Medical & Scientific Advisory Board

Ken Shroyer, M.D., Ph.D. State University of New York - Stony Brook

Ken Shroyer is a Board Certified Anatomic Clinical Pathologist with a subspecialty certification in Cytopathology . Ken has been engaged in the development of novel approaches for antibody labeling using nanoparticles for both in vivo imaging and for immunohistochemical applications in collaboration with scientists in biomedical engineering for over six years. More broadly, his work over the past 30 years has been reported in over 140 research manuscripts, many of which are focused on the field of cervical cancer research. In addition to his roles as Chair of the Department of Pathology, staff surgical pathologist and cytopathologist, Dr. Shroyer is the vice Chair of The University Clinical Management Practice Plan, President of the Stony Brook Pathology UFPC, A member of the Executive Board of the Cancer Center, and is Director of the Pathology Core Research Histology Laboratory at Stony Brook Medicine. Ken has a B.A. from Colorado College, a Ph.D. from University of Colorado, and an M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Jian Yu Rao, M.D. University of California – Los Angeles Med Ctr.

Dr. J Rao is an internationally renowned cytopathologist and established investigator in cancer molecular epidemiology and biomarker studies . Dr. J. Rao is a full professor and the director of Cytopathology, the director of gynecological pathology, and the medical director of cytotechnology school. He has dual appointments in pathology and epidemiology. He is particularly well known for urine cytology, especially in utilizing biomarkers as adjunct for detecting bladder cancer. Dr. Rao has an active role in teaching and research, with continuous funding from NIH or other agencies for cancer biomarker and prevention studies in the last 20 years, with over 100 peer-reviewed research publications.

Philip Darney, M.D., M.Sc. University of California - San Francisco

Dr. Darney is a Professor and Chief of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, San Francisco General Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Founding Director of the University’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. He is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and preventive medicine.  With research interests focusing on contraception and reproductive health, Dr. Darney has been a principal investigator for numerous clinical trials and epidemiologic studies, written more than 300 scholarly articles, and edited and contributed to many books.  Dr. Darney is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and has been honored by the American Public Health Association and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for his contributions to family planning research and training. He received his MD degree from UCSF.  Dr. Darney also holds a MS degree in demography from the University of London.

Craig R. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.

For over ten years, Dr. Cohen’s primary focus has been medical research in two major areas:  female reproductive infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS support in developing countries.  He is the Principal Investigator and Program Director of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) funded Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), UCSF Infectious Disease Training Program (IDRTP), and Director of Reproductive Infectious Disease (RID) Fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF.  Since 2003, Dr. Cohen has been a Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is an attending / teaching professor in OB/GYN full time.  During the same period, from 2005, he has been the program director for the Kenya Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease Research.  From 1997 through 2003.  Dr. Cohen has published hundreds of papers and articles and is the leading investigator for many, if not most, clinical trials for HIV/AIDS in Africa.  Dr. Cohen has a BS in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, an MD from the University of Louisville, and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

David Jensen, M.D.

Dr. Jensen is Board Certified in Cytopathology, Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. He earned his medical degree from The George Washington School of Medicine.  David has almost 30 years of experience as a clinical pathologist and is a prominent member of the Stockton Pathology Medical Group serving the needs of seven regional medical centers in the Stockton, Manteca, Livermore and Pleasanton areas.

Paul Vichi, Ph.D. University of Vermont

Dr. Paul Vichi has over 15 years of research and development experience in oncology focused molecular biology and clinical microbiology, with previous faculty appointments in the departments of Biomedical Technology and Pathology at the University of Vermont, as well as senior positions for commercial R&D. Dr. Vichi joined OncoGenesis in 2008, and is responsible for development of OncoGenesis’ early molecular Screening products. From 2005 to 2008, he was Senior Scientist/Project Manager, Diffraction Ltd. where he led the R&D efforts in nanotech-based solutions for emerging technologies. From 1998 through 2005, Dr. Vichi was an Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Technologies, University of Vermont, and prior to that held various post-doctoral positions. Dr. Vichi has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science from St. Michael’s College, VT, a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Vermont.

Ronald Abelmann, MS, MBA – Business Advisor

Ron Abelmann has held numerous executive positions in a variety of technology-focused organizations such as Wind River Systems, Vantage Analysis Systems, Varian Instruments, Conrac Corporation and Instron Corporation. In addition, he has extensive and successful experience on the international front, along with participation on numerous boards. Ron holds a BS and MS in Physics from the University of California Los Angeles and a MBA from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California..