Ask the Expert: adVentures in Innovation

Dr. Shenda Baker is an experienced entrepreneur and scientist in biopolymer interfaces, macromolecular and surface
chemistry and nanostructured materials. Dr. Baker is the co-founder, president and CEO of Synedgen, a company
using glycopolymers to control infection, regeneration and inflammation at mucosal surfaces. Dr. Baker previously
served as CEO for Synspira, bringing the first Synedgen licensed technology into clinical trials for inhaled treatment
for patients with cystic fibrosis. Dr. Baker was a professor of chemistry at Harvey Mudd College from 1991-2014 with
a research focus on polymer nanostructures and self-assembly at liquid and solid interfaces.