The SciVee Team

Philip Bourne

Philip E. Bourne, PhD - Co-Founder

A professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego, Senior Advisor to the San Diego Supercomputer Center, Editor in Chief of PLoS Computational Biology and the Associate Director of the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Bourne has 30 years of experience in scientific publishing and creating Web resources with large communities. The PDB supports over 170,000 individual scientists per month. Bourne has previously incorporated three companies.

Leo Chalupa

Leo M. Chalupa, PhD - Co-Founder

A distinguished professor of Ophthalmology and Neurobiology at UC Davis. Chalupa has 40 years of experience in scientific publishing and experience with successful STTR grants in the biotechnology sector. Chalupa has previous incorporated one company. Bourne and Chalupa have 20 years of experience working together.

Marc Friedmann

Marc Friedmann, MBA - Chief Executive Officer

Friedmann has 30 years of entrepreneurial and start-up experience in software, telecom, datacom, storage and semiconductors. He has started companies, sold companies and raised more than $35 million in angel and venture funding. Most recently, he was CEO of Syntricity, Inc. a venture-backed SAAS company supplying manufacturing improvement analytic software to customers in the semiconductor industry. Prior to that, Friedmann was the founding CEO of Prisa Networks, a software company focused on managing storage area networks. Before Prisa, Friedmann held various marketing and general management positions at semiconductor company AMCC. Friedmann received his MBA from Harvard and undergraduate degree in Physics from UCLA.

Ken Liu

Ken Liu, V.P. Business Development

Mr. Liu is a seasoned CEO, business development and marketing executive who has developed, managed and turned around varied businesses in the software, Internet and communication industries. Over the past 20 years, he has held a variety of senior management positions with successful venture-capital backed startups. His work contributed significantly to five IPOs and acquisitions with combined value of $1.3 billion. Mr. Liu earned his M.A. International Relations from The Fletcher School of Tufts University and B.A. Economics with Honors from the University of Chicago.

Lynn Fink

Lynn Fink, PhD - Scientific Developer

Computational biologist with eight years of experience in biological database development and data analysis. Lynn assists with scientific direction and customer service.

Apryl Bailey

Apryl Bailey - Creative Director and Production Manager

Creative Director with eight years project management experience working with scientists on educational outreach multimedia for web delivery and video production.

Willy Suwanto

Willy Suwanto - Web-Data Applications Programmer

Willy Suwanto has specialized knowledge of the interaction between all aspects of networked video upload blogging websites and has several years programming experience developing video blogging database systems that include the integration of flash video interfaces, archival video database search engines, and video upload blog interfaces using CMS.

Alex Ramos

Alex Ramos - Flash Developer and Web Designer

With extensive knowledge of Flash development, Alex focuses on creating interactive experiences, integrating flash, journal submissions, and other visual aids for the seamless viewing of SciVee pubcasts. Alex implements all aspects of flash across the site, and designs the look and feel of SciVee.