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Scientific Advisers


Vineet Bhandari, MD

Drexel School of Medicine

Chief, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Expert in neonatal lung infection and sepsis.



Beamon Agarwal, MD, PhD

Adviser and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Agarwal is a highly qualified pathologist who brings in many years of translational research and pathology experience in the fields of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), breast cancer, lymphomas and trained at Tata Memorial Center, India and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Agarwal has extensive experience in both neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology in the eastern and western world and with animal histopathology.


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Joseph Ronaghan, MD

Adviser, Surgery Chair, UNT Health Science Center

Dr. Ronaghan serves as the Surgery Chair in the Department of Surgery at the UNT Health Science Center in FortWorth TX. 



Steven M. Opal, MD

Brown University, Rhode Island

Dr. Opal has worked on preclinical and clinical trials of sepsis for more than 30 years and has extensive experience with localized infection models in mice and rats with immunotherapeutic and Toll Like Receptor (TLR) inhibitors. He serves as an adviser to design these preclinical experiments and will work with us in clinical trials. He served as the principal investigator for the Phase-III clinical trial of Asahi’s ART-123 which is approved for marketing for sepsis.


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Stella M. Robertson, PhD

25+ years Pharmaceutical industry R&D with global project management, product development, and clinical expertise. 
5+ years mentor, board member and scientific adviser with early stage companies, and VC/angel investing.

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