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Stephen Chang, PhD

Geneticist with 30+ years of commercial experience 

Career Highlights

  • Independent consultant

  • Chief Strategy Officer - Tissue Regeneration Sciences

  • Chief Scientific Officer - Orpheus Therapeutics

  • Former Chairman Histogen and Acting CEO 

  • Human geneticist with more than 30 years of commercial experience in life sciences in areas of stem cells, cell and gene therapy and drug development

  • Entrepreneur, teacher and scientific and business leader in life science with specific emphasis on small company startups

  • Experienced in providing leadership, strategy, startup counseling and drug development of complex drug products

  • A recognized pioneer in commercial gene therapy and complex biologicals

  • CURES - Sacramento and San Diego; President and Executive Director and Board member

  • New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF); Senior consultant and Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives 

  • BS - Zoology, Microbiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology: University of Michigan

  • USPHS Postdoctoral Fellow: NIH Fellowship

    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute for Molecular Genetics - Baylor College of Medicine

  • PhD - Biological Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: University of California, Irvine


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