Dr. Jean Qiu joined Ampersand as an Executive Advisor in 2022 and has over 25 years of experience in the life science tools space. Jean is the Founder of Ampersand portfolio company Nexcelom Bioscience, a developer and marketer of image cytometry products for cellular analysis. She served as CTO of Nexcelom for over 10 years until its sale to PerkinElmer in 2021, where she served as the Vice President of Research and Development. Prior to Nexcelom, Jean held leadership positions at SRU Biosystems and 3M. Jean is the Co-Founder and current CTO of Conifer Life Sciences Group, a Boston based firm fostering development of new ventures in the life science tools industry. Jean has held many leadership positions including Board Member of ALDA (Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association), Director of Manufacturing at SRU Biosystems, and Product Commercialization Team Leader at 3M. Jean holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Purdue University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University.