Senior Director, Biological Engineering, Precision Healing, Inc ; Professor and Director Emeritus, Center for Innovations in Wound Healing, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Ira M. Herman, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Emeritus, Center for Innovations in Wound Healing Research, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA Senior Director, Biological Engineering and Co-Founder, Precision Healing, Inc. For the entirety of his discovery- and innovation-based career, and since his days in training at Tulane University, Harvard Medical School and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Herman has been devoted to understanding the basic mechanisms that control wound healing. As a global thought leader, Dr. Herman has made several seminal contributions to our understanding the molecular mechanisms that control post-injury responses, while unveiling central factors, key signaling networks and molecular complexes responsible for regulating host reparative responses and wound resolution. These fundamental insights have given way to innovative strategies as well as several inventions aimed at characterizing wound state as well as controlling the conversion of non-healing wounds into those capable of closure. As a lead innovator and key opinion leader, Dr. Herman has chaired international meetings on regenerative medicine while serving on innumerable grant review panels, editorial boards for high-impact journals and scientific advisory boards for biotechnology companies and pharma. He is the recipient of numerous awards, published 100s of peer-reviewed scientific publications and is named inventor on many US and international patents, which describe advanced diagnostics and therapeutics for next generation, precision health care. While at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Herman rapidly rose through the academic ranks to become tenured and distinguished professor of Cellular, Molecular and Chemical Biology, while holding appointments of omparable rank in the departments of Ophthalmology, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center. At the time he was recruited by Lumicell, Inc. to lead its newly-founded wound care division, now Precision Healing, Inc., Professor Herman was Director, Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology Program and The Center for Innovations in Wound Healing.