INBT about

Director, Sharon Gerecht

Sharon Gerecht became associate director of INBT in January 2016 and director of INBT in January 2017. She is a Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests are in the field of microenvironmental regulation of cell fate.   She received her PhD in Bioengineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (’04) and postdoctoral training in bioengineering (2004-2007) at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Associate Director, Hai-Quan Mao

Hai-Quan Mao has been associate director of INBT since January 2016. He is a professor in the Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University with appointments in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Translation Tissue Engineering Center at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research interests are in polymeric nanomaterials for regenerative engineering, therapeutic delivery, and immunoengineering. He received his PhD in polymer chemistry (’93) from Wuhan University and postdoctoral training in biomedical engineering (’95-98) at Johns Hopkins University.

Administrative Director, Chad Restrick

Chad was named INBT’s third Administrative Director in February of 2017. His professional experience includes over 10 years of Sponsored Research management including the past 2 years at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Chad was a Senior Research Officer at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College in Boston, and is a Certified Research Administrator. A dynamic speaker in the field of Research Administration, Chad has won awards for his talk on managing federal contracts. He works closely with INBT’s director and associate director in the strategic planning of INBT affairs.