Biju Parekkadan, PhD

Scientific Co-Founder, Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Parekkadan is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine at Rutgers University and a Core Faculty Member at the Center for Surgery, Innovation, and Bioengineering at Harvard Medical School. His laboratory specializes in cell, gene and tissue engineering that is supported by continuous funding from the NIH and disseminated in >100 invited lectures, >35 publications in high-impact journals (Nature Biomedical Engineering, PNAS, Science Translational Medicine) with >3000 citations and >10 patent applications. In 2012, he was recognized by Harvard Medical School with a Young Mentor of the Year Award and by the White House with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor given by the US government for early career investigators. His doctoral research generated the IP behind the formation of Sentien, and he continues to lead the R&D efforts. He received a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University (2003) and a PhD in Chemical and Medical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (2008).