Team

  • Arjang Hassibi, Ph.D.
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    Arjang Hassibi is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a board member of InSilixa. He founded InSilixa in 2012 to commercialize the proprietary CMOS biosensor technologies that he had been developing in academia for almost a decade. Dr. Hassibi’s area of expertise is the intersection of biotechnology and engineering, specifically biosensors and bioelectronics, integrated array technologies, and DNA sequencing. Prior to starting InSilixa, he was a faculty member at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology of The University of Texas at Austin. During his career, he has held various R&D positions in both industry and academia including Stanford Genome Technology Center, IBM Research at Yorktown, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and Xagros Genomics, a startup company which he co-founded in 2001. Most recently, he was the Healthcare Thrust Lead at the Silicon Research Corporation (SRC), the world's leading semiconductor technology research consortium. Dr. Hassibi received his B.Sc. with the highest honors from the University of Tehran, Iran, and both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. He attended Caltech for his postdoctoral training. Dr. Hassibi has more than 100 technical publications and patents, almost all in the multidisciplinary area of biosensors and bioelectronics.
  • Nader Gamini
    Chief Operating Officer (COO)
    Nader Gamini serves as Chief Operating Officer and a board member of InSilixa. He manages manufacturing, finance, corporate development, HR, and legal affairs of InSilixa. In addition, he is responsible for semiconductor packaging design and development, fluidics cartridge design, and instrument development. Nader has over 30 years of experience in high-volume, global manufacturing of electronics for commercial, military, and medical applications. He has served on the boards of directors of 4 companies, and has been an advisor to many companies in biotech, wireless communications, medical devices, solar, MEMS, optics, and other related industries. Prior to joining InSilixa in 2012, he was the VP of Manufacturing of the PLP Division of NetLogic Microsystem (acquired by Broadcom in 2012). From 2001 to 2007 he was the COO and co-founder of Aeluros (acquired by NetLogic Microsystems in 2007). Before Aeluros he was an executive of several companies with successful exits such as Rambus (IPO in 1997) and Sirenza Microdevices (IPO in 2000). Nader has a B.Sc. degree in computer science, and dropped out of UCLA’s MBA program to launch his first startup company. He has 9 issued patents in the area of high-performance semiconductor packaging and module technologies.