April Lovelady, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Lovelady completed her Bachelors, Masters, and PhD in Engineering at Texas A&M University and worked as a research engineer at NASA-Kennedy Space Center before joining SABER. She oversees laboratory experimentation for SABER at Texas A&M University and plays a principal role in product development. In addition to her role at SABER, Dr. Lovelady is CTO at Voyager Biomedical, Inc. along with founder Dr. Alan Glowczwski. She was drawn to biomedical startups by her entrepreneurial spirit and her desire to use engineering to improve lives.
Kristen Maitland, PhD
Chief Scientific Advisor
Dr. Kristen Maitland is associate professor and associate head in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on the development of optical instrumentation for improved detection and diagnosis of disease, primarily cancer and bacterial infection. At SABER, she is applying her expertise in optics towards the elimination of microbial pathogens
Alan C. Glowczwski, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Glowczwski is an interventional radiologist with over 20 years of experience placing, managing, and removing central line catheters, witnessing firsthand the terrible consequences of infection. Compassion for his patients was Dr. Glow's inspiration to join SABER, as well as Voyager Biomedical, Inc., a startup formed to bring new technologies to dialysis clinics. Dr. Glow received his undergraduate training in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University before completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston and residency training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Glow has already achieved success as a small business owner and director of his radiology practice in Longview, Texas. He currently holds the position of Director of Imaging at the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies and serves as an advisor for Shape Memory Medical, Inc.
Robert E. Smith, MD
Director of Engineering
Dr. Smith completed his undergraduate training in biomedical engineering at Texas A&M University prior to pursuing medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He then completed an internship in internal medicine at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas. Dr. Smith has worked with Dr. Glowczwski at Voyager Biomedical on dialysis access technologies and was co-inventor of SABER's blue light disinfection technology. His combined engineering and medical training suit him well in his current role as Director of Engineering, where he works to coordinate manufacturing, risk management, testing, FDA compliance, and incorporation into clinical practice.