Jay Tiesman, PhD
Dr. Jay Tiesman is a Principal Scientist in the Global Biotechnology Division of The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the Genomics Group Leader and a Corporate Technology Entrepreneur, charged with helping to identify novel biotechnology innovations worldwide to address key needs for P&G. Since joining P&G, he has been actively involved in developing genomics capabilities within the company. He has been particularly interested in the use of genomics to gain insight into epithelial cell biology.
Dr. Tiesman was an early adopter of microarray technology, having worked in the field since 1997. He is an acknowledged microarray expert and has published over 25 articles in the field, two of which have earned “Publication of the Year” honors. He also speaks extensively at international meetings on the topic of microarray experimental design and is listed on over 85 presentations. He collaborates extensively with scientists in academia and the biotechnology industry and is a member of several academic, governmental, and industrial organizations, including the Association of Biomedical Resource Facilities Microarray Research Group (ABRF-MARG), the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the Society for Investigative Dermatology. He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of NuGEN Technologies, Inc.
Before joining P&G, Dr. Tiesman completed postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Charlie Hart at ZymoGenetics, Inc. in Seattle, Washington. At ZymoGenetics, he pursued research in the field of growth factor signal transduction associated with wound healing and tissue remodeling.
Dr. Tiesman obtained his Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. In Omaha, he worked in the Laboratory of Dr. Angie Rizzino at the Eppley Cancer Institute, delineating the roles and impact of growth factors on embryonic development. Before joining Dr. Rizzino, he earned Bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Biology at Creighton University in Omaha. Dr. Tiesman has been with P&G for 17 years.