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I serve as the Director of Scientific Research at CellTrans, Incorporated. In my current role, I oversee the good manufacturing practice (GMP) facility for manufacturing of human islets. I lead a team of researchers and technicians to isolate human islets and verify quality upon completion of the manufacturing process. In addition, I oversee rodent and non-human primate islet transplantation studies, which evaluate the efficacy of biomaterials and encapsulation platforms to support islet function in vivo. Our organization collaborates with academic and industry partners to generate preclinical data needed for FDA applications. Our research program is supported by funding from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Helmsley Foundation, and industry clients.