Kevin Oldenburg Ph.D.CEO/President
Dr. Oldenburg received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the U. of Wisconsin, Madison, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCLA. He spent 6 years working for a startup biotech company, Affymax, which was ultimately purchased by GlaxoSmithKline. Following his work at Affymax, he became the Director of Drug Discovery at DuPont where his team was responsible for discovering lead compounds for many different diseases. He left DuPont in 2000 to found his first company, MatriCal Bioscience, where he and his engineering team developed novel automation and robotics to accelerate drug discovery in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology areas. MatriCal also built automation for agricultural research companies such as Pioneer, Bayer Crop Science, and Syngenta to assist in the discovery of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and new plants. He sold MatriCal Bioscience in 2013 to Brooks Automation. He founded 2nd Sight Bioscience in 2014 with a focus on using automation, robotics, and new technologies in the field of agriculture. He currently serves as the CEO and President of 2nd Sight BioScience.
Margo Buckles J.D.Chief Legal Officer
Margo L. Buckles is a licensed attorney in Washington State. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Science/Spanish from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; a M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. After law school, Ms. Buckles worked as an employment litigator, first the Internal Revenue Service and later for Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia. She then worked as an associate for Gallagher, Schoenfeld, Surkin, Chupein & DeMis in Media, Pennsylvania. Upon moving to Spokane, Washington, she joined Matrical Bioscience where she was corporate counsel and oversaw all aspects of the administration of the business, including human resources. Upon the sale of Matrical Bioscience, she helped start 2nd Sight BioScience with Dr. Kevin Oldenburg.
Dawson LackDirector, Business Development
Dawson graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Washington University in 2021 with an M.B.A as well as graduated cum laude from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in Finance. Dawson was a recipient of several scholarships including the Wynn Portfolio Scholarship, U.S. Bank Finance Scholarship, and an Athletic Scholarship as a result to his academic and athletic excellence at EWU. Dawson was a team captain as well as a 5-year letterman and a school record holder at EWU for Track and Field. Dawson joined 2nd Sight in December 2021 as the Director of Business Development, Dawson plays a crucial role in day-to-day operations as well as short and long-term growth of the company. From marketing and sales to product development and support, he works in many facets of the business to uphold the company’s mission and values.
Bob AlexanderCreative Development Manager
Graduated from Eastern Washington University with Bachelor of Science Degree Computer Information Systems and Bachelor of Arts Degree Computer Science. Bob is responsible for all things graphical. Master of freight and logistics. Amazing at translating technical solutions into non-technical language. He is involved in initial client interactions, project planning to the design phase into development. If you have a problem… Bob will solve it.