About Us

At Strand Diagnostics, our strong roots in forensic science have enabled us to expand the benefits of DNA matching to the growing life sciences sector. Our leadership team is comprised of both seasoned medical professionals and business entrepreneurs, bringing a unique combination of experiences and knowledge that have helped shape the company’s vision. Read on to learn more about our company history and the innovative team that made it possible.

Peter M. Knapp, MD, FACS

Dr. Knapp is Co-Founder and Director of Strand Diagnostics LLC, and co-developer of the Know Error DNA Specimen Provenance Assignment (DSPA) test and kit used to improve diagnostic accuracy and patient safety in the evaluation of patient tissue specimens.  Dr. Knapp is a practicing urologist involved in medical education, clinical research, product development, practice growth and clinical service line expansion for over 20 years. He holds multiple healthcare patents, has authored more than 30 articles and several book chapters, and served as principal investigator or sub-investigator on more than 50 clinical trials. Dr. Knapp is President of Urology of Indiana, a 35 physician urology group practice, and serves as Volunteer Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is the Immediate Past President of the North Central Section of the American Urologic Association, Past President of the Large Urology Group Practice Association and remains active in the health policy and healthcare advocacy activities of both national organizations. Dr. Knapp has also served as consultant to other healthcare industry companies by providing strategic guidance on product development and application.

Dr. Knapp is a graduate of Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 


Phillip Gordon

Phillip Gordon is currently the Director of the CSS Institute of Advanced Health in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Gordon’s success story includes political and policy development in designing and implementing strategies to create new business opportunities, prevent problems or resolve conflicts facing clients. He was the Mayor of Phoenix from 2004 to 2011 and has an extensive list of community involvement. Mr. Gordon has a law degree from Arizona State University College of Law and his undergraduate work was in History and Government at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

Ted Schenberg

Ted Schenberg is a successful, veteran entrepreneur, having founded and acquired several businesses in the life sciences, chemical, aerospace, construction and food processing industries. He has extensive experience with start-ups, turnaround situations and merger/acquisition activities, with a strong emphasis on the development of sales and marketing functions. Three chemical companies founded or purchased by Mr. Schenberg were subsequently sold to publicly-traded firms. He has taught courses on business and entrepreneurship at assorted venues including the prestigious Indiana University Kelly School of Business, from which he holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration. Mr. Schenberg currently is CEO and co-founder of Strand Diagnostics LLC, a forensic and medical DNA laboratory.

Travis Morgan

After three years in the audit department of KPMG Peat Marwick focusing on small and mid-sized clients, Travis Morgan embarked on a successful career in entrepreneurship and private equity and has garnered over 20 years of experience in venture creation, management and harvest. In this role he has been instrumental in the creation, purchase and/or sale of 12 companies, including two liquidity events with large public companies. He has held the role of acting or interim CFO at eight companies in the biotech, chemical manufacturing, aerospace and private equity industries. Mr. Morgan graduated at the age of 20 from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, and is a CPA (inactive) licensed in Indiana. He also received a Masters in Business Administration from Babson University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and International Business.