Meet The Team
THOMAS C.K. YUEN
Founder + Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Yuen began his “America Dream” success story as a serial entrepreneur; founding several publicly traded companies such has AST Research Inc. and SRS Labs, Inc. Fueled by his own battle with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and with a successful five decades in the computer and electronics industry under his belt, Tom shifted his attention toward his interest for medical regenerative therapies.
Tom began researching stem cells in the 1980’s. Eventually, this led Tom to embark on a journey toward the scientific expansion of stem cell research into therapeutic application. In 2002, Tom purchased PrimeGen Biotech, a pioneer in the stem cell space. Since, he has put together a team of professional scientists to further stockpile the academic knowledge of cell regeneration property. Through his work, Tom aims to advance the domain of stem cell research and to improve the quality of life for people and animals suffering from chronic or debilitating diseases.
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1974 | UC Irvine – B.S. Electrical Engineering w/ Honors
1986 | UC Irvine – Distinguished Alumnus Award
1987 | UC Irvine – Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award
1990 | UC Irvine – UC Irvine Medal
1991 | Beijing, China – Honorary Minzu University professor
2012 | TechAmerica – Lifetime Achievement Award
2014 | UC Irvine – Extraordinarius Award
UC Irvine Foundation Board of Trustees
Providence Speech & Hearing Center Board
UC Irvine Institute for Innovation Founding Board
DR. FARI IZADYAR DVM, PH.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Fari Izadyar is a veterinarian and well-established scientist in the field of reproductive biology and stem cell research. With over 25 years of experience as a large animal practitioner and scientist, Dr. Izadyar’s has worked with and presented his research studies to private vet clinics and research laboratories, in both the academic and biotech industry. In addition, Dr. Izadyar’s has published numerous papers featured in peer-reviewed journals, directed research programs, both nationally and internationally, and contributed to the development of innovative technique for regenerative stem cell medical application.
Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
Ph.D. Reproductive & Stem Cell Biology
DR. CHAD MAKI DVM
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Chad Maki is a published primary care practitioner with extensive, international training in veterinary medicine. After receiving a medal for outstanding research at the University of Edinburgh and a grant for externship at the Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Maki continued to the Roslin Institute in Scotland to further develop his research in stem cell therapy. Dr. Maki has volunteered with non-profit organizations for veterinary care in the US, UK, and Portugal and continues to present his research to veterinarians and universities globally. Dr. Maki is further developing and delivering stem cell therapies for companion animals and aims to implement stem cell therapies for degenerative, inflammatory, and immune-modulated and organ specific diseases worldwide.
B.S. Biochemistry, UC Berkeley
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
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