Piper Sandler merchant banking funds. Tom has held a number of leadership roles at Piper Sandler, including president and chief operating officer and chief financial officer. …

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Garry Nolan, PhD

Garry co-founded Akoya Biosciences in 2015, and is the Rachford and Carlota A. Harris Professor in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. As a co-inventor of the CODEX technology, Garry has focused his research efforts on developing novel technologies and computational methods for research into cancer, leukemia, immunology and autoimmune disease. …

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Matthew Winkler, Ph.D.

Dr. Winkler has served on our board of directors since July 2017. Dr. Winkler is the former Chairman and founder of Asuragen.  Asuragen was sold in 2021 to Bio-Techne. He also founded Mirna Therapeutics(MIRN) (merged with Synlogic 2017) and Ambion, Inc. Ambion was acquired in 2006 by Applied Biosystems, now Thermo Fisher Scientific. Dr. Winkler …

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Thomas Raffin, MD

Tom has served on the Akoya Board of Directors since the inception of Akoya Biosciences. Tom spent 24 years on the faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine where he remains the Colleen and Robert Haas Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics, former Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Co-Founder and Director …

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Robert Shepler

Bob has served on Akoya Bioscience’s board since the company’s inception in 2015.  Bob was a founder and served as a Managing Director of Telegraph Hill Partners (THP), a growth equity/late-stage venture capital investment firm focused exclusively on healthcare related companies, since its founding in 2001 until August 2020 when he became Partner Emeritus.  Prior …

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Gavin Gordon, PhD

Gavin joined Akoya in July of 2020 to lead business and market development activities with the goal of establishing Akoya platforms in clinical markets. Prior to Akoya, Gavin was VP, Commercial Operations at Fluidigm, where he held multiple global roles including establishing pharma strategic alliances and developing the translational research market for high parameter immunohistochemistry. …

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Paul Grass

Paul joined Akoya in January of 2021 as the head of sales. He has over 20 years of experience in customer support, marketing, and sales leadership roles. Paul has most recently led large commercial sales teams at both Thermo Fisher Scientific and Bio-Rad Laboratories focused in both the Life Science and Clinical industry respectively. Paul …

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Cliff Hoyt

Prior to joining Akoya Biosciences, Cliff was Director of Applications and Services for PerkinElmer’s Quantitative Pathology Business Unit. Cliff was co-founder and CTO of CRI, Inc., acquired by PerkinElmer in 2011. Since then, as Oncology Fellow, Cliff lead development of multiplexed staining methods (Opal), built the contract research business, partnered with pharma and academia to …

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Julia Kennedy-Darling, PhD

Julia joined Akoya in March of 2017 to lead development efforts for the CODEX technology. Prior to joining Akoya, Julia was a co-inventor of the CODEX technology while a Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellow in Professor Garry Nolan’s lab at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University …

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Peter Miller

Prior to joining Akoya Biosciences, Peter was Director of R&D for PerkinElmer’s Quantitative Pathology Business Unit. Peter was a co-founder of CRI, Inc., where he was responsible for product development, technology assessment, licensing, and intellectual property management. He has been a Principal Investigator on NSF, NASA, and Air Force grants; is a named inventor on …

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