CartilaGen, Inc is a team of world-class scientists, engineers, clinicians and seasoned entrepreneurs.

Team CartilaGen


Frank Y. Yu, MD/Ph.D.


  • Orthopaedic surgeon/bioengineer
  • Harvard Medical School/MGH Fellow
  • Previous success for one profitable biotech company
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    Mike Eckert, MBA

    Sr Business Advisor

  • Seasoned business executive in start up businesses
  • Board of Directors of the national Angel Capital Association
  • Former CEO of Weather Channel
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    Jaison Marks, MS


  • Research Assistant in Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Chairperson of student leader board
  • NCAA soccer player
  • Yong Hu, PhD

    Chief Scientist

  • Harvard postdoc scholar
  • Stem cell expert
  • Genome editing expert
  • Advisor Board

    Joseph Buckwalter, MD

    Clinical Advisor

  • President of Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
  • Pioneer and KOL of Osteoarthritis
  • Tae-Hong Lim, PhD

    Biomaterial Advisor

  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Fellow of AIMBE World renowned biomaterials expert
  • Founder of partnering company TGel Bio Co., Ltd
  • James A. Martin, Ph.D

    Scientific Advisor

  • Professor of Orthopeadic Surgery
  • Director of Ignacio V. Ponseti Biochemistry and Cell Biology Laboratory
  • Aliasger Salem, PhD

    Pharmacy Advisor

  • Professor of Pharmacy
  • Expert in Controlled drug delivery
  • Expert in nanomedicine and tissue engineering