David Strasfeld serves as Senior Director, Research and Innovation at Lumicell, where he is pursuing groundbreaking work in the oncology space. With the help of a team of varied and acclaimed scientists, David leads the device application development of Lumicell’s handheld fluorescence imaging technology, which identifies and guides the removal of residual cancer during surgeries. He has spent the past seven years leveraging his background in spectroscopy and imaging to develop new technologies specifically designed to improve patient outcomes. He offers a wealth of leadership, design and analytical experience acquired throughout his scientific career. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he employed a wide range of optical and electronic methods to better understand exciton and carrier dynamics in quantum dot devices. He began his graduate student career as a Research Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, developing benchmark methods for tailoring mid-IR pulses and automating 2DIR spectroscopy.
He received his BA from Washington University in St. Louis, PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and postdoctoral from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.