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Butterfly Scientific Advisors

Professor Ronald Walsworth

Professor Ronald Walsworth
Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, Harvard University
Senior Physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Professor Walsworth develops precision measurement tools and applies them to problems in both the physical and life sciences. His research in biological and medical imaging include developing novel techniques in NMR/MRI, super-resolution optical imaging, nanoscale magnetometry, and functionalized electron microscopy using multi-color cathodoluminescence.

Professor Max Tegmark

Professor Max Tegmark
Professor of Physics
Kavli Institute of Astrophysics and Space Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Tegmark’s research is focused on precision cosmology, e.g., combining theoretical work with new measurements to place sharp constraints on cosmological models and their free parameters. Spectacular new measurements are providing powerful tools for cosmology!

Professor Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub

Professor Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Khuri-Yakub Ultrasonics Group
Stanford University

Professor Khuri-Yakub’s research relates to capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducers (CMUTs), which have recently emerged as an alternative to Piezoelectric transducers. CMUTs offer advantages such as wide bandwidth, ease of fabricating large arrays, and potential for integration with supporting electronic circuits.

Professor Robert J. McGough

Professor Robert J. McGough
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer and Engineering
Michigan State University

Professor McGough’s research includes biomedical ultrasonics and electromagnetics, thermal therapy, targeted drug delivery, and medical imaging. He additionally developed FOCUS, a free cross-platform ultrasound simulation tool that quickly and accurately calculates pressure fields generated by single transducers and phased arrays.


Professor Charles G. Sodini

Professor Charles G. Sodini
LeBel Professor of Electrical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Sodini’s principal fields of interest are electronics and integrated circuit design and technology. More specifically, his research concerns technology intensive integrated circuit and systems design, with utility towards medical applications of sensory interface electronics and wireless communication, emphasizing analog signal processing and RF integrated circuits.


Butterfly Network Team

Jonathan Rothberg

Founder, Chairman, Product Architect and CEO

Dr. Jonathan Rothberg invented massively parallel (next-generation) sequencing and was the first to sequence a personal genome. He subsequently invented the first semiconductor chip to sequence DNA. Amongst other awards, his work has been recognized three times by the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer (WEF) awards.  Dr. Rothberg is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a lifetime trustee at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Rothberg founded and led CuraGen Corporation, The Rothberg Institute for Childhood Diseases (a non-profit focused on orphan diseases), 454 Life Sciences (2007 WEF award), RainDance Technologies (2008 WEF award) and Ion Torrent Systems (2011 WEF award, 2011 cover of Forbes). Dr. Rothberg earned a B.S. in chemical engineering with an option in Biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S., M.Phil, and Ph.D. in biology from Yale University.

Nevada Sanchez

Nevada Sanchez is a recent graduate of MIT (S.B. & M.Eng. EECS, S.B. Mathematics). Background: While at MIT, he developed FPGA based high speed digital signal processing pipelines, electronic hardware, and sophisticated data analysis software for a large scale radio telescope. He is highly interested in hobby electronics, music, and video game development.

Dr. Tyler S. Ralston

Dr. Tyler S. Ralston earned a B.S. from the University of Dayton, and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in ECE. He has experience in the medical, defense, and energy industries, most recently with MIT Lincoln Laboratory (2007-2010), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2011). Tyler has developed and applied synthetic aperture algorithms for coherent and non-coherent imaging applications in optics, radar, and gamma-ray sensors.

John Peabody

John Peabody earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in ’06 and a M.S. in Software Engineering in ’11 from Carnegie Mellon University. John was previously an Assistant Staff Member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from ’06-’12. John mentored the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 2875 – MITiBots, to a world championship in 2011 and is currently a Co-Affiliate Partner for FTC within Massachusetts.

Susan Alie

Susan Alie is a technologist and engineering leader in development and design realization of advanced semiconductor devices. With roots in process engineering and high volume manufacturing, she has started up 4 FABs, including Analog Devices’ inertial and optical MEMs FABs. During 11 years at ADI, she led process and product development teams, the MEMs division IP committee, and served as Process Engineering Manager producing over 1.5 million MEMs devices/week. Additional past roles include VP Engineering at SiOnyx, WW Supplier Engineering Manager at Polaroid, technical and management roles at Fairchild Semiconductor and Alpha Industries, and independent consulting in MEMs manufacturing and supply chain development. Susan is lead inventor on 9 issued patents. She earned her BSChemE and MSChemE from the University of New Hampshire.

Ian Atkinson

Dr. Ian C. Atkinson received his B.S. in Computer Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and his M.S and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining Butterfly Network, Inc., Ian spent nearly a decade leveraging the world’s most powerful human MRI scanner (9.4 T) to develop novel neuroimaging techniques at the UIC Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. Dr. Atkinson also has 20 years of experience crafting commercial and academic software packages for diverse applications including medical imaging, wireless communications, industrial control, and pharmaceutical research. He is passionate about using imaging, signal processing, and modern software engineering to create intuitive healthcare solutions to high impact problems.

Andrew Casper

Dr. Andrew Casper recently received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Biomedical Engineering. His graduate school research focused on developing innovative medical devices. Andrew’s work relied on leveraging high-performance computing platforms to enable new modes of imaging and therapy.

Mark Michalski

Mark H. Michalski is a physician with broad experience at the interface of medicine, technology and innovation. He has previously held roles at Genentech, where he supported early stage portfolio and pipeline planning, and Google, where he developed strategy related to high-tech biomedical devices. More recently, Mark founded the Yale Diagnostic Radiology 3D Printing Laboratory, which is exploring the application of additive manufacturing methods to medical image data. Dr. Michalski completed an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, and is a senior resident in the department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Yale University, where he is also a Holman Research Fellow. Before his medical training, Mark served as a genetic testing policy intern at the World Health Organization, and led a wireless technology development project in Nepal as a Strauss Scholar. He received a B.S. in Cybernetics with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles and his M.D. from Stanford University.