Dr. Joseph Ruiz has over 25 years experience as an investigator in academia and industry in embryonic and adult stem cell biology, genome engineering, hepatic cell biology, cell transplantation, and histotechnology. He has served as a reviewer for NIH SBIR/STTR applications and currently chairs a Scientific Review Group. Dr. Ruiz’s background of holding positions in both academia and the biotech industry has given him a unique perspective on the importance of developing a comprehensive research plan while also driving research toward clinical or commercial applications. He has held faculty positions at the Indiana School of Medicine and at the Wistar Institute, and has experience directing scientific development at several biotech startup companies. He completed post-doctoral work at Columbia University and at Harvard University.
Education: B.S. in Microbiology from Michigan State; Ph.D. in Biology from University of California, San Diego