Jim Cybulski

Jim is the co-inventor of Foldscope, and has spent the last 5 years developing and field testing Foldscopes all over the world as a PhD student in PrakashLab at Stanford. As President and CEO of Foldscope Instruments, he leads our efforts to provide access to scientific tools across the globe.


Manu Prakash

Manu is the co-inventor of Foldscope and co-founder of Foldscope Instruments. He is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Stanford University and runs a curiosity-driven lab, where Foldscope was first invented and developed/deployed during phase 1 of the project.  Manu has led the design of the Foldscope and is its most prolific beta tester.


Christine Kurihara

Christine assists Foldscope Instruments with administration, operations, and accounting. She has decades of experience in IT and web development.




Max is an employee focused on community development and engagement. His background is in molecular biology research and science communication.