Director, Business Development at 23andMe
Debbie’s role at 23andMe involves forging innovative healthcare and research partnerships across a broad range of disease areas. Prior to joining 23andMe, Debbie was Assistant Director, Licensing, at University of California, San Francisco and specialized in the rapidly-growing area of dHealth innovations. While at UCSF, Debbie managed a large intellectual property portfolio of biomedical inventions, successfully negotiated a wide range of licensing deals, and played critical roles in the formations of several UCSF start-ups. Debbie was previously a Scientific Curator at TAIR, the worldwide Arabidopsis database; and also performed postdoctoral research at Stanford University. Debbie holds a DPhil in Plant Sciences from the University of Oxford and a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Durham University.
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ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATION ABSTRACT
Genetics and the future of skincare
Genetics plays an important role in skin conditions such as acne; skin aging factors such as collagen loss, age spots, and wrinkle formation; and also sensitivity to and effectiveness of skincare product ingredients. With consumers expecting greater personalization from the products they purchase, the cosmetics and personal care industry has seen a surge in health and beauty products tailored to an individual’s genetics, ethnicity, and skin type. Understanding the genes involved in various skin conditions can drive the ultimate personalized model for skin care and fuel development of more effective products. This talk will cover current innovations and innovators using genetics to personalize skincare products and also where the industry is heading.
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