Dr. Karl Y. Johe, Ph.D. Co-founded Neuralstem, Inc. in 1996 and was its Chief Scientific Officer from 1996 until 2019. As a recognized expert in neural stem cell technology, he is the sole inventor of Neuralstem’s granted stem cell patents and was responsible for strategic planning and development of its therapeutic products. From 1993 to January 1997, he served as a Staff Scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke in Bethesda, Maryland. While holding this position, he conducted research on the isolation of neural stem cells, the elucidation of mechanisms directing cell type specification of CNS stem cells and the establishment of an in vitro model of mammalian neurogenesis. He served as the Chairman of Neuralstem, Inc. from 1996 to June 13, 2016 and served as its Director from 1996 to August 31, 2016. Dr. Johe holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from the University of Kansas, a Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas and a Doctorate from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.