Our Story

who we are

We are a Canadian biotechnology company with a bold team of innovators & entrepreneurs from all over the globe.

Bringing together different backgrounds, perspectives, and expertise defines who we are and what we do.

what we stand for

We believe that collaboration and diversity drive disruptive ideas that will transform our health.

We are passionate about pioneering a new category of regenerative medicine to improve the lives of millions of people.

what we do

We develop bioprinted tissue therapeutics that are designed to replace, repair, or supplement biological functions in the body.

These implantable tissues have the potential to transform how we treat currently incurable diseases.

our team

Tamer Mohamed

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO

Zealous Soccer Player

A bioengineer, inventor, and entrepreneur, Tamer currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aspect Biosystems. Tamer co-founded Aspect in 2013 and has played a leading role in overall corporate, business, and technology development. Under his leadership, we have secured significant funding, entered strategic collaborations with best-in-class pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and built a world-class team. 

As a leader and visionary in the field of regenerative medicine, Tamer has been invited to speak at venues ranging from TEDx to industry, scientific, and executive conferences. He was selected as a Bloomberg New Economy Catalyst in 2022, named among the Top 50 Healthcare Technology CEOs in 2022, and has received awards for both BC's Top 40 Under 40 and Top 30 Under 30 for demonstrating excellence in business, judgement, leadership, and community contribution. He is also a Board Member at The Stem Cell Network, an organization focused on building Canada’s stem cell and regenerative medicine research sector.

Tamer holds a BASc in Biomedical Engineering and MASc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Tamer Mohamed
Sam Wadsworth

Sam Wadsworth

Chief Scientific Officer

Sam Wadsworth, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Tennis & Badminton Nut

As Chief Scientific Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Sam is responsible for our scientific innovation and development. He co-founded the company in 2013 and currently leads our technical efforts in developing bioprinted tissue applications, both internally and externally. 

Sam has over 15 years of experience leading world-class tissue engineering R&D and is a recognized leader in the field. He has publications in multiple engineered tissue types including airway, skeletal muscle, neuronal, cartilage, liver and pancreas. Prior to Aspect, Sam was a Research Fellow at the UBC Institute for Heart and Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital where he spearheaded interdisciplinary, cross-Canada research initiatives to engineer complex 3D human airway tissues and developed cell culture media products that have since been successfully commercialized. 

Sam holds a PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Nottingham.

Sam Wadsworth
Simon Beyer

Simon Beyer

Chief Technology Officer

Simon Beyer

Chief Technology Officer

Painter & Pianist

As Chief Technology Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Simon oversees the advancement of our biomanufacturing technologies. He co-founded the company in 2013 and currently leads our engineering teams and the development of our core technologies, including bioprinting systems, microfluidic printheads, biomanufacturing automation, software, and machine learning. 

Simon is a principal inventor of Aspect's microfluidic bioprinting technology with broad expertise developing advanced printing systems for applications including printed electronics, self-assembling nanomaterials, and biological tissue.

Simon holds a BASc and MASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Simon Beyer
Diane Gardiner

Diane Gardiner

Chief Human Resources Officer

Diane Gardiner

Chief Human Resources Officer

People Watcher & Hockey Mom

As Chief Human Resources Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Diane oversees the entire HR function, including team expansion, talent development, and HR operations. Diane is an accomplished Human Resources professional with more than 30 years of experience in the biotech sector, including executive-level roles in both private and public biotech companies.

Throughout her career Diane has established herself as a creative and adaptable HR executive, developing and deploying HR strategies and practices in order to support rapid growth. Before joining Aspect, she served for eight years as Senior Vice President Human Resources and Administration with Sierra Oncology, which was acquired by GSK in 2022 for US$1.9 billion. Prior to joining Sierra, Diane held executive-level HR roles with Tekmira Pharmaceuticals (now Arbutus Biopharma), Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, and The Centre for Drug Research and Development.

Diane holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.

Diane Gardiner
Eric Roos

Eric Roos

Chief Business Development Officer

Eric Roos

Chief Business Development Officer

Ski Bum & Sailor

As Chief Business Development Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Eric leads the expansion of our global partnerships with biopharmaceutical innovators. 

Eric has over 30 years of experience in the development of biopharmaceuticals, cell therapies, and regenerative medicine products. His leadership roles in the cell therapy industry spanned a multitude of responsibilities including leading early phase development, process optimization, clinical trial execution, and business development. During his decade-long tenure at Thermo Fisher Scientific, he was responsible for building global strategic alliances and expanding their Cell & Gene Therapy Business Unit. 

Eric holds a BSc in Biochemistry from McGill University.

Eric Roos
Lloyd Mackenzie

Lloyd Mackenzie

Chief Technical Operations Officer

Lloyd Mackenzie

Chief Technical Operations Officer

Fly Fishing & Classic Car Nut

As Chief Technical Operations Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Lloyd oversees all facets of technical operations, including facilities and lab operations, manufacturing, quality control and assurance, regulatory, and project management. 

Lloyd is a seasoned biopharmaceutical development executive with over 25 years of strategic leadership experience spanning all stages of drug development across therapeutic areas, from discovery through to late-stage, global clinical trials. Prior to joining Aspect, Lloyd served on the C-suites of several clinical-stage life sciences companies, including Symvivo Corporation, NervGen Pharma Corp., and Aquinox Pharmaceuticals. His diverse experience extends to chemistry manufacturing and controls (CMC), quality, regulatory, clinical operations, and technical operations. 

Lloyd holds a BSc in Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University.

Lloyd Mackenzie
Ray Smith

Ray Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Ray Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Trail Runner

As Chief Financial Officer at Aspect Biosystems, Ray is responsible for the company's financial management and business operations.

Ray is a seasoned financial executive with over 25 years of experience leading finance teams in rapidly growing businesses. He started his career at Ernst & Young before joining global specialty pharmaceutical company, Eurand. As its VP, Finance, he helped grow the US company revenue tenfold, develop and launch Eurand’s first clinical product, and complete a $110M IPO on the NASDAQ. Most recently he was CFO of Cross Pacific Capital Partners and several of their portfolio companies in the high-tech space, where he played a leading role in raising significant capital while providing strong financial and operational leadership to multiple corporations across several countries.

Ray is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computation from Loughborough University.

Ray Smith
Spiro Getsios

Spiro Getsios

Senior VP, Preclinical R&D

Spiro Getsios, PhD

Senior VP, Preclinical R&D

Master Sous-Chef

As Senior Vice President of Preclinical Research & Development at Aspect Biosystems, Spiro manages our preclinical R&D program focused on type 1 diabetes, overseeing our in vivo sciences, biomaterials, and tissue therapeutic research groups.

Spiro completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where he was a tenured Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of Skin Tissue Engineering. He later joined GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals as Director of Biology with a focus on delivering preclinical models for drug discovery and development.

Spiro holds an MSc and PhD in Reproductive and Developmental Biology from the University of British Columbia and is an author on 75+ research publications.

Spiro Getsios
Jack Harvey

Jack Harvey

Senior VP, Process Development & Manufacturing

Jack Harvey

Senior VP, Process Development & Manufacturing

Data Fanatic & Wandering Hockey Fan

As Senior Vice President of Process Development and Manufacturing at Aspect Biosystems, Jack oversees the build-out of our clinical and commercial-scale GMP biomanufacturing for our bioprinted tissue therapeutics. 

Jack has over 30 years of strong scientific, cell therapy development, and manufacturing experience. He has deep expertise in the development and optimization of cell-based production systems in complex regulatory environments, with a proven track record of guiding and executing organization-wide product development strategies from concept to commercialization. He most recently served as Vice President of Bioprocessing for Humacyte, Inc. and has previous held leadership roles at Lonza and other major pharma and biotech companies. 

Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Harvard University and a Master of Public Health in Health Law from Boston University.

Jack Harvey
Natalie Korenic

Natalie Korenic

Head of Strategic Communications

Natalie Korenic

Head of Strategic Communications

Hockey Coach

As Head of Strategic Communications at Aspect Biosystems, Natalie manages our corporate communications, digital marketing, branding, and conference planning. 

As one of the first full-time hires at Aspect, Natalie has broad knowledge and experience across various business functions in the company. She is a skilled and adaptable communicator who is passionate about sharing the amazing science and technology at Aspect with the world. Outside of professional life, she is an avid ice hockey player and coach, and has been awarded BC Female Coach of the Year by Hockey Canada.

Natalie holds a BCom in Marketing & International Business from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Strategic Marketing from Imperial College London. 

Natalie Korenic
Joel Goertz

Joel Goertz

Senior Director, Intellectual Property & Licensing

Joel Goertz

Senior Director, Intellectual Property & Licensing

Coffee Connoisseur in Training

As Senior Director of Licensing & Intellectual Property at Aspect Biosystems, Joel performs critical business development functions and oversees all matters related to our agreements and intellectual property.

With more than 15 years of experience in management and commercialization of intellectual property assets, Joel has held a cross section of roles in the life science industry, providing expertise in business development and licensing, intellectual property management, technology assessment, and venture financing. Prior to joining Aspect, Joel worked for STEMCELL Technologies where he provided business development support to an emerging product diversification strategy and contributed to various senior level corporate development projects including M&A.

Joel holds a BSc in Cell & Developmental Biology from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Biomedical Technology from the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

Joel Goertz
Erin Bedford

Erin Bedford

Head of Bioprinting Innovation

Erin Bedford, PhD

Head of Bioprinting Innovation

Climber & Explorer

As Head of Bioprinting Innovation at Aspect Biosystems, Erin leads the team working to expand the potential applications of our microfluidic 3D bioprinting platform through internal R&D activities and external partnerships with academic researchers. 

Erin originally joined the company as an Applications Scientist and brings a wealth of technical knowledge and experience in microfluidic 3D bioprinting and the bioprinting space.

Erin holds a BASc in Nanotechnology Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a PhD in Nanotechnology Engineering/Chemistry from the University of Waterloo and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie.

Erin Bedford
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Amanda Fox

Senior Director, People and Culture


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Angela Dou

Research Associate, Histology

Cosmere Fan

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Annie Tam

Research Scientist, Cell Biology

Avid Reader & Traveller

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Ashkan Tehrani

Research Scientist

Folk Guitarist & Boating Enthusiast

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Brent Godau

Manager, Corporate Projects

Vegetable Gardening Golfer

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Carolina Montoya Gonzalez

Purchasing & Operations Coordinator

Aviation Geek & Spiritual seeker

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Catherine Steer

Lead Research Scientist, In Vivo Data Sciences

Podcast Lover & Amateur Surfer

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Cesar Alcala

Research Engineer, Bioprinting Innovation

Multi-Sports Enthusiast

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Chaewon Song

Research Associate

Photographer & Snowboarder

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Christopher Dickman

Lead Research Scientist

Board Game Aficionado

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Chris Weiss

Machine Shop Manager

Musician & Band Member

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Demian Felix

Animal Care Technician

Cook & Musician

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Dior Estrella

Manufacturing Technician

Weightlifter & Home Chef

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Dulguun Amarkhuu

Microfluidics Manufacturing Technician

Athlete, Runner & Aesthete

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Estefania Sanchez

Shipping & Receiving Assistant

Photography Enthusiast & Outdoor Lover

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Evan Stefanek

Research Scientist

Soccer Player & Balcony Gardener

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Fiona Li

Research Associate, In Vivo Sciences

Badminton Player & Foodie

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Hardeep Singh

Research Associate, Biomaterials

Traveller & Indian Classical Music Enthusiast

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Henrik Persson

Senior Microfluidics Engineer

Food Blogger & Adventurer

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Hesham Soliman

Lead Research Scientist, Tissue Engineering

Soccer Enthusiast & Gardener

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Jaedyn Foley

Process Development Associate

Softball Player and Crochet Lover

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Jake Retallick

Machine Learning Engineer

Musician & Cook

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John Lu

Research Associate

Gamer & Dessert Aficionado

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Jordan Yarschenko

Manufacturing Technician

Aspiring Cook & Golfer

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Katherine Thain

Lab Manager

Gardener & Dog Trainer

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Katie Reidy

Quality Assurance Specialist, Process Development

Wine Enthusiast & Traveler

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Keddie Brown

Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Flat Track Motorcycle Racer

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Kelly Hrelja

Research Associate, In Vivo

Bubble Tea Connoisseur & Hiker

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Lin-P'ing Choo-Smith

Director, Preclinical Programs

Backcountry Canoeist & Adventurer

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Mahi Efe

Quality Control Analyst, Process Development

Foodie & World Traveler

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Matthew Zeglinski

Lead Quality Control Analyst

Golfer & Cook

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Michael Weiss

Senior Manufacturing Technician

Digital Artist & Cat Lover

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Michelle Farrell

Research Associate, Cell Isolation and Processing

Traveller & Dog Lover

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Mohammad Jafari

Head of Computational Design

Yoga Enthusiast & Photographer

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Natalia Gosnell

Quality Control Analyst

Rock Climber & Extreme Skier

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Natalie Booth

Graphic Designer

Illustrator & Trail Runner

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Natalie Tang

Lab Technician, Process Development

Hobby Crafter

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Neeraja Nagarajan

Quality Assurance Specialist

Indian Classical Dancer

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Nicole Swanson

Executive Assistant

Hockey & Baseball Mom

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Oksana Nemirovsky

Research Scientist, In Vivo

Gardener & Traveller

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Padmalosini Muthukumaran

Lead Research Scientist, Biomaterials

Indian Classical Dancer

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Paola Romero

Senior Quality Control Microbiology Analyst

Family Adventure Planner & Fondant Art Lover

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Ray Kennedy

Process Development Associate

Chef & Sports Enthusiast

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René Pedroza

Research Scientist, Pancreas Tissue Engineering

Coffee Enthusiast & Aspiring Jazz Bassist

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Reza Jalili

Director, In Vivo Sciences

Hiker & Bookworm

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Rishima Agarwal

Lead Process Development, Bioprinting

Hip-Hop & Bollywood Dancer

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Sabrina Huston

Lead Production Engineer

Card Game Guru

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Sarah Keshvani

Research Associate, Cell Culture

Avid Painter & Voracious Reader

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Shaun Laidlow

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Outdoor Enthusiast & World Traveller

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Sheng Pan

Senior Research Engineer

Snow Shredder

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Shirley Guo


Foodie and Yoga Lover

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Simona Pelachova

Supply Chain Specialist

World Travelling Stargazer

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Sissi Chen

Financial Controller

Skier & Yoga Lover

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Stephanie Campbell

Lead Research Scientist, Therapeutic Cell Platforms

Runner & Aspiring Photographer

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Suresha Mahadeva

Microfluidics Manufacturing Engineer

Hiker & Gardener

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Usama Khan

Lead Software Engineer

Multi-Sport Athlete

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Victoria Currie

Senior Director, Human Resources

Baker & Book Lover

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Yao Wan

Technology & Patent Analyst

Global Food & Travel Enthusiast

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Zainab Bazzi

Research Scientist, Cell Biology

Runner & Amateur Softball Player

our board members

Tamer Mohamed

Nancy Krieger, MD

Don Haut, PhD

Devyn Smith, PhD

Salim Teja

Christopher Bissonnette, PhD

Andrew Haughian

our advisors

James Shapiro, MD, PhD

Anil Dhawan, MD

Jane Lebkowski, PhD

Omid Vieseh, PhD

Andrew Booth

Geoff MacKay

Kamran Alam

Diversity makes us stronger.

Our strength has always been in our diversity. Different people, thinking differently, unified in creating a world that is better for us all.

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