Meet Our Experts
Greg Maguire, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Maguire pursued his graduate training at the University of California, Berkeley, University of Houston, University of Texas, The Marine Biological Labs, Woods Hole, MA, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY. He is a former professor of neuroscience and ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, a visiting associate professor of physiology at Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan, visiting assistant professor of molecular neurobiology at the University of Washington, and a visiting scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), at Harvard University.
Awarded a prestigious Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Maguire managed his NIH funded laboratory at UCSD studying tissue degeneration and regeneration, and the role of stem cell released molecules (SRM) through paracrine and autocrine actions to maintain, repair, and regenerate human tissues. His NIH funded studies of systems biology and reverse engineering at the University of California, Berkeley and stem cell biology at UC San Diego led to the development of adult stem cell-based S²RM® technology for the development of therapeutics and medical procedures.
Dr. Maguire has over 100 publications and is currently working on his book entitled, “Spontaneous Stem Cell Healing”. He is co-founder of the SRM Living Foundry at UCSD in San Diego, and is Chief Scientific Officer & Founder of NeoGenesis.
Standing on the Shoulders of the Giants
… that came before him, Dr. Maguire is mentored by Nobel Prize Laureate, Dr. John Bertrand Gurdon, Ph.D.
Dr. John Bertrand Gurdon, Ph.D., professor of developmental biology at Cambridge University, shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2012, for his pioneering work in stem cells. Dr. Gurdon, who earned his PhD in developmental biology from Oxford University, and later was trained in molecular biology during his postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology, culminated this combined training into his studies that led to the discovery of how normal mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent, i.e. become stem cells.
Dr. Greg Maguire, while a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Cold Spring Harbor Labs in New York, learned from Dr. Gurdon the techniques of nuclear transfer, and the translation of microinjected messenger RNA molecules in oocytes as a means to analyze DNA to RNA to protein synthesis. Dr. Gurdon’s teaching of his pioneering work, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize, were very important in the eventual development of S²RM® technology developed by Maguire.
Steven T. McGee
President, Chief Executive Officer
With 35 years of building businesses across a wide range of industries, the common thread for Steve McGee has been investing equity, debt, and talent to help scale companies that have ideas that can benefit important segments of the population.
With respect to NeoGenesis, according to Steve, “As I look at the future of stem cell science, there is so much we can now provide to help people look and feel younger, longer, and in a healthy way. Equally important, we now have the opportunity to provide solutions to chronic and traumatic issues with no contraindications.
NeoGenesis is a market disrupting breakthrough in skin care. And a market disrupting idea for corporate social consciousness. Our mission is to provide our products to 1,000,000 people who need them but cannot afford them. We will fund that mission through net proceeds from our for profit group that serves the Beauty / Glamour / Positive-Aging market.
More impressive than our science, are our people. At NeoGenesis, it is all about helping YOU, our professional customers succeed with YOUR respective visions. As we help and serve our professional customers, we create memories together. And then through our professional customers, as well as a number of non-profits, we reach into local communities and gift to 1,000,000 people in need.
I am deep appreciative to the growing number of members on our team who care so deeply and are zealous to help our customers succeed.
Let’s join together, do great things, and see how many people we can help in this lifetime.”
Senior Adviser, Beauty / Glamour / Positive-Aging
Catherine Roberts was one of the most photographed “Beauty” models of the late 70’s and early 80’s. Within two weeks of being discovered by the legendary Wilhelmina Cooper, Catherine booked the first of her 50 plus television commercials.
She was the image of elegance for luxury brands of cosmetics, jewelry, automobiles and fashion.
Her cosmetic campaigns for L’Oréal, Charles of the Ritz for Revlon, Max Factor, Coty, Clairol, Helena Rubenstein, Saks Fifth Avenue, Almay, Elizabeth Arden and Avon (among others) appeared in publications throughout the world. Vogue. Cosmopolitan. Bazaar. Glamour. NY Magazine. Town & Country.
From the beginning of her career she was photographed by the legends of the day – Richard Avedon, Hiro, Bert Stern, Bill King, Chris Von Wangenheim, James Moore, and Neal Barr. Now more than four decades later, she continues to work with iconic photographers including – Dennis Leupold, Daymion Mardel, and Serge Leblon.
Today, as a “Classic” model, Catherine continues to appear in print ads and television commercials, adding to her ever-growing list of clients – Kim Kardashian Beauty, Smashbox, Lenscrafters, Jafra Cosmetics and Toyota. Most recently she has earned three Best Actress awards both here and internationally at Cannes, for her poignant performance in “Pearl” – a short fashion film.
With a career spanning more than 40 years Catherine Roberts continues to bring a distinctive blend of approachable beauty, professionalism, and upbeat personality to each assignment.
As the advertising world acknowledges a newfound appreciation of aging with style and grace, Catherine Roberts is more relevant than ever as she represents new possibilities for the eclectic, evolving vision of the mature woman.
“There is beauty in our industry that never fades! Catherine is a legend, a face that shines brighter and more sure than ever. She inspires me with her simple classic approach to beauty… timeless, attainable and always elegant!” Joseph Boggess – Photographer/Makeup Artist