Executive Director Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
Dr. Amritha Jaishankar serves as the Director, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF). In this role, Amritha is responsible for oversight of programs, scientific management and oversight of the portfolio, as well as MSCRF business development. She works with stem cell scientists across Maryland to develop a collaborative research program and promote commercialization of stem cell technologies. MSCRF has invested over $165 million in identifying, supporting, and accelerating cutting-edge research, innovation, clinical trials and commercialization of human stem cell-based technologies in Maryland. Amritha brings over a decade of experience in stem cell research in federal, university, and industry settings. She is passionate about using stem cell technologies to accelerate cures for patients in need. She was recently recognized for her leadership in life sciences and contributions to the community by Women in Bio Capital Region and as a 2020 Leading Women honoree by The Daily Record.