OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Yosef Refaeli, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder

Dr. Refaeli is Associate Professor, Charles C. Gates Program in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.  He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and his A.B. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Brian Turner, Ph.D.
President & Chief Scientific Officer
Co-Founder

Dr. Turner received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, holds a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and received his A.B. degree in History from Cornell University. Dr. Turner is also a Research Instructor at the Charles C. Gates Program in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Robert Gulock
Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Gulock is a sales, marketing, and regulatory strategist with a strong track record in international business development, new product development, operations, and performance improvement. He has worked for Sonova, Advanced Bionics, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Gulock's education includes a B.A. in Public Administration-Finance from the University of Michigan.

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David Rivers
Vice President of Finance

Mr. Rivers is our Vice President of Finance. Prior to Taiga, David spent five years as a scientist in the immunodiagnostic divisions of Beckman Coulter and DiaSorin. He has investment banking experience with SDR Ventures. He received his M.B.A. in Finance from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

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Samuel Brown, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Brown received his M.D. from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and received his A.B. degree in Biology & Society from Cornell University. He did his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Colorado.  He worked as a hospital-based internal medicine physician in community hospitals in the Denver area from 1998 to 2020.