Guillermo Vela

    Guillermo Vela

    Guillermo Vela

    Guillermo is the CEO and co-founder of a San Antonio-based technology startup called Nebulab Technologies. The goal of Nebulab Technologies is to create a cloud-based lab management system that will facilitate how scientists store, organize, and share their date. Through such, they intend to help raise the standards of research efficiency, collaboration, and transparency, and thereby increase the success rate of taking medical breakthroughs from the laboratory to the clinic. Nebulab Technologies is a member of Geekdom − San Antonio’s newest technology incubator − and a recipient of the Geekdom Startup Fund.

    Previously, Guillermo worked as a brain cancer and stem cell researcher for the Department of Neurosurgery and Oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Under the mentorship of renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Guillermo studied the potential therapeutic applications of stem cells extracted from bone or fat tissue on brain high grade gliomas. He also studied the molecular mechanisms behind cellular migration and invasion, as well as a specific human cancer of the spinal cord known as a chordoma and the possible existence/role of chordoma stem cells.

    Guillermo is a native of Laredo, TX and a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies and a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology. He attributes his love for classical music to his older brother, Roberto, who is a gifted pianist and graduate of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

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