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Nu Skin Welcomes Three to R&D

September 25, 2013

Hester, Namkoong and Gray join the team.

Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. added three scientists to its global research and development team. The new members of the team include: Shelly Davis Hester, Ph.D, RD.; Jin Namkoong, Ph.D.; and Russell Gray. They join Nu Skin’s in-house researchers in the company’s ongoing development of innovative skin care and nutritional products.

“We are pleased to welcome this talented group of scientists to our global research and development team,” said Joseph Chang, Ph.D, chief scientific officer. “Each new member brings a specific set of skills that will be valuable in our multi-disciplinary efforts to expand our knowledge of the aging process and develop a continual pipeline of innovative skin care and nutritional solutions.”
Hester joins Nu Skin as a senior associate scientist and will further Nu Skin’s research relating to health and nutrition. Prior to joining Nu Skin, Hester was a post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Indiana and Purdue University in the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research.

Dr. Namkoong brings her knowledge of skin cell biology to Nu Skin, her expertise in understanding human skin biology will be an integral part of the future Nu Skin anti-aging innovation and research. Dr. Namkoong previously worked at Chanel, serving as a scientist in the skin cell biology laboratory for five years.

A seven-year clinical research veteran, Gray brings his experience of designing, executing and coordinating clinical research to Nu Skin from Premier Research International LLC, where he studied analgesic pharmaceuticals. As a clinical research specialist, Gray will be involved in various clinical studies regarding Nu Skin’s nutritional products.
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