As the Laboratory Director at Organicell Regenerative Medicine, I have lead the research, development, and manufacturing of novel biological medicine for the treatment of pulmonary, cardiovascular, and orthopedic degenerative disease. Our teams mission is to advance biological medicine to offer safe and effective solutions to treat diseases. I received comprehensive training manufacturing, characterizing, and culturing primary stem cells and cell derived nanoparticles and exosomes for research, pre-clinical, and clinical regenerative medicine application at the University of Miami’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI). This experience includes the translation of molecular biology techniques including, flow cytometry analysis, protein and RNA analysis, and fluorescence microscopy to the completion of research development and processing validation tasks required in an expanding cGMP production facility. My past research has focused on the develop of in vitro culture systems that modulate physiological levels of oxygen to better isolate and expand potent cell products for use in translational and clinical projects. More recently, I have developed a methodology for the large-scale manufacturing of exosome products from bioreactors for use in translational and pre-clinical research and presented the results at the 2019 International Society of Cell Therapy meeting as a young professional abstract awardee.
Sacred Heart University
B.S. – Biology
University of Miami- Miller School of Medicine
Ph.D. – Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
University of Miami- Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
Post-Doc – Clinical Cell Manufacturing