Executive Team



Sherif Soliman, PhD, MBA- Chief Technology Officer & CEO

Founding scientist of Biostage Inc. Has 15+ years of hands-on experience in designing polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering, and 8 years of medical device manufacturing experience.


Mohamed Kamel, DMD-Clinical Studies Lead

A general dentist and biomedical engineer with experience in biomaterials and clinical applications of the dental membranes, bone grafting and implant dentistry.


JP Powers, MBA-Finance Lead

15+ years of experience working in investment management. He has expertise in security analysis, portfolio management and investment due diligence. In addition to client facing responsibilities he has also managed teams while overseeing and implementing investment technology platforms.

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Edward O’Sullivan, MBA- Marketing & Sales Lead

Businessperson and attorney with nearly forty years of experience in small business, government and law. Developed, owns and operates five small businesses. Has provided counsel to businesses from start-up to large multi national corporations.




Michael Francis, PhD

Chief Science Officer of Embody, a serial inventor and entrepreneur. Dr. Francis has worked in the medical device industry, orthopedic, cardiovascular, sports medicine and stem cell fields over the past two decades.


Alaa Ahmed, DMD, DMSc

Faculty member in the department of periodontology at the Boston University Goldman school of dental medicine. He continues to pursue lifelong education through his research at the Forsyth institute.


Mathew Becker, PhD

Professor Becker is Associate Dean for Research in the College of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering and was awarded an Endowed Chair at The University of Akron. He received the 2015 ACS Publications Biomacromolecules/ Macromolecules Young Investigator Award.