Executive Director, Lester Smith Medical Research Institute
Dr. Ramon Coronado originated from Venezuela where he completed his BS in Polymer Engineering, then relocated to San Antonio, Texas in 2009. He continued his studies through the joint program at UTSA/UTHSCA in Biomedical Engineering, receiving his masters in 2011, followed by his PhD in 2016. In 2013, he founded Mobile Stem Care; a cell-based therapeutic company for animals. Following his success in animal care, Dr. Coronado was named Executive Director of the Lester Smith Medical Research Institute in 2015. There he continues to develop basic, translational, and clinical research programs that apply immune-regulatory mechanisms to improve treatment paradigms. In 2018, he was co-appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor School of Medicine. Dr. Coronado is currently researching immune-related mechanisms pertinent to fetal-maternal biology and developing cellular therapies to treat conditions applicable to transplant technologies, immune tolerance, and autoimmune diseases.