Meet the Sales and Support Team

Members of the Plexon sales and support team are experienced neuroscientists that are here to discuss your specific research needs. Below you can find more information about each of our sales and support members.

andrew klein sales plexonAndrew Klein 

Andrew Klein is Director of Sales and Support at Plexon Inc. He obtained his BSc in Neuroscience from Bowling Green State University in 2005, and following spent time as a research associate at the University of Michigan before accepting a position at Plexon in 2008. He has over twelve years’ experience with in vivo electrophysiology data acquisition and animal behavior analysis. Today, he spends a significant amount of time traveling throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia supporting users of Plexon electrophysiology acquisition systems.

nioka burns plexon salesNioka Burns

Nioka is currently Plexon's Marketing and Sales Support Manager. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Texas Christian University. She earned her PhD in Janice Juraska’s lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a focus on the cognitive and neural effects of hormone replacement during aging. Nioka then made her way back to Texas and worked as a postdoc with Farida Sohrabji at Texas A&M Health Science Center where she examined the role that epigenetic changes during aging play in stroke severity.                                                                                                                                                              

damon gee plexon salesDamon Gee

Damon completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology & business from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. He earned his M.S. in Cognition & Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas. After working for Plexon for close to seven years, Damon left to work in the clinical side of the neuro-technology world where he focused on Epilepsy for approximately 5 years. Damon has recently rejoined Plexon in a senior technical sales capacity.  

elizabeth guy plexon salesElizabeth Guy

Elizabeth Guy is currently a Sales Engineer for Plexon, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Appalachian State University where she conducted research on the effects of audiogenic seizures on GABA neuron densities in the Dorsal Nucleus of the Lateral Lemniscus as well as on several behavioral measures of learning and memory and anxiety.  She continued her studies in behavioral neuroscience completing a Master’s Degree in Psychology at Wake Forest University supervised by Wayne Pratt where she studied motivated behaviors relating to maladaptive food intake, specifically focusing on cue-evoked relapse to food seeking behavior.  From there, she continued her studies in reward learning related to addictive behaviors at the University of Toronto under the direction of Paul Fletcher.  Her studies focused on the effect of nicotine to influence Pavlovian approach behavior and later responding for the reward-paired cue as a conditioned reinforcer.  Before joining Plexon, Elizabeth worked under Dr. Eric Turner at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, where she was a member of the NIDA training group and examined the possible role of nicotine in anxiety and reward behavior within the medial habenula. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys long-distance road and trail running, coaching cross-country, biking, hiking, playing music, and volunteering to support homeless communities in the greater Seattle region.

michael scheid sales plexonMichael Scheid

Mike Scheid’s passion is neurotechnology. In 2016 he joined Plexon as an Electrophysiology Technical Sales Engineer. He is interested in pushing the development of novel neurotechnologies forward, as well as potential strategic partnerships and collaborations in the neurotechnology space.  In graduate school he demonstrated the clinical viability of local field potentials and multi-unit spiking activity as control signals for brain-machine interfaces. He also co-invented a novel neurofeedback paradigm to study cortical neurophysiology.       

mike barbas sales plexonMike Barbas

Mike is currently a Technical Support Engineer at Plexon. As an undergrad, Mike studied neuroscience and chemistry at Duke University. Mike also learned how to “juggle many balls” while being a member of the varsity track and field team, a skill of great value while working in support. Mike joined the Plexon team in late 2015.