Robert S. Kellar, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer
Dr. Robert Kellar is the Chief Science Officer for Axolotl Biologix. He has over 17 years of experience in the development and regulatory approval of medical devices, cell-based products, and regenerative medicine and tissue-engineered technology. He has 30 peer-reviewed publications and 4 issued US patents. He received his PhD from the University of Arizona in 2001.
Dr. Kellar currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for MyoStim, and is on the Faculty in the Center for Bioengineering Innovation (CBI), Biological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Kellar has helped to co-found a number of companies including Development Engineering Sciences, a biomedical consulting firm, Flagship Biosciences, a digital pathology company, and Autogenesis Corporation, a wound healing company. He serves as an Advisory Board Member for Protein Genomics, a protein polymer medical device company, and the California Stock Exchange.
Dr. Kellar’s previous roles include: VP of Research and Development at Histogen, Inc. in San Diego, CA, Product Specialist at W.L. Gore and Associates in Flagstaff, AZ, and Lead Scientist and Project Manager at Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc. in La Jolla, CA.
Aaron J. Tabor, Ph.D., Senior Director of Research & Development
Dr. Aaron J. Tabor completed his Ph.D. in biological sciences at Northern Arizona University, specializing on regenerative medicine. His prior education includes a Bachelor of Science, pre-health emphasis from Northern Arizona University, Master of Science certificate in clinical pathology from The University of Massachusetts- Lowell and a Master of Science in Biology from Northern Arizona University. He completed his commercial biomedical Post-Doc training in synthetic blood clot design for neurovascular work. He has held full-time academic and administrative positions at Coconino Community College (CCC) and Northern Arizona University (NAU). His most recent academic accomplishments include faculty of the year, STEM City Teacher of the Year nominee and the “Positive Experience” instructor which is recognized by The Office of the Vice President at Northern Arizona University
His research interest includes the use of autologous blood products and other novel regenerative techniques for disorders and diseases. He has worked on numerous industry driven projects that dealt with cosmetic procedures, wound healing, cardiovascular studies, strokes and catheter redesigns. He has worked closely with many clinicians including but not limited to Flagstaff Medical Center, Barrow Neurovascular, Physical Therapy offices and beyond. In this translational field Dr. Tabor has numerous publications, peer reviewed textbooks and articles. Dr. Tabor aspires for his research to one day translate to the bedside to improve the quality of care for all patients.
Outside of his industry responsibilities he serves on numerous non-profit directive boards including STEM CITY, Flagstaff Victim Witness Services, the Flagstaff EcoRanch and works with several community collaborative grants. He recently graduated the 2018-2019 Flagstaff Leadership Program (FLP) and was honored with the 2018 Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce’s “20 under 40” class. He is happily married to his wife and they both love adrenaline-based activities including mud runs and Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Dr. Terry Bagley, Medical Director
Dr. Bagley graduated from Utah State University in 1987 and the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1992. Dr. Bagley completed an internship in Internal Medicine before his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. After residency, Dr. Bagley served four years as staff physician at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas before entering into private practice.
Dr. Bagley's special interest is the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal pain, including acute and chronic spine, joint, tendon, and trigger points. Dr. Bagley was also trained in acupuncture at UCLA for the treatment of chronic pain and fibromyalgia. He also performs electro-diagnostic studies (EMG/NCS's) to diagnose muscle and nerve disorders and is a staff physician at Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital.