Meet The Team

Vincent Tutino, Ph.D., CEO

Dr. Tutino is a research assistant professor in the Neurosurgery and Pathology and Anatomical Sciences departments at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has extensive training and translational research in neurovascular disease, genetics, and biochemistry. His background in neurovascular biology and specialization in clinical intracranial aneurysm research helped him conceptualize the diagnostic screening tool needed to identify unruptured intracranial aneurysms in patients.

Kerry Poppenberg , Ph.D., CSO

Dr. Poppenberg earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in February 2020 with a focus on blood-based biomarkers and epigenetic mechanisms of intracranial aneurysms. She has extensive experience with all stages of clinical research, from patient recruitment to data analysis. She brings a diverse set of skills, encompassing vascular disease pathogenesis, bioinformatics, computational data analysis, and machine learning, to the team.

Jeffrey Harvey, M.S., CFO

Mr. Harvey earned an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and brings decades of investment experience to the team. As an experienced entrepreneur, he has helped secure funding for various public and private start-up ventures, including a Buffalo-based company developing treatment for Duchene muscular dystrophy. Since the passing of his wife from the rupture of a brain aneurysm 15 years ago, he has been actively involved in the Brain Aneurysm Foundation and an advocate for early detection of intracranial aneurysms.

Kenneth Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., CMO

Dr. Snyder trained as a physician-scientist at the State University of New York where he earned a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics. He currently is an assistant professor of neurosurgery, radiology, and neurology at the University at Buffalo and is an attending neurosurgeon with the University at Buffalo Neurosurgery group. In addition to performing frequent endovascular interventions and open-skull intracranial aneurysm surgeries at the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, NY, he has experience with large national clinical research trials.

Hui Meng, Ph.D.

Dr. Meng is a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo and is one of our co-founders. Her diverse background and interdisciplinary training have given her the opportunity to lead several multidisciplinary research projects incorporating engineering, computation, biology, and medicine. Her research focuses on hemodynamics and vascular biomechanics, advanced laser flow diagnostics, and computational fluid dynamics.