About LevitasBio

LevitasBio is unlocking a new dimension in cellular analysis.

Our mission is to advance science and human health by providing researchers with a new and powerful method of cellular analysis.  While the last decade has seen tremendous advancement in analytical tools for genomics and proteomics such as next-generation sequencing, single cell genomics, and even phenotypic imaging down to single-cell resolution, there had been no innovation in the sample preparation and cellular analysis market for decades – until now.

Here at LevitasBio, we are delivering the first truly novel approach to cellular analysis in 30 years. Our proprietary label-free levitation technology enable researchers to rescue and achieve higher quality and quantity of cells without introducing bias, high pressure, and modifications to gene expression profiles, ensuring the integrity of downstream data and analysis is maintained.

Meet the team behind the #levitationrevolution.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is comprised of veterans with over 150 years of combined industry experience across the life science and diagnostic markets. Notable accomplishments include more than 50 issued patents and inventions, including single cell genomics and the first technology that successful commercialized microfluidics.  In addition to experience navigating through a combined 9 IPOs, our team brings a long-standing track record of taking products to commercial success. 

Martin Pieprzyk, MS/MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Steinberg, MS

Chief Commercial Officer

Gang Sun, Ph.D

SVP of Software & Bioinformatics

Geoff Facer, Ph.D

VP of Engineering

Joe Walthers, CPA

VP of Finance

Mike Lee, MS

VP of Operations

Kevin Travers, Ph.D

VP of R&D

Steven Collier, Ph.D

General Counsel

Scientific Founding Team

Our founders are some of the brightest movers and shakers in the biotech field, and all are current faculty members at Stanford University.  Dr. Gozde  Durmus was named one of the Top Innovators under 35 (TR-35) by the MIT Technology Review, earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University and was a Fulbright Scholar at Boston University.  Dr. Utkan Demirci specializes in microfluidics, optics and nanofabrication, and was granted two prestigious Early Career Development (CAREER) and Achievement Awards.  Dr. Lars Steinmetz is Co-Director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center, a Senior Scientific at EMBL, co-founded Sophia Genetics and won the ERC Advanced Investigator, Ira Herskowitz Award twice.

Gozde Durmus, Ph.D

Utkan Demirci, Ph.D

Lars Steinmetz, Ph.D

Board Members

Lars Steinmetz, Ph.D

Steve Tablak

Victor Tong

James Wang, MS/MBA

Team Members

Ugochi Anudokem

Lawreen Asuncion

Dinesh Bhosale

Harry Boeltz

Joseph M. Breier

Seth Brodie

Jeffery Clubs

Teddy de Groot

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Stefan Ha

Amy Hamilton

Susana Jett

Alexander Jurkowitsch

David Kao

Feras Kayyali

Kathy Lazaruk

Samuel Lui

Melissa Ma

Amir Malek

Mar Margalef-Catala

Jason McKinney

Andrew O'Guin

Chiara Reggio

Lanxin Shen

Chris Stevens

Suzanne Weaver

James Williams


David Zhu

Ready to LEVITATE your career?

If you are looking for a new challenge, look no further.  LevitasBio is revolutionizing the world of cellular analysis with our proprietary levitation technology.  We are seeking a few rockstars to join our team, be a key contributor and help ELEVATE our success.