Stephens & Associates Staff Bios
Thomas J. Stephens, PhD | President
Lily Jiang, PhD | Chief Scientific Officer and Investigator
She has published numerous research papers in peer reviewed journals and presented her work at national and international conferences. Dr. Jiang also worked at Alliance for Cellular Signaling organization managing projects focused on mathematical modeling of signaling network and at Athersys Inc. leading several drug discovery projects, which resulted in two US patents.
During her time at Stephens, Dr. Jiang has served as Investigator on pharmaceutical and cosmetic trials. She presented a poster at the International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin (ISBS) for “Quantitative analysis of multiple photoaging features using image analysis of digital photographs” on her publication from the June 2013 issue of Skin Research and Technology and won best poster.
Dr. Jiang’s responsibilities include oversight of the Investigators, serving as a study investigator on clinical trials and overseeing the development of novel technologies for evaluating treatment related changes in skin.
Lawrence Lubrano | Chief Operating Officer
Mark Stephens, MD | Investigator and Study Physician
Dr. Stephens received his medical training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was named Chief Resident his final year. He’s a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association and the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Stephens practices at KE Dallas Eye Care. He has served as Principal Investigator and Study Physician on numerous trials.
Lawrence A. Rheins, PhD. | Senior Director and Investigator
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.
Anthony Nuara, MD PhD | Investigator and Medical Director
Anthony Nuara MD
In addition to clinical practice, Dr Nuara serves as the current president of the Phoenix Dermatology Society. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and serves as an organizer for the Phoenix Dermatology Journal Club.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Nuara enjoys hiking, travel, home improvement
Shoichiro Yano, PhD, MD | Investigator and Medical Director