Xuejun H. Parsons, PhD. Chairman of the Board
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Dr. Xuejun H Parsons is our scientific founder and has served as Chairman of the Board and as Chief Executive Officer and President since May 2013. Dr. Parsons also co-founded San Diego Regenerative Medicine Institute, and has served as President and Executive Scientific Director since 2010. She is the founder of Xcelthera Initiative and California Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Startup. Previously, Dr. Parsons was a stem cell scientist and faculty at University of California and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute from 2003-2010. Dr. Parsons received her PhD in Biochemistry/Molecular/Cell Biology from Cornell University in 1998, and completed her PostDoc studies as a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Research Fellow at University of California at San Diego in 2002. Since, she has been supported by grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH) to become an independent investigator and leader in human embryonic stem cell (human ES cell) research. She is the inventor and corresponding author of more than 20 articles on human ES cell research in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial boards of multiple open-access scientific journals. Dr. Parsons has many years of experience in biomedical research and life sciences industry, with expertise and leadership in human stem cell research and cell-based regenerative medicine. Her original human ES cell research breakthroughs and medical innovations have overcome some major obstacles in bringing human ES cell therapy derivatives towards clinical applications for unmet medical needs, which have generated intellectual properties (IP) to enable therapeutic development, commercialization, and clinical practice of proprietary human ES cell therapy tools and products for startup company. Dr. Parsons has also served as our first Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Operating Officer since May 2013. We selected Dr. Parsons to serve on our board of directors due to her exceptional medical innovation, leadership and direction, and valuable expertise in human stem cell research and regenerative medicine, in-depth understanding of our business in the life sciences industry, entrepreneurship, and operational experience with regenerative medicine and business startup.
Dennis A. Moore. Vice chairman of the board
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Mr. Moore has served as Director and Vice Chairman of the Board since May 2013. Mr. Moore is also the co-founder and has served as CEO of San Diego Regenerative Medicine Institute since 2010. He is a long-time supporter for human embryonic stem cell (hESC) research. Graduated from the US Naval Academy, he was a Naval Aviator and private pilot Captain, and holds a J.D. from California Western School of Law. We selected Mr. Moore to serve on our board of directors due to his support to hESC research, understanding of our business, understanding of the importance, urgency, and tangible benefits of human embryonic stem cell-based regenerative medicine to improving the function, wellness, and overall quality of life for patients suffering from incurable or devastating diseases, knowledge with business laws and regulations, and experience with business startup.