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Dr. Nelson, TissueGen's Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, received his Ph.D. from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas under the direction of Dr. Robert Eberhart. As a faculty member in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1996, he joined a team working on an NIH grant to develop a fiber-based, bioresorbable vascular stent with the goal of delivering gene therapy to the vessel wall. Simultaneously working with Dr. Nathan Schwade to develop drug-loaded microspheres for improved wound healing, he eventually combined the drug-loading techniques of microspheres with the fiber for the bioresorbable stent, and fiber-based drug delivery was born. Now patented, this technology has been the focus of Dr. Nelson's professional life and the driver behind TissueGen.