Neven Steinmetz, Chief Scientific Officer of R&D
Originally from Powell, WY, Dr. Steinmetz received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University and her master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Upon graduation, she worked as an outreach education scientist in the underserved Denver metro schools for several years. In 2007, she returned to the University of Colorado to pursue a PhD, investigating tissue engineering strategies for engineering the osteochondral interface (the tissue between bone and cartilage) using human mesenchymal stem cells (h-MSCs) and graduated with her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from CU in 2011. Upon graduation, she received a Whitaker International Postdoctoral Fellowship award and completed her fellowship research at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK. Neven joined Regenexx in 2015 and serves as the R&D Director, where she leads a team of highly talented clinical and lab-based scientists and engineers who conduct research to advance the field of interventional orthopedics.
Ehren Dodson, PhD-Clinical Research Coordinator
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Dodson completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Butler University. Dr. Dodson worked in the Sleep Medicine field for several years both on the clinical side and conducting research before receiving her Doctorate from Saint Louis University in Experimental Psychology. Following a fellowship at Northwestern University, she taught psychology at St. Louis Community College before making the move to Boulder, CO. Deciding to return to research interests, she turned to the young and growing field of Regenerative Medicine, she became the Clinical Research Coordinator at Regenexx where she is responsible for all of the clinical trials conducted in partnership with the Centeno-Schultz Clinic.
During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family hiking, skiing, biking, traveling, and cooking.
Ian Stemper, MS-Biomedical Engineer and Statistician
Originally from Denver, CO, Ian Stemper received his master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Since graduation, he has received further education in statistical methods and machine learning techniques. He is experienced in medical device and software application design. He creates tools to enhance and automate data collection, integration, and analysis, both in-house and across the Regenexx network. Ian joined the Regenexx R&D Team in the fall of 2015.