About Ashok Gowda
Ashok Gowda, Ph.D. - Founder, President and CEO of BioTex Incorporated. Dr. Gowda has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BioTex, Inc. since its inception in April 1997. His roles at the Company include those of inventor, scientist, and manager of technology development. Dr. Gowda has functioned as principal investigator on government and private foundation sponsored research projects to develop novel cutting edge medical technologies. Dr. Gowda currently leads NIH supported early stage efforts to develop improved laser delivery systems for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, gastroesophageal reflux disorder, and focal cancerous tumors. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Gowda organizes collaboration between physicians, expert consultants, and BioTex personnel to ensure maximum effort toward successfully achieving research goals. Dr. Gowda received his BE degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1991 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering from Texas A&M; University in 1998. Dr. Gowda's primary research interests are in the medical therapeutic device development with emphasis on laser-based thermal therapies.