Sam Angely

Summary Sam supports the team with general histology tasks including, but not limited to, grossing, tissue processing, paraffin embedding, microtomy, staining with hematoxylin & eosin (H&E), immunohistochemistry (IHC), special stains, and digital whole-slide imaging. Background Sam earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Vincent College and has over seven years of histology experience,… Continue reading Sam Angely

Sean Gui

Summary Dr. Xianyong (Sean) Gui, MD, FCAP, FASCP is the primary pathology contact to represent AcelaBio’s pathology perspective. He is responsible for providing scientific and medical leadership for the development, validation, and operationalization of anatomic and molecular pathology services in the AcelaBio laboratory, including selection and design of assays to identify biomarkers for a drug… Continue reading Sean Gui

Nick Anderson

Summary Nick’s role covers a wide range of responsibilities in the lab, including accessioning, grossing, processing, and embedding gastrointestinal tissue, in addition to specimen sectioning, slide preparation, and subsequent application of hematoxylin & eosin (H&E), immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence (IF), in-situ hybridization (ISH), and special staining protocols.  Currently, Nick is also tasked with establishing AcelaBio as… Continue reading Nick Anderson

Dawn Lutton

Summary Dawn engages in all phases of the histology workflow including, but not limited to. grossing, tissue processing, paraffin embedding, microtomy, staining with hematoxylin & eosin (H&E), immunohistochemistry (IHC), special stains, and digital whole-slide imaging. Background Dawn has over 18 years of histology experience, most recently as a histotechnician at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas,… Continue reading Dawn Lutton

Pam Schup- Magoffin

Summary Pam provides support in the histology laboratory, focusing on tasks such as specimen handling, accessioning, processing, scanning, archiving and routine preparation of microscopy slides. She generally supports to maintain laboratory instrumentation, maintenance, and ensures cleanliness. In addition to laboratory tasks, Pam assists with office related administrative responsibilities including but not limited to, upkeep of… Continue reading Pam Schup- Magoffin

Iryna Borzilova

Summary Iryna Borzilova is responsible for leading AcelaBio’s business growth and marketing strategy within the clinical and precision medicine research space, along with establishing and managing strategic partner relations. She drives the organization’s brand recognition and new market value proposition. Background Iryna has over 7 years of business development experience in progressive roles. Before joining… Continue reading Iryna Borzilova

Jen Simmonds

Summary Jen engages in all technical aspects of the histopathology workflow from start to finish, including grossing, tissue processing, paraffin embedding, microtomy, routine hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) and Immunohistochemistry (IHC)/special staining, and digital whole-slide imaging. Background Jen earned her Bachelor of Arts in biology from UNC Charlotte, then completed her post-baccalaureate training in histology at… Continue reading Jen Simmonds

Vicky Lor

Summary Vicky provides support in the histology laboratory, specifically tasks related to specimen handling, accessioning, processing, scanning archiving and routine preparation of microscopic slides as well as support in maintaining laboratory instrumentation and ensure cleanliness. Additional to laboratory tasks, Vicky assists with office related administrative responsibilities including but not limited to, upkeep of documentation, ordering… Continue reading Vicky Lor

Cornelius “Con” Moran

Summary Con is implementing and validating a Laboratory Information System to support AcelaBio’s workflow and is looking forward to supporting the AcelaBio team in accomplishing the grand vision of the laboratory and its services. Background Con received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Cal-Poly Pomona and continued his post-graduate education, obtaining an MBA with… Continue reading Cornelius “Con” Moran

Pamela Vizcarra

Summary Pamela is responsible for maintaining and managing the laboratory and staff in a CLIA/CAP accredited environment. She also supports validation of various histological procedures for implementation in the laboratory and will communicate and provide high quality data for our clientele in histopathology. In addition, Pamela will assess new technologies to drive innovation in the… Continue reading Pamela Vizcarra

Mark Valasek

Summary Dr. Mark Valasek is responsible for ensuring that the overall operation and administration of the laboratory is in accordance with federal and state regulations, including oversight of the quality management plan to ascertain provision of accurate and reliable testing results. Background Dr. Valasek is a physician-scientist and a practicing gastrointestinal and liver pathologist focused… Continue reading Mark Valasek

Niels Vande Casteele

Summary Dr. Niels Vande Casteele oversees and directs all business and scientific aspects at AcelaBio. He sets the organization’s vision and mission, develops and executes strategic and operational plans and oversees employees, ensuring engagement and compliance. Niels leads and protects the organization’s culture, values, diversity, and reputation. Background Dr. Vande Casteele is trained as a… Continue reading Niels Vande Casteele