Our Team

Meet the
Cellebration Wellness

Anand Srivastava, M.S., Ph.D

Chairman, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cellebration Life Sciences, Inc., and Cellebration Wellness

Dr. Srivastava has a distinguished background in stem cell biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, tissue targeting, and gene therapy. His vision is to provide stem cell-based therapies to people suffering from genetic or degenerative diseases around the world. 

Dr. Srivastava demonstrates expertise in ongoing research and the development of stem cell-based therapies in clinical settings.

He has been associated with leading universities in the United States including the University of California – San Diego and Irvine and has been affiliated with major private research organizations including the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He has published more than seventy-five peer-reviewed scientific articles and is a sought-after speaker at international medical conferences throughout the world.  

Considered by many to be the “Father of Stem Cell Research,” his emphasis continues to be on developing effective treatments using stem cell-based therapies that are applicable to a wide spectrum of human diseases and suffering degenerative conditions.

Dr. Mariella Murillo

Medical Director
Cellebration Wellness Costa Rica

Dr. Mariella Murillo is an experienced licensed Physician and Surgeon in Costa Rica. She received her Doctorate in Medicine and General Surgery through the Universidad Autónoma de Centro América, Costa Rica.

As a member of the Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica, Dr. Murillo has been practicing medicine for over ten years. Her experience in the medical field includes a focus in Regenerative Medicine, Pain Management, and Alternative Therapies, such as Neural Therapy and Vitamin Infusions.

She was one of the pioneer practitioners of stem cell therapies in Costa Rica with more than six years of experience.


Dr. Murillo completed fellowships in Neural Therapy, Palliative Care, and Pain Management. She has trained in Regenerative Medicine specializing in Stem Cell Therapy with a focus in mesenchymal stem cells.

Tim Kopatich

CEO, Co-Founder of Cellebration Life Sciences, Inc., and Cellebration Wellness

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. Kopatich has resided in Costa Rica for more than fifteen years.

Prior to co-founding Cellebration Life Sciences and Cellebration Wellness, he served a pivotal role as the International Vice President for Bioscience Americas, LLC, a leading provider of stem cell-based therapies in Colombia.

Mr. Kopatich has extensive experience in International Business. He was the founding partner for the largest Real Estate brokerage in Costa Rica and managed a team that had production of over $50 million dollars in closed transactions.  He has previously worked for Wells Fargo Financial and the Wittern Group and has been a featured speaker on Stem Cell Science on both Fintech TV and the Money Show. He is well versed in the culture of Costa Rica and has hosted over 100 visitors on their trips into the country.

Mr. Kopatich is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Dr. Karol Soto

Head of Nursing Services
Cellebration Wellness Costa Rica

Dr Soto graduated from the Universidad de Iberoamerica and has extensive experience in different fields of nursing.

Dr. Soto has specialized in intensive care, with three years’ experience in Costa Rica’s national hospital featuring the country’s most important intensive care unit.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Karol was part of the national first responders team supporting patients in critical conditions during 2020 and 2021.

She has been involved with stem cells treatments for many years while she developed extensive experience in managing patient mental health, as well as knowledge in the area of ​​aesthetics and fluid therapy.

Anrabel Araya MSc.

Laboratory Operator
Cellebration Wellness Costa Rica

Mr. Araya has more than twelve years’ experience in clinical microbiology, immunology, and cell culture techniques.

While obtaining his Bachelors and Masters degrees, Mr. Araya studied molecular mechanisms associated with cell migration and regeneration in angiogenesis. During this process, he analyzed how the human and murine cells react to different toxins and how these toxins interfere in the cellular scaffold and the associated cell mechanisms involved.

In the clinical field, Mr. Araya works part time at one of the main national hospitals in Costa Rica as laboratory manager, helping many patients obtain an accurate diagnosis of their health conditions. 

He also studied epidemiology and assisted human reproductive techniques.

Mr. Araya is a cum laude graduate of the University of Costa Rica.

Victor Morgan-Rothschild

Operations and Patients Concierge
Cellebration Wellness Costa Rica

Victor majored in business administration at the Universidad de Costa Rica and has a Master’s degree in marketing and public relationships from Universidad Latinoamericana.

Since 2016 he has been associated with stem cell service providers in Costa Rica both in operations and as patient concierge.

Victor’s professional career has been always been focused on enhancing the patient and customer experience both at leading multinational companies as well as in his own startups as entrepreneur.

His experience has been in several industries from automotive and fast-moving consumer goods, to health and real estate. This experience has exposed Victor to wide cultural diversity and customer service environments.

Veronica Rubio

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Rubio has extensive administrative experience in the corporate, hotel, and hospitality industry.  A native of Bogota, Colombia, Mrs. Rubio has a degree in hotel and restaurant management from the internationally acclaimed Sena University in Bogota.

She is in charge or our administrative department in Costa Rica and assists with overall operations of our Wellness Center.  She has worked for Londono Group Hotels which encompasses the Sheraton hotel chain in Latin America, as well as Crowne Plaza International.

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