Peter I. Lelkes
Chief Scientific Advisor

Dr. Lelkes leads the team responsible for the invention of OmegaSkin that uses soybean plant scaffold technology and the unique handheld spin blower application technology. He is the Laura H. Carnell and Founding Chair of the Department of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering at Temple University. Dr. Lelkes is also the Inaugural Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (TIME)…

James McGuire
Scientific Advisor

Dr. James McGuire is the director of the Leonard S. Abrams Center for Advanced Wound Healing and a Professor Clinician Scholar in the Departments of Podiatric Medicine and Biomechanics at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia.

Dr. McGuire is a board-certified podiatrist and wound care specialist. His DPM degree is from…

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James A. Furmato
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Furmato brings a unique perspective as both a physician and engineer. His association with clinical and objective assessment of normal and pathological gait includes 29 years of experience in the Gait Study Center of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine (TUSPM). This includes eight years a faculty member at that school.  Dr. Furmato joined the faculty of Bioengineering at Temple University in…

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Jonathan A. Gerstenhaber
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Jonathan Gerstenhaber studied under Dr. Peter Lelkes, and brings with him a breadth of experience with nanofibrous biomaterials.  His thesis work focused on the development and analysis of soy based wound dressings as well as the creation of novel devices to improve applications of such nanofibrous fabrics including both a robotic spinning system…