Rafael Gonzalez, PhD


Rafael Gonzalez, PhD

Senior Vice President of Research & Development
TheBioBox & RESTEM

Doctor Gonzalez obtained his Ph. D and BS from the University of California, Irvine where he studied, and his thesis addressed interactions of the immune system following spinal cord injury. In addition to his expertise in degenerative disorders involving the spinal cord, he has extensive experience in stem cell culture and biology from human embryonic, pre-natal and adult sources. He has extensive knowledge in all aspects of cell biology and health.

Presently, Dr Gonzalez is responsible for the development of clinical stem cell applications for several disease/trauma states. He leads 2 different investigational new drug applications with patented stem cell technology. Additionally, he works on the clinical development of immune based therapies using natural killer cells. He leads our reference laboratory that has tested greater than 12 different regenerative medicine products. Dr Gonzalez has been in the stem cell field for greater than 18 years and has several scientific publications. In addition, he has taught, spoken and led many conferences nationwide in the regenerative medicine sector.