Board of Directors
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Loreen R. Stromberg, Ph.D.

President and Co-Founder

Loreen comes from a background of foodborne pathogen detection and is passionate about providing real world solutions to food producers to minimize testing times for pathogens and decrease risk for producers. Loreen has performed research at several universities and national laboratories in pursuit of solutions for pathogen detection. After working for several years developing detection strategies for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in beef, Loreen realized that the actual users of proposed tests still did not have the solutions they were looking for to expedite and streamline pathogen detection. Upon teaming up with the other co-founders of NanoSpy, she has worked tirelessly to make using 3D nanostructured graphene a reality for quantitative, enrichment-free detection schemes.


Jonathan C. Claussen, Ph.D.

Secretary and Co-Founder
 
Jonathan has over 11 years experience developing nanomaterials and scalable nanomanufacturing techniques for a wide variety of applications including biosensing, chemical propulsion, and thermoelectric power generation. His greatest passion is for developing rapid, in-field diagnostic and detection strategies for a wide range of applications including foodborne pathogens, cancer diagnostics, and cattle disease. In this vein, Nanospy is an integral part of Jonathan's long term goals and aspirations. Jonathan is currently an Assistant Professor in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. Jonathan holds a master’s in mechanical engineering and a PhD in biological Engineering, both from Purdue University. He has also worked at the University of San Diego California and as a Research Assistant Professor at the Naval Research Laboratory. Additionally, Jonathan has five issued patents with two pending and has raised over $1.6M in research grants from various federal agencies, research foundations, and industry partners for his research laboratory at Iowa State University.     



Carmen L. Gomes, Ph.D.

Treasurer and Co-Founder
 
Carmen has extensive interests in designing and implementing rapid methods for detection of foodborne pathogens in food processing plants. She is passionate about food safety and would like to see better solutions for bacterial detection and identification adopted and implemented by industry. Carmen has over 14 years of experience working with the food safety and industry to develop effective solutions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in food engineering from the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil and a PhD in Biological & Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University. Carmen strengthens the NanoSpy team with a variety of experience in food process engineering, food safety and quality, biosensor development, nanotechnology and delivery systems. 

   
Eric McLamore, Ph.D.

Research Advisor and Co-Founder
   
Eric rightly believes that low cost, rapid prototyping of biosensors for measuring pathogens has been sorely needed for decades. He is thrilled to be a part of NanoSpy and contribute toward the development of new biosensor technologies for food safety applications. Eric obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas Tech University, and a doctorate in environmental engineering from Purdue. Eric has worked as a researcher at Purdue University and at the Bindley Bioscience Center. Currently, he is an associate professor at the University of Florida where he is Field to Fork Faculty Fellow and has been pursing research for over 10 years in the area of bio/nanosensors for agricultural, environmental, and medical applications. Additionally, Dr. McLamore holds the distinction of being a Fulbright Scholar (2017-Colombia).
 
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