Our Team

Michael L. Shuler, Ph.D.

Home - About - Michael L. Shuler, Ph.D


Michael L. Shuler, Ph.D

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Shuler has over 25 years of experience in Body-on-a-Chip research and helped to define the field itself. He has made numerous technological improvements to the basic concept (e.g. use of 3-D tissue constructs and a pumpless system) that have made this more practical for adoption in pharmacological research and form the intellectual framework for Hesperos’ services.

Dr. Shuler is the founding chair for the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, and has served as the James and Marsha McCormick Chair of Biomedical Engineering. Mike graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame. He has received numerous research related awards, among his honors is election to the National Academy of Engineering (1989) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1996) and he has published over 300 peer reviewed journal articles of which over 70 focus on in vitro toxicology and pharmacology (Body-on-a-Chip). Dr. Shuler is the sole or co-inventor on multiple pending and issued U.S. and international patents.