CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Max works at the intersection of science and business operations for GelMEDIX, and has been with the team since company founding. Prior to GelMEDIX, he completed his PhD in Medical Engineering from MIT in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology with a research background in drug delivery. Max continues his work at MIT as a course Lecture in the HST department.
Sr. SCIENTIST - BIOMATERIALS
Noel is an expert in biomaterials engineering and drug release. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University with a research focus on responsive hydrogel systems.
SCIENTIST - STEM CELL BIOLOGY
Alex is an expert in stem cell differentiation and neural cell biology. He holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan with a research focus in neuroplasticity.
Arthur is a biomedical engineer with a focus on drug release with a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University.
Sophia is a biomedical engineer focused on ocular stem cell differentiation and cell characterization assay development with a BEng in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and a MEng in Biomedical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Board of Directors & Advisors
Nasim Annabi, PhD
Asst. Professor Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA
Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH
Professor and Sr. Scientist, Dir. Immunology Transplantation, and Regeneration Program, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
CH Dohlman Chair in Opthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Purnanand Sarma, PhD
Strategic Advisor/Consulting CEO
20+ years as Biotech Executive, $3b+ in transactions
Fmr. Immunome, Taris Biomedical, Nektar
Michael Cima, PhD
David H. Koch Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Safar Partners - Lead Investor
Partner, Safar Partners
Brian Ballios, MD, PhD
Clinician-Scientist, Krembril Research Institute, Johnson Vision Institute, University Hospital Network, University of Toronto
Asst. Prof. Ophthalmology, University of Toronto
Dean Eliott, MD
Dir. Emeritus Retina Service, Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Director, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Stelios Evangelos Gragoudas Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School