Dr. Thomas Okarma PH.D., M.D.
Internist230 Constitution Drive Menlo Park California, 94025
Thomas Okarma, MD, PhD, maintains a position within Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. located in the Menlo Park region of California. Asterias Biotherapeutics recently acquired the stem cell assets of Geron Corporation; along with therapeutic programs. Within Asterias, Dr. Okarma offers nearly 40 years of experience as a Clinical Investigator with specialization in geriatric medicine, allergy and clinical immunology, and biotechnology. As a biotechnology expert, Dr. Okarma uses technological applications that use biological systems, living organisms, and derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use within his company. Board Certified in geriatric medicine, internal medicine, and clinical immunology, he is a doctor of distinction. In the past, Dr. Okarma worked on the Faculty of Medicine at Stanford University for approximately 20 years. Currently, he has contributed 50 peer-reviewed publications, speaks around the globe on his expertise, and is the Inventor on 15 issued United States Patents as well.
Education and Training
Stanford University School of Medicine 1974
American Board of Internal Medicine- Internal Medicine
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Human primordial stem cells.
- Rapid isolation of human CD34 hematopoietic stem cells--purging of human tumor cells.
- Stem cell selection for autologous bone marrow transplantation.
- Removal of cytokines from HAS-containing solutions by adsorption onto silica.
- Separation and growth of human CD4+ and CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and peripheral blood mononuclear cells by direct positive panning on covalently attached monoclonal antibody-coated flasks.
- Enrichment of murine hematopoietic stem cells. Reconstitution of syngeneic and haplotype-mismatched mice.
- Primary structure of bovine conglutinin, a member of the C-type animal lectin family.
- Recombinant human acetylcholine receptor alpha-subunit induces chronic experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis.
- Cloning and expression in Escherichia coli of a synthetic gene encoding the extracellular domain of the human muscle acetylcholine receptor alpha-subunit.
- Isofocusing of antigenic small nuclear ribonucleoproteins. I. Compositional analysis.
- Isofocusing of antigenic small nuclear ribonucleoproteins. II. Preparative isolation.
- Prospective study of side effects associated with the use of silver sulfadiazine in severely burned patients.
- Inhibition of sodium- and potassium-dependent adenosine triphosphatase by digoxin covalently bound to Sepharose.
- The surface interaction between digoxin and cultured heart cells.
- The action of digoxin at the cell surface: a strong inference based on heart cells tissue culture.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local, Regional, National, and International Public Speaking -
- Faculty of Medicine, Stanford University, 17 Years -
- Clinical Investigator, Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. -
Articles and Publications
- 50 Peer-Reviewed Publications; Inventor on 15 Issued US Patents
What do you attribute your success to?
- Research, Passion,Determination, Prior Care Taking, Practicing Medicine, Making a Difference in the Medical Field
Hobbies / Sports
- Vacationing to Mexico and Lake Tahoe, Fishing, Scuba Diving
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