Gregory M. Ayers
Gregory M. Ayers received his bachelor’s degree in engineering as a student in the Division of Interdisciplinary Engineering, 1985; doctoral degree in biomedical engineering, 1989. He earned a medical degree from Indiana University in 1992.
Ayers is a Venture Partner of MPM Capital LP and the founder, president and CEO of CryoCor, a San Diego-based company that develops cardiac-arrhythmia management systems. During the last 10 years, Ayers has combined technology with medicine to advance research and development in cardiovascular medicine. As a senior scientist with the start-up company InControl, he helped develop the first implantable atrial defibrillator.
He was elected a fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 1998, and joined Corvascular Inc. in 1999, before assuming his current positions. Ayers continues collaborative research efforts with Purdue and is a member of the Engineering Visiting Committee. He received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Purdue’s Hillenbrand Biomedical Engineering Center in 1995. In 1999 he received the Outstanding Interdisciplinary Engineer Award.