Our Team

Pamela C. Yelick, PhD., Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Yelick is a tenured full professor in the Department of Orthodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and also holds adjunct appointments in the Cell Molecular and Developmental Biology, Genetics, and Pharmacology Programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Tufts Medical School in Boston, MA, and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University in Medford, MA. Dr. Yelick is an internationally recognized leader in dental tissue engineering and craniofacial development, with over 80 peer-reviewed basic research publications, more than a dozen reviews, and over 200 abstracts since the year 2000. She has received national and international acclaim for her research on dental tissue and whole tooth tissue engineering and has participated in over 200 Invited Speaker Lectureships.


Luiz E. Bertassoni, DDS, PhD., Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Luiz E. Bertassoni, DDS, PhD., Founder and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Bertassoni is an Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University-School of Dentistry. He also holds appointments at the OHSU Center for Regenerative Medicine and Department of Biomedical Engineering at OHSU School of Medicine. Luiz is also a honorary lecturer in Biomaterials and Bioengineering at University of Sydney-School of Dentistry. Dr. Bertassoni leads a multidisciplinary research group working on various aspects of biomaterials and tissue engineering. He currently serves as an ad-hoc reviewer or editorial board member for over 30 journals. Dr. Bertassoni’s research studies the use micro-scale technologies and bioprinting for tissue engineering; nanoscale structural and mechanical properties of mineralized tissues; and different aspects of the emerging field of ‘organs-on-a-chip’.