Gail Naughton

CSO and Chief Business Development Officer
Histogen Inc., USA

Gail K. Naughton, Ph.D., has spent over 30 years extensively researching the tissue engineering process, holds over 105 U.S. and foreign patents, and has founded two regenerative medicine companies. She served as the Dean of the College of Business at San Diego State University from 2002-2011. Her current venture, Histogen, is focused on the development of novel solutions based on the products of cells grown under simulated embryonic conditions. She currently serves as the Company’s CSO and CBDO and is the inventor of its core technology.

Dr. Naughton has brought several tissue engineered products to market including a product for severe burns (TransCyte), a dermal replacement for diabetic ulcers (Dermagraft), an aesthetic dermal filler (Cosmederm/Cosmeplast) and SkinMedica’s TNS product for skin care. Dr. Naughton has been extensively published and a frequent speaker in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. In 2000, Dr. Naughton received the 27th Annual National Inventor of the Year award by the Intellectual Property Owners Association in honor of her pioneering work in the field of tissue engineering.

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