Paul R. Sanberg, Chair
President, National Academy of Inventors
Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair
Distinguished University Professor
University of South Florida
Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc. is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, Morsani College of Medicine; and Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair at the University of South Florida. His work has been instrumental in translating new pharmaceutical and cellular therapeutics to clinical trials and commercialization for stroke, ALS, Alzheimer’s, Tourette’s syndrome, and Parkinson’s disease. He has significant experience with start-ups, venture capital and pharmaceutical companies. He is an inventor on 55 U.S. and >100 foreign patents; author of over 700 scientific articles and 14 books. He has served on numerous national advisory boards, and on the editorial boards for over 30 scientific journals. He is a Fellow of 16 national and international academic and scientific societies, and has been recognized with numerous awards. His industry experience includes service as a founder of Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. (an affiliate of CryoCell), Scientific Director for CytoTherapeutics, Inc. (now Stem Cells Inc.), and CSO for Layton BioScience Inc., all of which were involved in cell therapy for degenerative disorders. He is also President of the National Academy of Inventors.