Company: ArunA Bio & University of Georgia
Job title: Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer & Professor
Steven Stice, PhD, is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Aruna Bio. Aruna Bio is harnessing the natural abilities of neural exosomes to cross the blood brain barrier and enhance the body’s anti-inflammatory, self-repair and protective mechanisms to treat a range of neurodegenerative disorders. Aruna Bio’s proprietary neural exosomes inherently cross the blood-brain barrier and enable drugs and drug-combinations to naturally target cells and treat patients with a range of neurological disorders. Dr Stice is D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor, elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, who holds a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar endowed chair. As an invited member, he sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is serving on the Governing Committee of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). Dr. Stice chairs the University of Georgia academic lead in a research consortium, based in Atlanta; Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT), which was recently funded $20 million by NSF. Dr. Stice, a veteran researcher in bio-manufacturing technologies and regenerative medicine, developed the first commercial product at Aruna Bio from human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC), which has led to 16 U.S. patents in stem cells, animal biotechnology and regenerative medicine.