Senior Director, Emerging Science & Innovation
J&J Consumer Product
Why I'm a JPAL
It is fascinating to interact with innovative startups, and to help de-risk emerging science with transformation/ disruptive potential.
In her current role at Emerging Science & Innovation (ESI), J&J Consumer Inc., Anna is leading the Consumer Naturals Platform, with specific emphasis on discovery of natural actives applicable across consumer franchises, and building synthetic biology/Green chemistry and biomimicry pillars; Anna is also focused on identifying and de-risking emerging science with transformation potential, aligned strategically across consumer need states, related to stem cells, AI/machine learning for target identification, and other emerging technologies, as part of ESI Catalyzer efforts; spearheading cross-sector collaborations, external partnerships as well as championing the culture of innovation. Prior to her current role, in 2012, Anna transitioned from J&J Medical Devices, where she was Senior Director at Advanced Technologies and Regenerative Medicine, leading research strategy and discovery efforts across novel biomaterials, cell -based technologies, nanotechnologies and tissue engineered scaffolds; developing innovative product concepts applicable to tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, and deciphering the complex biochemical mechanisms and developing products that control the healing and regeneration of human tissues and organs.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
I practice power yoga as part of my relaxation routine - great fun!