Joy Aho, PhD

Director of Product Management and Strategy


As Director of Product Management and Strategy for NMDP BioTherapies, Joy leads the product management and product development team. Her team works to design and implement products and services that enable our cell and gene therapy partners to accelerate access to their innovative therapies.

Prior to joining NMDP BioTherapies, Joy held a variety of positions at Bio-Techne over 13 years, where she focused on the development of cell biology products geared toward cell culture, stem cells and cell therapy. She started her career at Bio-Techne as a Research Scientist in Stem Cells and later transitioned into leading product development for Bio-Techne’s stem cell and cell culture business before finally transitioning into product management.

Joy is a member of the ISCT’s Emerging Regenerative Medicine subcommittee and has authored multiple publications in the areas of cell therapy, cell characterization and developmental biology.

Joy obtained her PhD in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota, where she studied the role of the TGFβ pathway during embryonic development.