Alex Benedict is a mathematician with over ten years of experience developing scientific software for high performance computers. This included applications for the modeling of black holes, quantum computing, and natural language processing. He started his own company to develop a Linux distribution based on a non-standard userland using a novel libc for resource constrained devices. His current focus is on low-level computing, software optimization, and hardware controls.
Benjamin has been a tradesman for nearly fifteen years. He has extensive experience taking ideas from thought to reality. He is dedicated to function, form and providing the very best in design and fabrication to BennuBio and its clientele. His free time is spent creating mathematical works of art such as fractals and this passion informs his professional life.
Bruce S. Edwards, PhD
Data Systems Consultant
Bruce is an inventor and developer of novel high throughput flow cytometry technologies that have bolstered nationally sponsored biopharmaceutical research and drug discovery programs at the University of New Mexico Center for Molecular Discovery. He cofounded IntelliCyt Corporation, a company based on these technologies that was recently acquired by the international biotech company, Sartorius. He is a consultant responsible for the creation and continuing development of software tools to support parallel acoustic flow cytometry analysis. His more than 30-year experience in cell biology, immunology and cancer research is also a source of support for development of biological applications.
Aurora Fabry-Wood, PhD
Aurora Fabry-Wood’s PhD dissertation focused on the development of diagnostic platforms using molecular computers. Part of this work involved transitioning solution phase reactions to microsphere surfaces, thereby allowing analysis with flow cytometry. Among other publications she has two journal articles, a first author article in Applied Materials and Interfaces and another in Analytical Chemistry, which present diagnostic platforms using flow cytometry to analyze functionalized microspheres. In 2015, Aurora attended the 38th Annual Course in Flow Cytometry, and thus began her obsession with using lasers to interrogate focused particles. Beyond flow cytometry, Aurora’s passions include being outside, traveling, swimming in big water (e.g. fast river currents and massive waves), cooking and singing.
Jose will be finishing his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of New Mexico in May 2020. He has been working with BennuBio since it was founded.
Gian excels at mechanical design and fabrication, including high performance medical instrumentation and garage built performance vehicles. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As an undergrad he assisted in the design and fabrication of acoustic flow cells, this work ultimately led to 2 publications in the American Chemical Society journal Analytical Chemistry. Gian has been with BennuBio since it was founded. He is committed to designing the highest quality products, with emphases on robustness and reliability in an elegant package. Other interests include mountain biking, skiing, backpacking, and yoga.
Andrew P. Shreve, Ph.D.
Measurement Systems Consultant
Andy has 30+ years of experience in developing optical-based measurement systems for spectroscopy, imaging and sensing, most recently as a Professor Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of New Mexico where he worked closely with Dr. Graves on development of parallel acoustic flow cytometry. Prior to his work at UNM, he was a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he was part of the team that founded the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. He consults with BennuBio on continued development and implementation of all aspects of the measurement and analysis components of cytometry platforms.
August has been a software developer and entrepreneur for 30+ years. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering. August has extensive experience testing mainframe computers and developing data acquisition systems. This drove him to start his own company, which focuses on creating commercial computer graphics products. He loves digging into difficult problems and delivering practical solutions. Other interests include working on his classic cars, running an Aikido dojo, and mountain biking.
Jason is an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of New Mexico. As an undergrad he participated in everything from basic audio amplifiers to an in-situ temperature monitoring system for Molecular Beam Epitaxy. He is currently focused on the development of the control systems for BennuBio devices, designing custom boards and assisting in the software development for implementing functionality.