Scientific & Medical Advisors

Robert Langer, Ph.D.

David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT and the father of drug delivery and tissue engineering with over 800 patents with over 25 successful biotech startup companies.

Nishant Agrawal, M.D.

Nishant Agrawal, MD, is the director of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Agrawal specializes in the management of patients with benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. His work has achieved international recognition in the field of head and neck surgical oncology, and head and neck cancer genetics. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Dr. Agrawal was an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University.

James L. Demetroulakos MD FACS

Dr. James Demetroulakos is Chief of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery at the North Shore Medical Center and Attending Staff at Mass General Hospital/Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. He received his medical degree from Brown University and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Jack Wilson, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Emerging Technologies and Innovation. President Emeritus of The University of Massachusetts system. Chair of MA Defense Technology Initiative.

Maria Alonso, Ph.D.

Professor of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). Widely respected for her contributions to vaccine/drug delivery nanocarriers. University of Santiago de Compostela (USC).

John Ripple

John Ripple is the owner of Ripple Biotech, which advises early stage biomedical companies on strategy, business development, and fundraising. His other business experiences include medical device marketing and management consulting. He additionally serves as an advisor to the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation and the MIT Venture Mentoring Service. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.