Joab Ogato

IBET Momentum Fellow at York University

Joab pursued his undergraduate studies in mechatronics and robotics engineering in Kenya. He then jumped into the startup world creating several startups in his native Kenya and Canada.

During his time founding startups, Joab worked as a hospital based biomedical engineer setting up biomedical units in various hospitals. While working in this capacity, he developed a keen desire to move from instrumentation to biological applications in the field of biomedical engineering. This led him to take classes in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and instructional design. Further industry opportunities offered Joab experience in biomedicine, a field that he has turned to be very passionate about.

Joab is pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. His research is in the field of regenerative medicine with a focus on methods and materials to be used in creating thick vascularized tissues for transplant and cancer research.