Our Story

who we are

We are a bold team of scientists, engineers, and business professionals from all over the globe. Bringing together different backgrounds, perspectives, and expertise defines who we are and what we do.


what we stand for

We believe that diversity drives disruptive ideas that will transform our health.

We are passionate about collaborating with researchers and industry around the world to push the limits of our technology and make a real impact.


what we do

We’ve combined the power of microfluidics and 3D bioprinting to create living, human tissues for medical research, therapeutic discovery, and regenerative medicine products that will save lives and make people healthier.

how we work

The Aspect Biosystem:technology + expertise plus Internal Programs. Discovery Ecosystem. Commercial Partners equals Commercialized tissue therapeutics

our team

Tamer Mohamed

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO

Zealous Soccer Player

An entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, Tamer currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Tamer co-founded Aspect in 2013 and has played a leading role in our overall corporate, business, and technology development. Under his leadership, we have secured significant funding, entered strategic collaborations with best-in-class pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and developed our commercial products. In his previous appointment as Chief Technology Officer of the company, Tamer drove the innovation and development of the company’s core technologies and intellectual property. 

As a leader in the field of 3D bioprinting, he has been invited to speak on this topic at venues ranging from TEDx to industry, scientific, and executive conferences. In 2017, he was awarded BC's Top 40 under 40 award for demonstrating excellence in business, judgement, leadership, and community contribution. Tamer serves on the Board of Directors for ACETECH, a non-profit training and mentoring organization for CEOs of technology and life sciences companies, and on the Board of Directors for The Stem Cell Network, an organization focused on building Canada’s stem cell and regenerative medicine research sector. 

Tamer holds a B.A.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and M.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Tamer Mohamed
Sam Wadsworth

Sam Wadsworth

Chief Scientific Officer

Sam Wadsworth, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Tennis & Badminton Nut

Sam is the Chief Scientific Officer at Aspect and is responsible for our scientific innovation and development. He has over 10 years of experience leading world-class tissue engineering R&D and currently leads our technical efforts in developing bioprinted tissue applications, both internally and externally. He is a recognized leader in the field of airway tissue engineering and has numerous publications in this area. 

As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the UBC Institute for Heart and Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital, he spearheaded the BioAirway Research Offering New Concepts in Health (BRONCH) partnership, an interdisciplinary, cross-Canada research initiative to develop in vitro 3D human airway tissues. 

Sam holds a Ph.D. in respiratory cell biology from the University of Nottingham.

Sam Wadsworth
Simon Beyer

Simon Beyer

Chief Technology Officer

Simon Beyer

Chief Technology Officer

Painter & Pianist

Simon is the Chief Technology Officer at Aspect and oversees Aspect’s microfluidic 3D bioprinting technology and product development. He leads our engineering team and the development of our core products including bioprinting systems, biomaterials, and microfluidic printheads. Simon is a principle inventor of Aspects microfluidic bioprinting technology with broad expertise developing advanced printing systems for applications including printed electronics, self-assembling nanomaterials, and biomaterials.

Simon holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Simon Beyer
Sandra Keyton

Sandra Keyton

Chief People Officer

Sandra Keyton

Chief People Officer

5K Runner

Sandra Keyton is a growth-oriented Human Resources executive with 30 years of global HR experience in the biotechnology, technology, automotive and energy sectors. Prior to joining Aspect, Sandra held the position of Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources with Westport Innovations, where she led the global HR function in Westport’s high growth period. Driven by a passion to work with founding CEOs to bring technology to market, Sandra is committed to working with senior leaders and dedicated teams of employees to achieve business results through strong employee engagement.

Sandra is a past BC Human Resources Management Association Board Member and holds her CPHR designation. She is enrolled in the leadership and organizational development program at the University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and is a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Human Resources Management Program. 

Sandra Keyton
Mike Liggett

Mike Liggett

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Liggett

Chief Financial Officer

Soccer Fanatic

Michael Liggett brings 30 years of experience in the health care sector. Michael was a practicing pharmacist for 7 years before obtaining his training and certification as a Chartered Accountant. After spending 7 years at Price Waterhouse Coopers (then Price Waterhouse), he joined Inflazyme Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer. He provided leadership through multiple financings and other strategic initiatives before successfully transitioning the company to establish its footprint in the forestry sector as Eacom Timber. His background includes over 19 years as a public company CFO with strategic and operational expertise and proven success in finance, M&A, strategic partnerships, restructurings, and risk management.

Mike holds a BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Accountant (CPA).

Mike Liggett
Spiro Getsios

Spiro Getsios

VP, Tissue Engineering

Spiro Getsios, PhD

VP, Tissue Engineering

Master Sous-Chef

Spiro is the VP of Tissue Engineering at Aspect and manages all partnered and internal tissue engineering programs. Spiro was trained as a reproductive and developmental biologist at the University of British Columbia prior to pursuing a postdoctoral fellowship in cell biology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. At Northwestern, Spiro rose to the rank of a tenured Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of Skin Tissue Engineering while securing federal and industrial funding for his team’s research on cell-cell adhesion and communication systems. 

In 2016, Spiro joined GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals in Collegeville, PA as a Director of Biology with a focus on delivering preclinical models for drug discovery and development.  He is an author on >60 research publications.

Spiro Getsios
Stephanie Camacho

Stephanie Camacho

VP, Sales & Marketing

Stephanie Camacho, PhD

VP, Sales & Marketing

Polyglot With Wanderlust

Backed by a passionate and talented team of technical and business professionals, Stephanie leads the expansion of our Discovery Ecosystem and the commercial development of our microfluidic 3D bioprinting platform by overseeing our Sales, Marketing, and Product Management efforts. With over 18 years experience in the commercialization of transformational life science research technologies, Stephanie has developed award winning campaigns and executed highly effective product and customer engagement strategies in large global and small to mid-size organizations. Prior to joining Aspect, Stephanie served as the Director of Marketing at Organovo, a 3D bioprinting company focused on the commercialization of their liver tissue models. 

Stephanie holds a Ph.D. in immunology from the Free University, Berlin, Germany. 


Stephanie Camacho
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Ally MacDonald

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Outdoor Adventurer

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Amanda Fox

Director of Talent

Globetrotter

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Amer Almasri

Senior Accountant

Camper & Kayaker

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Chris Weiss

Manufacturing Technician

Musician and Band Member

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Christopher Dickman

Research Scientist

Board Game Aficionado

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Colleen Mathieu

Research Scientist

Landsape Photographer

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Elli Kӓpylӓ

Academic Alliances & Applications Scientist

1960s Music Fan

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Erin Bedford

Product & Customer Success Manager

Climber & Explorer

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Jacek Mis

Industry Alliances Manager

Cyclist & Footballer

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Jackson He

Software Engineer

Amateur Chef & Foodie

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James Melanson

Microfluidics Manufacturing Technician

Running Enthusiast

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Joel Goertz

IP & Licensing Director

Coffee Connoisseur In Training

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Kamal Khan

Research Scientist

Sociology & Political Buff

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Katherine Thain

Research Scientist & Lab Manager

Gardener & Dog Trainer

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Keddie Brown

Mechanical Engineer

Flat Track Motorcycle Racer

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Kyle Grode

Applications Scientist

Adventure Runner

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Lexcy Li

Academic Alliances Manager

Amateur Stock Trader

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Lin-P'ing Choo-Smith

Grant Manager

Backcountry Canoeist & Adventurer

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Natalie Korenic

Marketing Manager

Hockey Player & Coach

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Nicholas Ramdass

Academic Alliances Manager

Writer & Coffee Connoisseur

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Nicole Swanson

Executive Assistant

Hockey & Baseball Mom

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Rishima Agarwal

Research Scientist

Hip-Hop & Bollywood Dancer

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Sabrina Huston

Microfluidics Manufacturing Technician

Card Game Guru

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Sheng Pan

Research Scientist

Snow Shredder

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Suresha Mahadeva

Microfluidics Manufacturing Engineer

Hiker & Gardener

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Usama Khan

Software Engineer

Multi-Sport Athlete

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Valerio Russo

Research Scientist

Food Challenge Master

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Yang Yu

Research Scientist

Avid Swimmer & Photographer

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Yoshi Tsubota

Research Scientist

Avid Hiker

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Zhensong Xu

Microfluidics Engineer

Amateur TV Translator

our board members

Tamer Mohamed

President & CEO, Aspect Biosystems

Konrad Walus

Professor, University of British Columbia

Salim Teja

Partner, Radical Ventures

Christopher Bissonnette

Managing Partner, Pallasite Ventures

Andrew Haughian

Partner, Pangaea Ventures

our advisors

Geoff MacKay

CEO, AVROBIO

Peter Zandstra

CSO, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine

Robert McCormack

CMO, Canadian Olympic Team

Diversity makes us stronger.

Our strength has always been in our diversity. Different people, thinking differently, unified in creating a world that is better for us all.

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