Key Personnel

Steven Stice, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Chairman
Dr. Steve Stice is Professor and Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center who holds a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar endowed chair, and is CSO of ArunA Biomedical Inc.  Dr. Stice has lead industry and academic research teams in the cloning and stem cell areas for over 20 years. Prior to joining the University of Georgia, Dr. Stice was a cofounder and served as both CSO and CEO of Advanced Cell Technology, a stem cell and cloning company.  Throughout his career he has published and lectured internationally on the topics of cloning and stem cells.  In 2001, three human embryonic stem cell lines derived in Dr. Stice’s lab were approved for federal funding by the NIH and President Bush.  Dr. Stice cofounded ArunA Biomedical, Inc. in 2003, and the Company was the first to commercialize a product derived from human embryonic stem cells.


Tracey Worthington Stice, Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Worthington Stice has extensive experience in biotech operations management and nearly ten years experience in sales management, public relations and marketing.  After leading operations and public relations efforts at Advanced Cell Technology and Bresagen, Inc., Ms Worthington Stice joined ArunA in June 2005. She is responsible for establishing, directing and coordinating corporate activities, objectives and policies.  Ms. Worthington Stice leads programs focused on company growth and profit as they relate to corporate goals, including business development, administration, financial management and product manufacturing.  Ms. Worthington Stice holds a degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts.


Jamie Chilton, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Dr. Chilton joined ArunA in August 2008 and is currently the Team Leader for induced pluripotent stem cell related research and product development endeavors.   During Dr. Chilton’s tenure at ArunA, she helped lead ArunA’s co-development efforts of the viPS™ Vector Kit with Thermo Fisher Scientific. Her primary research interests include genetic and tissue engineering, stem cell biology, directed differentiation and disease modeling.  Dr. Chilton obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Agnes Scott College and earned her joint doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech School of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine. 


   Brad Culp,  Production and Quality Systems Team Leader
Brad Culp joined the ArunA Production and Quality Systems team in October 2011. He is responsible for transitioning products from the development cycle to production. Working closely with the research and development teams, Brad is integral in ArunA’s production logistics, quality assurance, and product development.  Prior to joining ArunA, he worked in academic research and industrial product development. Mr. Culp holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an M.S. in Bioengineering from UCSD.