Co-Founder, Aspen Neuroscience
Dr. Jeanne Loring is a world-renowned stem cell scientist and co-founder of Aspen Neuroscience. Dr. Loring’s work provided the expertise and intellectual property in genomics, iPSCs, and neurobiology that enables Aspen’s autologous therapy approach.
Dr. Loring was the Founding Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Scripps Research and is currently Professor Emeritus in Scripp’s Department of Molecular Medicine. She serves on the BOD of Summit for Stem Cell Foundation, is Senior Scientific Advisor for the National Stem Cell Foundation, Research Fellow of the San Diego Zoo, and Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at San Diego State University. She is a founding member of Merck KGaA’s Ethics Advisory Panel, serves on the editorial boards of the journals Stem Cells Translational Medicine and Stem Cells and Development, and is a scientific advisor to academic institutions, funding agencies, non-profits, and biotechnology companies.
Historically, Dr. Loring was founding CSO of Aspen, and held research and management positions at Hana Biologics, GenPharm International, Molecular Dynamics, and Incyte Genomics, before founding the human pluripotent stem cell company, Arcos BioScience. She was a professor and principal investigator at the Burnham Institute and Scripps Research for 16 years. She is author of more than 250 highly cited scientific publications, including the first reports of single cell RNA sequencing, iPSCs from an endangered species, gene expression, microRNA profiling, and SNP genotyping of pluripotent stem cells, and DNA methylome sequencing of both undifferentiated and differentiated human pluripotent stem cells. She is an inventor on five issued patents, including PluriTest, the widely used tool for analyzing pluripotency. The third edition of her comprehensive human stem cell laboratory manual, “Human Stem Cells: A Laboratory Guide” (Elsevier), first published in 2007, is currently in preparation.