Suzanne Peterson, PhD is a stem cell scientist who has worked in the field for more than 15 yrs. She served as the Director of Operations in Dr. Jeanne Loring’s Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Scripps Research Institute for several years before going in to biotech. Since then, she has worked and consulted for a variety of different stem cell-based biotech companies and is a passionate advocate for stem cell-based therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. She has published more than 25 peer reviewed papers on stem cells and is the co-editor of “Human Stem Cell Manual: A Laboratory Guide.”