Alexander Lorestani

Alexander Lorestani

Founder and CEO of Geltor

Overview

Alexander Loretani is an entrepreneur, scientist, co-founder, and CEO. His work at Geltor focuses on developing food products that better human health. According to sources, Lorestani's interest in food began when he was an MD student at Rutgers University and a Ph.D. student at Princeton.

Education
Boston College

Lorestani did his undergraduate studies at Boston College.

Rutgers University

Rutgers is where Lorestani developed his interest in food products while studying antibiotic resistance during medical school. He graduated from Rutgers with his Medical Doctorate.

Princeton University

Lorestani went on to pursue and obtain a Ph.D. in molecular biology at Princeton. His interest in antibiotic resistance with correlation to food continued.

Geltor

Geltor is a cellular agricultural company developing sustainable advanced proteins for human health. The proteins are animal and GMO-free, scalable, and ethically sourced. Currently, Geltor is partnered with companies in various industries, including beauty, nutraceuticals, and food/beverage.

Timeline

2017
Alexander Lorestani graduated from Princeton University with a Ph.D. in molecular biology.
2015
Geltor is founded by Alexander Lorestani.
2009
Alexander Lorestani graduated from Boston College.

People

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Further reading

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5 Minutes With... Alexander Lorestani from Geltor. - Bio Market Insights

Liz Gyekye

Web

August 2, 2019

A DOC2 protein identified by mutational profiling is essential for apicomplexan parasite exocytosis

Andrew Farrell, Sivasakthivel Thirugnanam, Alexander Lorestani, Jeffrey D Dvorin, Keith P Eidell, David JP Ferguson, Brooke R Anderson-White, Manoj T Duraisingh, Gabor T Marth, Marc-Jan Gubbels

Journal

January 12, 2012

A family of intermediate filament-like proteins is sequentially assembled into the cytoskeleton of Toxoplasma gondii

Brooke R. Anderson-White, F. Douglas Ivey, Katherine Cheng, Tomasz Szatanek, Alexander Lorestani, Con J. Beckers, David J. P. Ferguson, Nivedita Sahoo, Marc-Jan Gubbels

Journal

December 20, 2010

A MORN1‐associated HAD phosphatase in the basal complex is essential for Toxoplasma gondii daughter budding

Klemens Engelberg, F Douglas Ivey, Angela Lin, Maya Kono, Alexander Lorestani, Dave Faugno‐Fusci, Tim‐Wolf Gilberger, Michael White, Marc‐Jan Gubbels

Journal

August 1, 2016

A Toxoplasma MORN1 Null Mutant Undergoes Repeated Divisions but Is Defective in Basal Assembly, Apicoplast Division and Cytokinesis

Alexander Lorestani, Lilach Sheiner, Kevin Yang, Seth D. Robertson, Nivedita Sahoo, Carrie F. Brooks, David J. P. Ferguson, Boris Striepen, Marc-Jan Gubbels

Journal

August 19, 2010

Geltor CEO Alex Lorestani's take on a future shaped by biodesigned products - SynBioBeta

Calvin Schmidt

Web

July 2, 2019

Large-scale filament formation inhibits the activity of CTP synthetase

Rachael M Barry, Anne-Florence Bitbol, Alexander Lorestani, Emeric J Charles, Chris H Habrian, Jesse M Hansen, Hsin-Jung Li, Enoch P Baldwin, Ned S Wingreen, Justin M Kollman, Zemer Gitai

Web

July 16, 2014

Microfluidic-based transcriptomics reveal force-independent bacterial rheosensing

Joseph E Sanfilippo, Alexander Lorestani, Matthias D Koch, Benjamin P Bratton, Albert Siryaporn, Howard A Stone, Zemer Gitai

Web

2018

Targeted proteomic dissection ofToxoplasmacytoskeleton sub-compartments using MORN1

Alexander Lorestani, F. Douglas Ivey, Sivasakthivel Thirugnanam, Michele A. Busby, Gabor T. Marth, Iain M. Cheeseman, Marc-Jan Gubbels

Journal

October 11, 2012

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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Geltor

Alexander Lorestani

San Francisco, California

Bioengineered advanced proteins

News

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Jonathan Shieber
July 24, 2020
TechCrunch
The manufacturer of a vegan collagen, Geltor, has raised a new round of financing -- $90 million, according to people familiar with the company. It's another sign of the newfound viability of sustainability and cell-based, vegetarian replacements for animal products. Sustainable bio-products, whether plant-based, genetically modified or cell-cultured, are having a big year. In the [...]

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