Our Mission

Our mission at jCyte is to preserve and restore vision in patients with retinitis pigmentosa and other degenerative retinal disorders.


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Shannon Blalock

Chief Executive Officer

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Henry J. Klassen, MD, PhD

President and Co-founder

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Jing Yang, MD, PhD​

Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder

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Adam Walsh, M.D.

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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Adrian Morris, MS

Chief Development Officer

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John Pollack, MD, FASRS

Chief Medical Officer

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Samir H. Mody, PharmD, MBA

Chief Commercial Officer

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John Sholar, JD

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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Terry O’Neal

Chief Administrative Officer

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Rob Beathard, CPA

Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

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R. Heath Coats

Vice President of CMC, Regulatory Compliance and Quality Control

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Rebecca Kammer, OD, PhD

Vice President of Clinical Operations

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Victor Chao, MBA

Vice President of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) Operations

Scientific Advisory Board