Lawrence A. Rheins, PhD

Lawrence A. Rheins, PhD.  has spent his career in all aspects of skin science and entrepreneurial business, developing a unique blend of science and business acumen. He brings 25 years of experience in cosmetic, personal care, OTC and prescription dermatology testing to Stephens. Most recently he served as Chief Scientific Officer for John Paul Dejoria’s, Aubio Life Sciences start-up company. Prior to Aubio, Dr. Rheins served as President/CEO for Makucell Inc, a University of Southern California spinoff company focused on regenerative medicine stem cell products for the direct to physician dispensed market. He acted as Vice President for Floratech International, a supplier of quality botanically-derived ingredients for the cosmetics and personal care industries.

Dr. Rheins was Founder/CEO for Dermtech International a contract research organization focused on cosmetic and dermatology clinical trials as well as development non-invasive molecular tests for various skin diseases.  Earlier in his career Dr, Rheins was Technical Director at Hill Top Research Inc and served as a divisional toxicologist at the  Procter & Gamble company. Dr. Rheins holds several patents and has authored more than 70 articles on immunology, toxicology, dermatology and in vitro alternatives. Dr. Rheins holds a MS. and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences (Immunology) from the University of Cincinnati.