Andrew Norton, PhD is an optical engineer whose expertise lies in electrical engineering for adaptive optics and electro-optical technology development. He has a unique interest in wave optics and transforming the field of optics for use in neurologic spaces like MS, brain injury & TBI, and Alzheimer’s.
Andrew’s career has focused on developing state-of-the-art imaging systems for the visible, infrared & radar spectral bands.
Previously, he led the development of an experimental physics lab at Stanford University building high-resolution imaging systems & algorithms for ground-based astronomy telescopes & deep-tissue biological imaging applications.
Fun fact: Andrew has also designed a deployable large-aperture synthetic radar telescope for a stealth startup company & was the acting director of the Center for Adaptive Optics for 3 years!
Jacqueline Theis, OD
Chief Medical Officer
Jacqueline Theis, OD, FAAO is an award-winning optometrist with residency training in neuro-optometry and oculomotor dysfunction from UC Berkeley.
Dr. Theis is an internationally-recognized speaker, published author, and key-opinion leader in her field for the diagnosis & management of vision problems and oculomotor dysfunction in concussion, acquired brain injury, & neurodegenerative disorders (i.e. multiple sclerosis, myasthenia graves, Parkinson’s and Alzheimers disease).
Her mission is to bridge the care gap between primary care, neurology and optometry/ophthalmology, and revolutionize the field(s) with active clinical research on the oculomotor system as a biomarker for neurologic function.
She was the Asst. Clinical Professor and founding Chief of the UC Berkeley Sports Vision and Concussion Clinic & currently practices at Virginia Neuro-Optometry within a transdisciplinary brain injury clinic. She is an active member of IES, AOA, and AAO.
Christy Sheehy, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Christy Sheehy co-founded C. Light Technologies & is the inventor of the FDA cleared (for marketing) product, Retitrack™.
She is an award-winning entrepreneur and healthcare innovator and published vision scientist with over 15 years of technical entrepreneurial expertise and direct clinical research experience with neurodegenerative patient populations at the top research institutions of UC Berkeley and UCSF.
Dr. Sheehy successfully acted as the Principal Investigator for three NIH SBIR/STTR grants to study fixational eye motion changes in concussion and multiple sclerosis, and has brought in >$8M from venture capital, angel, and grant funding to the company to-date.
Dr. Sheehy’s mission is to create digital solutions using the retina to inform on brain health and improve prognostic care in all aspects of healthcare and sports vision performance.
Chief Commercial Officer
Lon Dowell is a dynamic sales and commercial executive leader who has cultivated 20+ years experience at the crossroads of healthcare, technology, and data.
With a strong background in the ophthalmologic sector, Lon’s expertise spans the domains of medical imaging, clinical workflow, and modality integration, establishing him as a distinguished authority and a sought-after speaker. His proficiency extends beyond individual contributions, as he excels in building & leading teams, propelling them towards the company’s overarching vision and the successful execution of business objectives.
Lon reflects the capability to navigate and thrive in a rapidly evolving industry landscape. He practices Business Philosophy that is focused on implementing a culture of responsibility: applying course corrections based on data & upfront success criteria models.
Joe Xing, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Joe Xing co-founded C. Light and 20 years of experience in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for smart optical design and related technologies.
Joe emerges as the strategic force to spearhead C. Light’s future growth in technology. His interests lies in leveraging cutting-edge technologies — such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics — to drive C. Light’s innovation engine.
He leads the development and implementation of C. Light’s technology to academic and research institutions, clinics, and other medical offices.
Joe is a part of Stanford University’s Y-Combinator and is an avid cyclist and golfer who enjoys life on the gravel and on the green.
Director, Investor Relations & Marketing
Tracy Tran has a diverse background spanning from clinical research management and operations for top research and academic institutions to life sciences and healthcare consulting for big pharma.
With a deep-rooted passion for healthcare technology and a multi-faceted perspective of the healthcare industry, Tracy recognizes C. Light’s immense potential to transform (primary) patient care.
Prior to joining C. Light, Tracy clinically trained at UC San Francisco and managed local and international clinical trials in retinal and neurodegenerative diseases for the Department of Neurology. Her previous clinical work aimed to address the pressing unmet needs felt in conditions where early symptoms often go undetected. She received her BA in Molecular & Cellular Biology from UC Berkeley.
For C. Light, Tracy takes on tasks related to investor relations & strategic partnerships, marketing, PR, and clinical research mgmt.