Xenith's Scientific Advisory Board brings together independent experts in athlete health, brain science, and sports technology to ensure all Xenith product is driven by leading-edge scientific research and grounded in rigorous R&D. Board members advise the Xenith executive team on ground-breaking research, state-of-the-art care, and the next horizon of scientific development in athlete health and performance. The Board provides strategic guidance for Xenith's scientific research efforts and identifies opportunities for product innovation in line with Xenith's commitment to providing the best protective solutions to athletes at all levels of competition.
Senior Associate Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Health and Welfare, University of Michigan Athletics
Darryl Conway oversees Student-Athlete Health and Welfare for University of Michigan Athletics, which includes athletic medicine, performance science, nutrition, athletic counseling, Olympic strength and conditioning, and equipment operations. He also serves as the liaison to U-M team physicians. Mr. Conway came to the University of Michigan in 2013 from the University of Maryland, where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine. Prior to Maryland, he worked full-time as an athletic trainer at the University of Central Florida, the University of Northern Iowa, Morgan State University, the University of Delaware, and the New York Jets Football Club. Mr. Conway holds a Masters’ Degree from Adelphi University in Sports Medicine and Sports Management and a Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Delaware in Physical Education Studies and Athletic Training.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Translational Molecular and Imaging Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mehmet Kurt directs the Kurtlab at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he researchs brain biomechanics and neuromechanical imaging. His research group is currently sponsored by multiple grants from NSF and NIH. His awards include NSF Vizzies Best Scientific Visualization Award, People's Choice (2018), Annals of Biomedical Engineering "Editor's Choice Award" (2017), Thrasher Research Foundation Early Career Award (2015) and the Thomas Bernard Hall Prize for the Best Paper of the Year (2011). His research has been highlighted in various media outlets, such as Reuters, Newsweek, CBS News, and Washington Post. Dr. Kurt received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on developing novel nonlinear system identification methods. He completed his postdoctoral work in the Departments of Bioengineering and Radiology at Stanford University.
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan
Co-Director, Michigan NeuroSport, Michigan Medicine
Co-Director, Michigan Concussion Center Clinical Core, University of Michigan
Matthew Lorincz is a board-certified sports neurologist specializing in the treatment of acute concussions, the long-term consequences of concussion, and the management of neurological disorders in athletes. In addition to co-directing the Michigan NeuroSport clinic and the Michigan Concussion Center Clinical core, he is a team physician for University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, USA Hockey, and US Ski and Snowboard. Dr. Lorincz’s research interests include optimizing recovery from sport-related concussion, investigating quantitative biomarkers for objective concussion diagnosis and safe return to sport, and investigating the long-term risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from sport. Dr. Lorincz earned his MD and PhD at Wayne State University and completed residency and fellowship training in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan.
Sanofi Professor of Prevention and Wellness and Chair, the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, The Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
Adjunct Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Jennifer Sacheck is a nutrition scientist, physical activity expert, and author. Her research focuses on the impact of both diet and physical activity on health outcomes, with an emphasis on pediatric health disparities. Recent work includes examining the impact of school-based “coaches” from low-income communities on improving physical fitness, physical activity, and socio-emotional learning among underserved middle school children. Dr. Sacheck is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, where she serves on advisory committees on national health policy and youth sports and health initiatives. She also was an appointed member of the National Academy of Sciences committee on Fitness and Health Outcomes in Youth. Dr. Sacheck earned her Ph.D. in Nutrition Science from Tufts University and completed her postdoctoral training from Harvard Medical School.
Sport Technology Consultant, Zendler Scientific
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
Jessica Zendler is a biomedical engineer, kinesiologist, and sport technology expert. She specializes in the application of biomechanics to enhance athlete health and performance. Her research interests include understanding the role of biomechanics in injury development, developing movement-based markers to assess athlete resiliency and readiness, validation and evaluation of sport technology, and integrating sport technology into comprehensive athlete management. Dr. Zendler previously served as the Chief Scientific Officer at Impellia, where she directed scientific research and development for their sport performance platform. Prior to Impellia, she directed the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Zendler received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Kinesiology from the University of Michigan.