Gregory Christopherson, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Tissue Materials Science at Allergan

Greg Christopherson was born in Detroit, MI and raised in the suburbs. He studied Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Technological University, started his master’s degree in Materials Science, and then decided to get engaged, follow his fiancée to the East Coast and pursue a PhD at Johns Hopkins University – but still in Materials Science. He was awarded a DOD fellowship, an ARCS fellowship, and multiple internal scholarships during his time at Johns Hopkins, and bypassed a NRC Fellowship to join the National Institutes of Health as a postdoctoral fellow. While at the NIH he worked closely with military surgeons from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, investigating traumatic heterotopic ossification in soldiers wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Those lessons in wound healing brought him to LifeCell R&D, where he is currently creating the next wave of regenerative products to help improve patients’ lives. When not in the lab, he alternates between relaxing with his wife and chasing his two young daughters around their home in New Jersey.

Science of Regenerative Medicine and Acellular Dermal Matrices