Gentag’s Mission

Our mission is to help our corporate partners make disposable wireless sensor technologies ubiquitous, affordable, and accessible to everyone worldwide.

John Peeters, Ph.D., Founder and CEO

Dr. John Peeters founded Gentag in 2001. An expert on biomarkers, sensors, and nanotechnologies, he holds over 100 issued patents. John obtained a doctorate in applied biology from Cambridge University in the UK.

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Al Berkeley

Alfred R. Berkeley, III serves as the Vice Chairman of Gentag. Previously, he served as the President of NASDAQ. He has served as Chairman of the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, as a Trustee of Johns Hopkins University, and as a Governor of the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Berkeley is also a former Director of the World Economic Forum USA. He received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School.

Rita Colwell, Ph.D.

Rita Colwell is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She was the 11th Director of the National Science Foundation, and is a recipient of the 2006 US National Medal of Science. Dr. Colwell is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, has authored or co-authored 16 books, has published over 800 scientific papers, and has received 61 honorary degrees. She serves as Chief Science Officer of Gentag.

Larry Bottomley, Ph.D.

Lawrence Bottomley is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an analytical chemist with expertise in nanotechnology, surface characterization, electrochemistry, and interfacial engineering; holds two patents; and has published over 150 scientific papers. Professor Bottomley serves as a consultant to Gentag in sensor design and electrochemistry.

Daniel Layish, M.D.

Dr. Daniel Layish is a pulmonologist based in Orlando, Florida specialized in treating cystic fibrosis. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine, and has been in practice for over 25 years. Dr. Layish serves as Medical Director of Gentag.

Mike Lovejoy, Ph.D.

Dr. Mike Lovejoy developed the Radar Responsive tag while at Sandia National Laboratories and is an expert in wireless chip technologies and ASIC designs. Previously, he worked at the Xilinx Corporation and Philips Semiconductors as a senior chip designer. He is the co-inventor of US Patent 6,031,454, jointly with Dr. Peeters. Mike obtained a doctorate in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

Jeffrey D'Souza

Jeffrey D’Souza is a strategic advisor to technology, health care IT and fintech companies. Previously, he worked as Managing Director (MD) in Principal Finance and headed Alternative Capital at Deutsche Bank London, and prior to this he was an MD at DLJ (Credit Suisse). He has worked in London, Tokyo, New York and Washington DC over the course of his career. Jeffrey holds an MBA from Wharton, an MS in Engineering from Columbia University and an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras. He serves as an advisor to Gentag.