Franco A. Ferrari, Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder

Dr. Ferrari has over 30 years of experience in quality system regulations, biochemical engineering, molecular biology, and facility management. Additionally, he has a proven track record of innovative scientific achievements including preclinical and pilot clinical product development. Prior to his work with PersImmune, Dr. Ferrari was vice president of Operations and Product Development for the Diomics Corporation.

From 1983 through 1987, Dr. Ferrari led the Protein Polymer Project at Syntro Corporation and from 1987 through 1988, he served as a Research Director also for Syntro Corporation. In 1989, he co-founded Protein Polymer Technologies, Inc. where he served as the Vice President of Laboratory Operations and Polymer Production and the director of Molecular Genetics. From 1980 to 1983, Dr. Ferrari was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cellular Biology Department at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California.

Dr. Ferrari received his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Pavia in Italy where he was a postdoctoral Fellow as well as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.