r. Ting joined Athersys in 2001 as a Senior Scientist and has been promoted over this fifteen-year tenure at the Company, where he currently serves as Vice President of Regenerative Medicine and Head of Cardiopulmonary Programs. With more than thirty years of experience in cell and stem cell biology, Dr. Ting has developed expertise in translational clinical studies with adult stem cell therapies and has been responsible for all stages of the development of MultiStem® from the bench to the bedside. Dr. Ting manages all programs in the cardiovascular and pulmonary areas at the Company, as well as the evaluation of potential new uses for the cell therapy product. Dr. Ting serves on several regenerative medicine society committees including the International Society for Cell Therapy and the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. From 1995 to 2001, Dr. Ting was a Principal Investigator and Head of the Screening for Novel Inhibitors group at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) at the National University of Singapore, where he established a multi-disciplinary group that focused on the identification of therapeutic targets and the development and implementation of high-throughput screens. Prior to joining IMCB, he was a post-doctoral fellow with Richard Scheller in the department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. Dr. Ting received his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Johns Hopkins University and his B.A. in Biology from Amherst College.