Ramon Coronado, PhD
Director, Lester Smith Medical Research Institute
Dr. Ramon Coronado, moved from Caracas, Venezuela to San Antonio, Texas in 2009 after completing his B.S. in Polymer Engineering. He studied biomedical engineering through the joint program at UTSA/UTHSCSA and a collaborative effort with the US Army Institute of Surgical Research, receiving his masters in 2012 and his Ph.D. in 2016. Passionate about translating care, he founded Mobile Stem Care in 2013, a company focused on delivering stem cell treatments to animals. Following his success in animal care, Dr. Coronado was named Director for the Lester Smith Medical Research Institute in 2015 where he leads research on a variety of human based cellular therapeutics. He received the CellTex Young Investigator Award in 2016 for his work as Director and continues to explore the boundaries of human cellular therapies. In his free time Dr. Coronado enjoys rock climbing and freediving.