Dr. Santa Maria gives the inaugural talk to open SPARK 2020

SPARK is entering it’s 14th year of translating clinical discoveries with a 60% success rate of projects it takes in. Dr. Santa Maria shared some pearls that he learned as he went from understanding tympanic wound healing to a discovery of tympanic membrane regeneration to clinical trials. He shared how the Stanford way of thinking influenced his research progress and with the support of SPARK allowed him to achieve key transnational milestones and solve some pitfalls along the way.