Sharon Collins PresnellChief, President, Director | San Diego, California
Sharon Collins Presnell, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer (Organovo) and President (Samsara Sciences), has more than 17 years of experience in the leadership of product-focused R&D. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Presnell’s research in liver and prostate biology and carcinogenesis produced cell- and tissue-based technologies that were industry-funded or outlicensed for industrial applications.
She joined Becton Dickinson (BD) in 2001 and played a key role in the early discovery and development of cell-based tools and reagents for BD’s life sciences portfolio. At BD, she grew and led a large multi-disciplinary team to build and validate screening platforms and products for cell growth, differentiation, and characterization and secured revenue-generating commercial partnerships with pharma partners.