President and CEO
Wave 80 BioSciences
Dr. Laser is President and CEO of Wave 80 Biosciences, a leader in next-generation medical diagnostics and the developer of the EOSCAPE-HIV, a high-performance viral load testing system usable in a wide range of clinical laboratory settings. He holds a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, where he was a Semiconductor Research Corporation Fellow. His dissertation work focused on modeling electroosmotic flow in high-density slit capillary arrays and on the development of novel inorganic thin film processes for leakage current reduction in silicon-core electrokinetic devices. While at Stanford, he was a MacArthur Affiliate at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, where he conducted research in national security policy with an emphasis on chemical and biological weapons. Prior to founding Wave 80, Dr. Laser held positions with the telecommunications hardware startup Iolon and the global energy firm BP Amoco and researched haptic interfaces for teleoperative microsurgery robotics.