• Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Fuchs is renowned for her research in skin biology, its stem cells and associated genetic disorders, including cancers. She has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1988. Fuchs’ awards and honors include the National Medal of Science presented by President Barack Obama.
• John C. Warner, Ph.D., president and chief technology officer at The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC. Warner is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry, co-authoring “Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice” with Paul Anastas. He has published nearly 300 patents, papers and books. His recent work in the fields of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other areas are examples of how green chemistry principles can be immediately incorporated into commercially relevant applications. He received the 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring and was named by ICIS as one of the most influential people impacting the global chemical industries.
• Amin Mazloom, Ph.D., VP of bioinformatics and software at ProdermIQ, a molecular genetics startup that is focused on skin microbiome. Mazloom has served as the director of bioinformatics at Sequenom where he led the efforts in algorithm development, data analytics, and software of the MaterniT Genome, the most comprehensive NGS based non-invasive prenatal clinical test offered to date.
• Claudia Aguirre, Ph.D., neuroscientist and mind-body expert. Aguirre is a TEDx speaker and consults internationally in the health and wellness industries. She specializes in the connection between the brain and the skin, recently giving a presentation at the California Chapter meeting on tattoos and skin health.
• Richard Blackburn, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Leeds and founder of Keracol Ltd, a university spin-out company that develops novel approaches to the extraction of active molecules from plant sources, and fractionating and purifying them for multiple applications, both existing and novel. Blackburn’s key areas of research focus around the principles of sustainability and how these principles can be applied in the fields of materials science, coloration technology and cosmetics.
• Jennifer Marsh, Ph.D., research fellow, beauty technology division at P&G beauty. She has been working at P&G for 21 years in consumer research and product and technology development. She specializes in hair structure understanding, bleach and oxidative chemistry and dye kinetics.
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