Sharon Gerecht

Professor and Director, the Institute for NanoBioTechnology , Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Gerecht’s research focuses on the interactions between stem or cancer cells and their microenvironments to engineer artificial niches capable of guiding cellular decisions towards the design of therapeutics. Dr. Gerecht is the recipient of numerous awards including the Allan C. Davis Medal from the Maryland Academy of Sciences (2008), and the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award (2014-2019). Dr. Gerecht is the author of more than 140 papers, book chapters, and patents in her field. Dr. Gerecht is a co-founder of Gemstone Biotherapeutics, LLC, a spin-off company based on technologies developed in her lab, focusing on wound healing.