Todd D. Johnson is a Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group in their Los Angeles office. He earned his Ph.D. from the department of Bioengineering at UCSD. He was a member of Dr. Karen Christman’s Lab at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. His research focused on developing and testing naturally derived injectable biomaterials for treating cardiovascular diseases. Todd has developed two new biomaterials derived from human tissues. The first material was designed as a potential treatment for heart failure after a heart attack and the second was for treating peripheral artery disease. Funding for his research has come from the Charles Lee Powell foundation as a Powell Fellow, from the NHLBI as a training grant recipient, and the NSF as a Pre-doctoral Fellow. On campus, Todd was involved with the Bioengineering Graduate Society as a VP. He was also a violist in the Greater San Diego Chamber Orchestra and was a founding member of the Stella Quartet of San Diego.