Sinq relies on a combination of neuroscientists, highly-trained technical staff, computer scientists, and academic collaborations to ensure high-quality experimental design, rigorous data collection and analysis, and advancement of the newest stereological, visualization, and analysis techniques.
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Sinq Systems Inc.
8070 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: +1 (240) 566-2182
Sinq was founded in 2006 and is located in the Baltimore-Washington technology corridor, near relevant government, academic, and commercial institutions. Sinq Systems Incorporated is registered in the state of Maryland.
About the founder
Dr. Michael Calhoun has been deeply involved in stereological methods and their application to neuroscience research since 1993. After undergraduate training and work in engineering and computer science, Dr. Calhoun was trained in neuroscience from several leading research institutes, including initial training at Johns Hopkins University, his Ph.D. training from the University of Basel, Switzerland (summa cum laude), and a post-doctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Technically, this research has focused on neuroanatomy, functional and structural markers, and brain imaging, conducted in the fields of Alzheimer's disease, brain aging, and learning and memory (often with an informatics perspective). He is co-inventor of the Stereologer™ commercial stereology software, has trained many neuroscientists in stereology at international courses and directly in his laboratories, and has published over 30 peer-reviewed research papers, including first-author papers in Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Calhoun also led the Molecular Imaging Group at the University of Tuebingen until 2009. See his CV.
Board of Directors
Sinq Systems is pleased to have members with a wealth of experience in neuroscience from leading government and academic institutions, as well as top talent in industry and business development.
Key current members:
Donald K. Ingram, Ph.D.
Dr. Ingram is Professor and Chief of the Nutritional Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory as well as Director of the Animal Metabolism and Behavior Core at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He led the Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology at the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health for over 25 years, has co-authored over 325 scientific publications, and has held numerous editorial and management positions for biomedical journals and societies. His research continues to produce significant findings on nutritional and pharmacological interventions designed to attenuate aging, age-related disease, and functional decline.
Kebreten Manaye, M.D.
Dr. Manaye is Associate Professor and member of the Physiology and Biophysics as well as the Psychiatry Departments at Howard University School of Medicine. She has won numerous awards for teaching and research excellence, and has been a pioneer in bringing quantitative analysis to subcortical systems. In addition to research on schizophrenia and depression, Dr. Manaye's laboratory is focused on understanding the etiology and cellular mechanisms underlying age-related neurodegenerative disease. Her results have, for instance, been instrumental in undersanding the role of the hypothalamus in depression and bipolar disorders, and the involvement of the neuroadrenergic system in disease processes.
Carl A. Ronald
Carl is a patent lawyer with a technical background in biomedical, environmental and industrial engineering. Over the past 12 years as an attorney, Carl has represented numerous early stage companies in the life sciences, medical device and internet/software sectors and has also served as General Counsel to a private equity-backed start-up. Early in 2009, he opened his own Intellectual Property Boutique where he continues to serve the litigation, licensing and prosecution needs of his clients. Aside from being a U5 soccer coach, Carl's favorite pastime is assisting companies develop from startup to I.P.O.
Chet C. Sherwood, Ph.D.
Dr. Sherwood is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology at The George Washington University. He is also a founding faculty member of the multidisciplinary Mind-Brain Institute at GWU. As the director of the Laboratory for Evolutionary Neuroanatomy, his research has explored species differences in brain anatomy and its behavioral correlates in primates and other mammals. Dr. Sherwood is a pioneer in applying analytical techniques across microscopy and imaging modalities.