Co-organizer and Panel Chair
Chief Scientific Officer, Aspect Biosystems
Sam is the Chief Scientific Officer at Aspect and is responsible for our scientific innovation and development. He has over 10 years of experience leading world-class tissue engineering R&D and currently leads our technical efforts in developing bioprinted tissue applications, both internally and externally. He is a recognized leader in the field of airway tissue engineering and has numerous publications in this area. As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the UBC Institute for Heart and Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital, he spearheaded the BioAirway Research Offering New Concepts in Health (BRONCH) partnership, an inter-disciplinary, cross-Canada research initiative to develop in vitro 3D human airway tissues. Sam holds a Ph.D. in respiratory cell biology from the University of Nottingham.