Phillip Larson, President
Phillip will keep Axolotl in the spotlight and on the cutting edge in his role as President through his knowledge and experience within the fields of business and medicine.
Phillip has a unique understanding of both business and medicine, which affords him the ability to see opportunities in commerce and research. In December of 2012 he graduated with honors from Arizona State University where he studied business and life sciences (Biomedical Engineering).
He went on to attend Midwestern University for cardiovascular perfusion and completed all of his didactics. While attending Midwestern he realized that he had a greater passion for enterprise and regenerative medicine.
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.
Robert B. Diller, Ph.D., Senior Director of Research & Development
Rob has over five years of research and CRO experience. He received his Ph.D from Northern Arizona University. Dr. Diller’s previous roles include Research Scientist for Development Engineering Sciences, Lab Manager for Flagship Biosciences, Lab Manager for the Anatomy and Physiology lab at Northern Arizona University, and Adjunct faculty for Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College.
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.