Jane S. Lebkowski, Ph.D., is our President of R&D and Chief Scientific Officer and joined Asterias in March 2013 after a thirteen year career at Geron where she served as Senior Vice President, Cell Therapies from 2004 to 2011, and also as Chief Scientific Officer from 2009 to 2011. From August 1999 until January 2004, Dr. Lebkowski served as Vice President of Cell Therapies, and from April 1998 until August 1999, she served as Senior Director, Cell and Gene Therapies at Geron. Dr. Lebkowski managed research and development of Geron's immunotherapy products for cancer treatment and its hES based products for regenerative medicine. Prior to joining Geron, she spent more than ten years at Applied Immune Sciences and then at Rhone Poulenc Rorer, which acquired Applied Immune Sciences in 1995, advancing from research scientist to Vice President of Research and Development. Dr. Lebkowski has co-authored numerous scientific publications. Dr. Lebkowski holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.