Jordan Lancaster

Co-Founder & CEO

Avery Therapeutics

Jordan Lancaster is the co-founder and CEO of Avery Therapeutics, Inc., a Tucson-based regenerative medicine and therapeutics company dedicated to curing heart disease.  

Lancaster earned his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology and a doctorate in physiology from the University of Arizona. He began as an assistant professor at UArizona College of Medicine and a member of the Sarver Heart Center. He serves on the Alliance of Regenerative Medicine’s Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Committee and was named a senior member of the National Academy of Inventors. 

He has been at the intersection of academia, science, biotechnology and entrepreneurship for more than a decade. “Avery Therapeutics is an amazing story,” he said. “The core technology started as an idea in the laboratory that we’ve continued to pursue and today we are on the forefront of ushering in a new class of medicine — cellular medicine — which has the potential to enable curative and transformative therapies for intractable diseases.”

As the company grows, he said it will bring new economic opportunity to Southern Arizona and put Tucson on the global map for biotechnology. 

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