Emily English, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. English leads Gemstone Bio’s product development, helping to bring innovative wound healing technologies from the lab bench into the clinic. She spent eight years as a staff scientist and global communications program manager at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and she holds a Bachelor’s degree, Magna cum laude, in chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Director of Engineering
Matt graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a BS/MSE in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. At Johns Hopkins, Matt worked in the lab of Dr. Sharon Gerecht and was a key researcher in the development of Gemstone’s core technology. He brings a vast background in material science, bioengineering, and downstream processing to Gemstone. His past research experiences include Myriant Technologies and the European Molecular Biology Laboratories (EMBL).
Janty graduated from the Univ. of Delaware with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Biomechanics. At the Univ. of Delaware, Janty’s research focused on the solid and fluid mechanics involved in musculoskeletal tissues and how these macroscale mechanics affect microscale cell behavior. Prior to joining Gemstone, Janty was the Lead Product Development Engineer at JADE Biotech, a startup that aimed to create a device to manage and audit medical narcotic waste.
Sharon Gerecht, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science at the Whiting School of Engineering. Director of the Institute for NanoBio Technology (INBT).
Jeremy Walston, MD
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bayview
Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Geriatric Medicine at JHMI; Co-Director of the Biology of Healthy Aging Program in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.
Peter Abadir, MD
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Bayview
Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at JHMI.
Scientific Advisory Board
Susan Volk, Ph.D., V.M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.
Ronald Sherman, D.P.M., MBA
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Podiatric Surgeon in the Dept of Surgery: Division of Vascular Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Member of the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot & Wound Clinic.
Teresa Compton, Ph.D.
Pharmaceutical Industry Consultant
Former VP of Translational Medicine and Virology at Biogen Idec and former Executive Director at Novartis.
Marc Dauer, MD
Dauer Hair Restoration
Medical Director of Dauer Hair Restoration.
David Abramson, MD
Englewood Hospital, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Chief of Plastic Surgery at Englewood Hospital. Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
Board of Directors
Founding Partner of Gamma 3 LLC. Chairman of Gemstone and Terbium Labs. Former Chairman and CEO of Aether Systems, Inc.
Founder, President and CEO of AVROBIO, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. Former Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, and former President and CEO of Organogenesis.
Xin Huang, MD, Ph.D.
Cowin Venture Capital
Managing Partner at Cowin Venture and leader of the firm’s healthcare sector.
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