Landolina at the NYU School of Engineering Innovation Gala, April 2014
Joseph Alexander Landolina|
January 27, 1993
Pine Bush, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering|
|Occupation||President & CEO of Suneris, Inc.|
While an undergrad at NYU Poly, Landolina invented Vetigel, a substance intended for the treatment of wounds to skin, internal organs, and arteries. The gel can be used as a replacement for traditional gauze bandages. Landolina created the substance using the extracellular matrix matter from skin as a blueprint using plant-derived versions of polymers. In 2010, Landolina founded Suneris, Inc. with business partner Isaac Miller. Landolina is also a 2014 TED Fellow and received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in 2013 for his work in the field of biomaterials.
Personal life and education
Landolina is Italian-American, and was born in Pine Bush in Ulster County, New York. As a child, he learned about chemistry from his grandfather at the family winery, Baldwin Vineyards. He graduated from Pine Bush High School in 2010 before attending New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. As of 2015, he has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering from New York University.
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