About Us

Empowering scientists through the intelligence of data, community and technology

who we are

At Deepcell we strive to fuel deep biological discoveries at unprecedented rates.

From the early days within the labs of Stanford University, alongside the best and brightest individuals dedicated to biological discoveries, Deepcell has had an unwavering drive to enable scientific knowledge.

Throughout the years Deepcell has continued this commitment by embracing critical challenges and exploring new scientific methods.

By bridging the domains of life science, data and technology, Deepcell extracts actionable insights distinctively through the lens of cell morphology.

Today, Deepcell is continuing to push the boundaries of cell science by blending AI powered technology, microfluidics and high resolution optics across biological domains. Fostering pioneering insights through multiple perspectives. Fueling perpetual discoveries and changing how our community approaches cell science as a whole.

Our Team

Our interdisciplinary executive team is committed to fueling deep biological discoveries at unprecedented rates.

Executive leadership team
Maddison Masaeli, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Maddison Masaeli, PhD
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Maddison is a strong believer in the power of engineering to advance the world of life sciences and to accelerate biological discovery. She invented Deepcell’s AI-based single-cell analysis and sorting technology with her postdoctoral advisor Euan Ashley and Mahyar Salek, and spun the company out of Stanford University in 2017. Originally from Tehran, Iran, she has a multidisciplinary background with experience in electrical engineering, computer science, and bioengineering. Maddison holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, as well as a master’s degree in computer science and a PhD in bioengineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published several papers in top-tier journals and has co-invented multiple patented technologies.

Mahyar Salek, PhD
President, Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder
Mahyar Salek, PhD
President, Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder

Throughout his career, Mahyar has focused on the development of AI-driven products. Prior to founding Deepcell, he was the lead product manager at Google for offline measurements, which grew to multi-billion dollar revenue during his tenure. He also co-founded and developed Emotiful, one of the earliest apps to use deep learning which ranked at the top of several app stores and app data platforms. Mahyar completed his postdoctoral studies at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Sharif University of Technology and a PhD in computer science with a focus on algorithms from the University of Southern California. In addition to being a published author and patent inventor, Mahyar has been recognized with awards from the USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship Program, Center for Applied Mathematics, and Google Area 120.

Marc Montserrat
Chief Business Officer
Marc Montserrat
Chief Business Officer

Marc is passionate about bringing cutting-edge technology to market to improve people’s lives, and he has extensive leadership experience with successful therapeutics, diagnostics, and life science companies. He has built and led global teams in marketing, sales, product life cycle management, product strategy, program management and business development. Before joining Deepcell, Marc was VP of Commercial Development at Omniome, where he built and led the business development, marketing and service & support teams. Previously, he was International Business Leader for NIPT at Roche Diagnostics, where he helped scale the business from a startup at Ariosa Diagnostics to the sale and integration within Roche. Marc graduated with honors from the Wharton School with an MBA and from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya with a master’s degree in industrial engineering.

Leadership team
Kevin Farrell
SVP Operations
Hou-Pu Chou, PhD
EVP Hardware Engineering
Amirali Kia
VP Data Science and AI
Scientific Advisory Board
Timothy McDaniel
Delphi Diagnostics
Euan Ashley
Co-Founder, Stanford
Catherine Blish
Christina Curtis
Peter Van Der Spek
Kai Kessenbrock
University of California, Irvine
Shantanu Singh
Broad Institute

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