About

Longhorn Life Sciences is a MedTech company whose mission is to develop needs-driven medical technology that will improve patient experiences and outcomes.
Here's our story so far...

  • Spring 2021

    Our Humble Beginnings

    Our team came together as part of the inagural Texas Biodesign program. The program was geared at teaching a Needs-Based approach to innovation in the medical sector. Our team identified several quality needs, eventually leading to the idea-inception of the Infection Detective.

  • July 2021

    Longhorn Life Sciences is Founded

    After completing the Texas Biodesign program our team began pursuing development of the Infection Detective. By the summer of 2021 we had taken an important step in bringing our technolgy forward, incorporating as a Delaware C Corp.

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    2021-Present

    Engaging Strategic Partners

    During our tenure as a company we’ve sought out strategic parnterships, including NASAs Office of Technology Transfer.

  • Fall 2021

    Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition

    We competed against other student led startups in the prestigous Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition where we won 4 awards incuding the award for top Health Innovation.

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OUR AMAZING TEAM

Miles Massidda

CEO
PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, UT Austin

Nicholas Schneider

CTO
MBA Candidate, UT Austin

Dr. Cristina Checka, MD

CMO
Department of Breast Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, MD Anderson

James Clarke

CSO
PhD Candidate in Physics, UT Austin

Scott Alpard

COO
Chief Business Officer/Dept Admin and Director, Innovation
Department of Breast Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson

OUR ADVISORS

Dr. Van Truskett, PhD

Executive Director, Texas Innovation Center; UT VPR

Ashley Jennings

Managing Director, Texas Innovation Center
Director, Entrepreneurship Initiatives, UT CNS

Julie Goonewardene

Chief Innovation and Human Resources Officer, UT Austin
Managing Director UT Horizon Fund

Dr. Chithra Krishnamurthy, PhD

Senior Technology Licensing Specialist, UT Austin OTC

Dr. Scott Evans, PhD

Director Texas Inventionworks, UT Austin CSE

Prof. Emily Porter, PhD

Assistant Professor, UT Austin, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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