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Keynote Talk Titles: “The Regenerative Medicine Story—The Past, Present and Tomorrow” + “Alternative Markets for Your Technology”
Dr. Robert Kellar is an Associate Professor of Practice at Northern Arizona University in the Center for Materials Interfaces in Research Applications (¡MIRA!), Biological Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering. He serves as the Chief Science Officer for Axolotl Biologix and the Chief Technology Officer for NuLastin. He has over 20 years of experience in the development and regulatory approval of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biologics, including cell-based products and regenerative medicine and tissue engineered technology. He has 146 scientific abstracts, 40 peer-reviewed publications, and 6 issued US patents. He received his PhD from the University of Arizona in 2001.
Dr. Kellar currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for Leonhardt Ventures and the Clinical Advisory Board for Aesthetics Biomedical. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for Protein Genomics, a protein polymer medical device company, and the California Stock Exchange. Dr. Kellar has helped to co-found a number of companies including Development Engineering Sciences, a biomedical consulting firm, Flagship Biosciences, a digital pathology company, and Elevated Manufacturing, a contract manufacturer.
Dr. Kellar’s previous roles include: Past-President of the Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation, VP of Research and Development at Histogen, Inc. in San Diego, CA, Product Specialist at W.L. Gore and Associates in Flagstaff, AZ, and Lead Scientist and Project Manager at Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc. in La Jolla, CA.
Honors and Awards:
Jay N. Cohn New Investigator Award, Heart Failure Society of America, Sept. 11, 2001
Outstanding Professor Appreciation, Northern Arizona University, February 25, 2010
Faculty Louie Award Nominee, Northern Arizona University, 2012
Faculty Member of the Year, (Order of Omega, Northern Arizona University), 2012
Pearson’s One Professor Project, August 18, 2015
Nominee, College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences, NAU, Teacher of the Year Award, 2016
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Department of Biological Sciences, NAU, 2016
Finalist, BioAcell Solutions Challenge (Scorpion Pit), 2016
Global Health & Pharma’s “Most Innovative Regenerative Medicine Research Company – USA”, 2018
Finalist, Phoenix Business Journal’s Health Care Hero Awards, 2018
Arizona Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leaders Award, 2019
Nominee, Research and Creative Activity (RCA), Northern Arizona University, “Most Significant Innovation in Technology Transfer of Commercialization”, 2019
Arizona Business Magazine’s Healthcare Leadership Awards, Researcher of the Year, 2019
Awardee, Research and Creative Activity (RCA), Northern Arizona University, “Most Significant Innovation in Technology Transfer of Commercialization”, 2020
- LIVE Q&A = Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 5:30pm-6pm via Zoom. Registrants will receive an email containing the link.
- Keynote will be available to view on April 22nd starting at 8am. Registrants will receive an email containing the link.