Franco Ferrari, PhD

Franco Ferrari, co-founder and COO of PersImmune, Inc. has served on the Board of Directors for MERU Vas-Immune since 2017. Dr. Ferrari has over 30 years of experience in quality system regulations, biochemical engineering, and facility management. Additionally, he has a proven track record of innovative scientific achievements including preclinical and pilot clinical product development. Prior to his work with PersImmune, Dr. Ferrari was Vice President of Operations and Product Development for the Diomics Corporation.

He has served as Vice President of Laboratory Operations and Polymer Production and Director of Molecular Genetics at the Protein Polymer Technologies, Inc. From 1988-1987, Dr. Ferrari was a Research Director for Syntro Corporation, and from 1983-1987 he led a Polymers Project, also for Syntro Corporation. Dr. Ferrari received his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow as well as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He brings scientific, academic, technical and leadership skills to MERU VasImmune Board of Directors.