People

The Wyss Center’s multidisciplinary team comes from industry and academia to provide expertise across the spectrum of neurotechnology research and development. The team provides the integrated scientific, engineering, clinical, regulatory, legal and business expertise required to guide high risk, high reward projects on their journey from research lab to clinical solution.

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Leadership Team

Mary Tolikas, MBA, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

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Olivier Coquoz, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

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George Kouvas, MBA

Chief Technology Officer

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Tracy Laabs, PhD

Chief Development Officer

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Thalia Chaillet

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Roma Vuarier, PhD

Chief Financial Officer

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Joelle Radford

Executive Assistant

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Wyss Center Neurotechnology Experts

The Wyss Center’s unique interdisciplinary team has expertise across the spectrum of neurotechnology research and development from clinical neurology and advanced implantable materials to regulatory affairs and IP law.  The team guides the translation of innovative neurotechnology research ideas into clinical solutions that benefit people and society.

Jorge Barros

Software Engineer in Neuroengineering

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Maxime Baud, MD, PhD

Staff Neurologist

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Tiago Bertolote

Mechanical Engineer

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Florent Burdin

Implantable Systems Engineer

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Eric Chanie

Entrepreneur in Residence

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Ujwal Chaudhary, PhD

Research Associate

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Valérie Dubois

Quality Assurance Manager

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Arnau Espinosa

Project Engineer

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Dominique Fillere

Regulatory Affairs Manager

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Hugo França, PhD

Electronics Engineer

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David Ibáñez Soria, PhD

Brain Machine Interface Scientist

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Jeremy Laedermann

Lab Engineer

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Shenandoah Montamat

Project Manager in Neuroengineering

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Sébastien Pernecker

Embedded Software Engineer

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Aleksander Sobolewski, PhD

Staff Neuroscientist

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Giulia Spigoni, PhD

Clinical Research Specialist & Project Manager

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Alessandro Tonin

Research Associate

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Stéphanie Trznadel

Field Clinical Research Associate

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Ioannis Vlachos, PhD

Staff Engineer/Neuroscientist

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Jonas Zimmermann, PhD

Staff Neuroscientist

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Operations Team

The Operations Team ensures the smooth running of the Wyss Center and includes legal support for projects as well as internal and external science and engineering communications.

Johanna Bowler, PhD

Media and Public Relations Manager

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Emna Khediri

Junior Lawyer

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Maria Primiceri

Office Manager

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Laura de Vevey

Administrative and Communications Assistant

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Platforms Team

The neuroscience and engineering platforms are staffed with experienced technical experts who train and support users. They also maintain links with academic and industrial partners to ensure Wyss Center researchers have access to the latest research and engineering tools.

Laura Batti, PhD

Microscopy Facility Manager

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Corinne Brana, PhD

Preclinical Neuroscience Platform Coordinator

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Anthony Guillet

Process Engineer

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Samira Osterop

Preclinical Neuroscience Platform Laboratory Technician

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Stéphane Pagès, PhD

Staff Scientist

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Valérian Ruhaut

Maintenance Engineer

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Michaël Stoeckel

Neural Microsystem Platform Manager

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Audrey Tissot

Light Sheet Microscope Technician

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