Sharon Louis, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, STEMCELL Technologies

Sharon Louis is Senior Vice President, Research and Development at STEMCELL Technologies, where she manages and oversees all R&D Teams and Operations in STEMCELL Vancouver and Cambridge, UK. Sharon has over 24 years of experience in the development and commercialization of specialized media and tools for hematopoietic, neural, and pluripotent stem cell biology. She is a co-inventor on patents, related to neural stem cells and human pluripotent stem cells biology. She participated as a Principal Investigator in a four-year European Commission research program which led to the establishment of the STEMCELL UK R&D facility. Most recently, she led the successful implementation of Product Lifecycle Management software to digitize product design and development processes at STEMCELL. Sharon is also a member and previous co-chair of the Industry Advisory Committee for the School of Biomedical Engineering (SBME) at the University of British Columbia.