My experience in molecular genetics research has been a strong motivating influence towards the goal of creating a science-driven, genetics-focused anti-aging platform company, in the form of Aperio Beauty.
Prior to Aperio, Dr. Radfar was a Co-Founder and CEO of Neolitics, a revenue stage spectroscopy company offering analytic solutions across the chemical / petrochemical, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors.
Prior to Neolitics, Dr. Radfar was a co-founder of the International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science, a non-profit organization focused on adipose-derived stem cells, and their application towards tissue regeneration and therapeutics. He holds an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. During his medical school training, Ali spent 2 years working as a Molecular Genetics research associate, with a focus on applying novel gene therapy vehicles towards effecting scarless wound healing, in the context of both clinical medicine as well as aesthetics. It was through this experience, that he developed a keen appreciation of molecular genetics, as it may be applied towards the healing of skin and complex supporting skin structures. Dr. Radfar is also a Phi Beta Kappa honors graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Cell Biology.
Dr. Radfar has also had more than 15 years of experience in healthcare finance including investment banking, equity research, consulting, and private equity. He has successfully completed more than $7.5 billion in transactions focused on company analytics in instrumentation, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device sectors. Dr. Radfar’s experience encompasses M&A transactions, IPOs, private placements, Private Investments in Public Equity (PIPE), registered direct offerings, and direct investment experience on behalf of buy-side firms and investor groups into targeted investments. He received an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, with concentrations in Corporate Finance and Strategy.
Getting personalized insights from understanding your DNA has always been an interest of mine. I jumped at the opportunity to join Aperio Beauty and create a personalized beauty care regimen.