Michael Yost, PhD
Dr. Michael Yost is the Associate Chairman for Research at the Medical University of South Carolina and Director of Research for General Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care Surgery. He is responsible for all facets of the research effort in the Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery and Acute Care including: recruitment, personnel management, budget management and control, scientific direction, funding procurement, intellectual property.
Dr. Yost has significant startup and industrial experience; he was the Vice Chairman of Vitasol LLC, a biotech startup company that specializes in novel resuscitative fluids and strategies. He also worked over 15 years in industry as a research and process engineering manager. Dr. Yost has over 70 publications and 13 patents and patent applications in the areas of tissue engineering and resuscitation.