Edward D. Wirth, III, M.D., Ph.D., is our Chief Medical Officer and joined Asterias in March 2013 after serving as Chief Science Officer at InVivo Therapeutics Corporation from 2011 to 2012. From 2004 to 2011, Dr. Wirth served as Medical Director for Regenerative Medicine at Geron Corporation, where he led the world's first clinical trial of a hES cell-derived product, GRNOPC1 in patients with subacute spinal cord injuries. Dr. Wirth held academic appointments at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center and at the University of Chicago from 2002 to 2004, and was a member of the faculty of the University of Florida from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Wirth received his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Florida in 1992 and 1994, respectively.