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This Women’s History Month, Meet GALYNA’s Chief Scientific Officer: Dr. Marnie Peterson Pharm.D., Ph.D.,

Empowering Innovation: Dr. Marnie Peterson’s Trailblazing Journey in Science

In celebration of Women’s History Month, GALYNA takes immense pride in highlighting the extraordinary achievements of our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Marnie Peterson. A beacon of innovation, leadership, and dedication, Dr. Peterson embodies the essence of female empowerment and intellectual brilliance in the scientific community.

A Legacy of Excellence

Dr. Peterson’s illustrious career spans over 25 years, with groundbreaking contributions in the field of infectious diseases and wound healing. As an entrepreneur and innovator, she founded Extherid Biosciences in Jackson, Wyoming, in 2016, marking a pivotal moment in preclinical research development. Her pioneering work in ex vivo tissue models has not only accelerated clinical outcomes but has also fostered research collaborations across the globe, including with the FDA and leading academic institutions.

Uniting Forces for Global Impact

The merger of Extherid Biosciences with UK-based Perfectus Biomed in 2020, under Dr. Peterson’s leadership, resulted in a powerhouse of over 60 employees dedicated to advancing lives through innovative science. As the U.S. Managing Director and CSO of Perfectus Biomed Group, she played a crucial role in supporting clients from preclinical development through the regulatory stage. Her vision and expertise were instrumental in the acquisition of Perfectus Biomed Group by NAMSA, further amplifying their impact on the MedTech industry worldwide.

A Pioneering Podcast Host and Consultant

Beyond her executive roles, Dr. Peterson continues to influence the field as a consultant to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. She also educates and engages the public through her podcast, Superbugs and You, making complex scientific topics accessible and intriguing to a broad audience.

An Academic Foundation

Before her entrepreneurial journey, Dr. Peterson was a tenured faculty member at the University of Minnesota, where she led transformative research projects funded by prestigious organizations such as the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Her academic excellence was recognized early on when she was selected as a Change Agent finalist by the Minnesota Business Magazine in 2014.

A Legacy of Patents and Publications

Dr. Peterson’s scholarly contributions are extensive, with over 50 scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and a significant portfolio of patents. These patents are foundational to Hennepin Life Sciences, a clinical-stage women’s health company, showcasing her commitment to improving women’s health globally.

Inspiring the Next Generation

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, Dr. Marnie Peterson stands as a testament to the profound impact that dedicated and intelligent women can have in science and beyond. Her journey from academia to entrepreneurship and her pivotal role at GALYNA as Chief Scientific Officer inspire us all to pursue excellence, innovate boldly, and empower the next generation of women in science.

At GALYNA, we are honored to have Dr. Peterson as a part of our team, where her expertise and vision continue to shape the future of skincare and women’s health. Her contributions not only reflect the high standards and sophistication of the GALYNA™ brand but also underscore our commitment to clean, scientifically sound ingredients and innovation.

As we reflect on the achievements of women throughout history this month, let us also celebrate the ongoing contributions of women like Dr. Marnie Peterson, who continue to break barriers, inspire change, and pave the way for future generations.

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