BRUCE RISER, PHD
Cell/ Molecular Biology Pathology – University of Michigan
Expertise: Renal / cardiovascular & metabolic disease, oncology and complications of diabetes, obesity and renal failure. Fibrosis, inflammation and skin scarring. Regulation and function of the extracellular matrix including collagens, cytokines, growth factors and matricellular proteins, including TGF-beta and the CCNs. Diagnostics, peptide / protein biotherapeutics and small molecule drugs. Development and use of cell and animal models, IP generation, and best practices for maximizing industry/academic affiliations in building pipelines.
Founder / CEO, BLR Bio, Emerging Biotechnology Company
Professor, Physiology and Biophysics- Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine & Science; Professor, Medicine at Chicago Medical School.
Director of R&D, Renal Division, Baxter Healthcare (11yrs)
Director, Renal Research Program, Henry Ford Hospital, Nephrology (13 yrs).
Other: Holds more than 20 patents, member-Amer. Soc. Invest. Pathology, American Society of Nephrology, American Diabetes Assoc. Expo Board Member; Reviewer or associate editor on more than 20 journals. Award winner of more than 30 grants.