Priya BaraniakVice President, Corporate Development at OrganaBio
Dr. Baraniak is a proven strategic thinker, problem solver and leader who brings 20 years of expertise in stem cells and tissue engineering, coupled with a keen business acumen, to OrganaBio. Before joining OrganaBio, Priya was a founding member of RoosterBio and was a vital member of the company’s Leadership Team. Priya’s industry experience also includes a role as Senior Director of R&D for Garnet BioTherapeutics, a clinical-stage stem cell-based regenerative medicine company, where Priya led multiple projects on tissue repair and regeneration using mesenchymal stromal/stem cell (MSC)-based therapeutics and devices.
Priya holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research at both institutions focused on cardiovascular regenerative medicine. Priya’s post-doctoral training as an American Heart Association Fellow was conducted at Georgia Tech. Priya has co-authored many grants and contributed critical sections to a NIST grant that resulted in the first ever National Cell Manufacturing Consortium in the United States. She has also published multiple peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on the use of stem cells and biomaterials in cardiac repair and regeneration and is routinely invited to speak at conferences.