Mickey Pentecost is launching Diadem Biotherapeutics to engineer and produce stem-cell-derived extracellular vesicles as first-in-class biologics for regenerative pulmonary medicine. Previously, he served as principal scientist and then director of research and development for an ophthalmic-focused regenerative medicine company. He received a B.S. in engineering from the Cooper Union in New York City and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Stanford University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mickey is excited to be in the Cal State LA BioStart Bioscience Entrepreneurs Boot Camp, the center of a vibrant biotech entrepreneurship ecosystem.