Chief Operating Officer
Also serving as our Director of Research and Development, Dr. Alba is available to help you design electrodes and arrays specifically built for your individual research needs. For investigators that wish to perform clinical research using our products, Dr. Alba will assist you in building the most appropriate electrode for your work as well as providing you with the information you need to comply with the requests of the oversight and regulatory bodies you are working with.
Dr. Alba graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Bioengineering in 2013, where he performed his doctoral research in the Neural Tissue/ Electrode Interface and Neural Tissue Engineering lab under Dr. Tracy Cui. Prior to his work at Pitt, he achieved his BS and MS degrees at the University of Florida Department of Materials Science and Engineering, where he specialized in polymers and biomaterials. During the course of his research Dr. Alba explored a number of topics including electrochemical analysis, neural tissue recording, conducting polymer synthesis, and the development of nano-structured thin film coatings and drug release technologies. Dr. Alba is experienced in both acute and chronic implantation of cortical devices in rodent, as well as tissue preparation, immunohistological labeling, and the imaging of inflammatory tissue response.
Using this experience, Dr. Alba will assist in developing our next-generation electrode products to better assist your research needs. He will be happy to discuss any challenge you have as part of your research and/or any new ideas you want to develop with Microprobes as your partner.
Claudia M. Tsas
Director, Marketing and Sales
Claudia is Director of Sales and Marketing at Microprobes for Life Science and has held the position since 2011. Claudia brings more than 20 years of experience in Marketing, Business Administration and International Business Management to her position as director.
Among her significant accomplishments since joining the company in 2006, Claudia conducted the implementation of the ISO 9001-200 for Microprobes to achieve the certification from the International Standardization Organization the same year.
Year after year, Claudia and her team implement new Marketing material, Online Design Forms, and Customer Satisfaction evaluations. She plans and oversees the development of e-resources to provide Microprobe customers with the best experience when choosing to do business with our company.
A native of Bolivia, Claudia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Engineering and a Master's degree in International Business. Additionally, Claudia holds a Diploma in International Negotiation from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
Brian is responsible for managing the development of new products and line extensions, as well as streamlining fabrication protocols for established product lines. Brian also collaborates with the research & development and marketing departments to align manufacturing goals and timelines with commercialization schedules and corporate strategy.
Since joining the company in 2006, Brian has utilized his expertise in conceptualizing new ideas to provide customized support to our diverse customer base. Pharmaceutical investigators and academic researchers alike have found Brian’s understanding of their application needs to be invaluable in developing new design concepts.
Although he contributes to each product line, Brian dedicates most of his attention to the rapidly expanding Floating Microelectrode Array (FMA) and Linear Microelectrode Array (LMA) product categories. Specifically, Brian has established GMP standards for key customers as part of pre-clinical studies that utilize FMA technology. Prior to joining MicroProbes for Life Science, Brian worked at the National Institutes of Health, where he provided a broad range of technical and application support services.
Brian received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and is also a certified auditor for ISO 9001:2000 quality management system standards.
Manager, Line Production
Thang is responsible for the manufacture of both the Micro Wire Array - MWA and Micro Electrode Array - MEA product categories. In addition, Thang leads our team of fabrication specialists, delivering customized products using traditional as well as emerging technologies.
Since joining Microprobes for Life Science in 2004, Thang has contributed to the growth of the company’s production capabilities. Specifically, he has directed the implementation of a comprehensive inventory management system, with the goal of clearly defining requirements and improving operational efficiency.
As a result of Thang’s dedicated and innovative efforts, his production department is fully prepared to accommodate and satisfy customer demands. Prior to joining MicroProbes for Life Science, Thang incorporated many of the same strengths as he established a very successful career in IT management. Specifically, as a consultant, Thang oversaw the implementation of a wide range of hardware diagnostics and networking solutions.
Thang earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science at the University of Maryland, and is currently pursuing a secondary degree in biology at George Mason University.
Director, Professional Services
Csilla is responsible for the management of integral business functions within the organization, vendor relations, and customer support.
In addition, Csilla serves as the liaison of business resources, provides support to distributors, resellers, and other stakeholders.
Since joining the company in 2012, Csilla has obtained her 9001:2008 Certificate of Training from the International Organization for Standardization. Currently she is the Quality Representative for ISO 9001:2008.
Born in Romania, Csilla earned a Bachelors of Science in Economics at the University of Transilvania, Brasov – Romania.