SGS Stephens, Inc. Staff Bios
Thomas J. Stephens, PhD | Vice-President
Founder and Vice-President of SGS Stephens, Inc. Dr. Stephens has a Ph.D. in immunobiology from Iowa State University and an M.S. in Bioscience from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Stephens has been a study investigator for more than 25 years. Prior to starting Stephens & Associates, Inc., he was Director of Product Safety and Claims Substantiation Worldwide for Mary Kay Cosmetics and a Divisional Toxicologist at The Procter & Gamble Company. He has published more than 80 scientific articles, technical posters, and book chapters in medicine and science. Dr. Stephens served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Toxicology – Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology, and is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. In 2000, he was elected to the “Leaders Society” of the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Stephens’ office is located at the Texas Research Center.
Lily Jiang, PhD | Chief Investigator
Dr. Lily Jiang joined SGS Stephens, Inc. in 2012 after 15 years of research experience studying cell signaling transduction in the areas of immunology and cancer biology. She earned her
At SGS Stephens, Inc., Dr. Jiang has served as Principal Investigator on numerous pharmaceutical and cosmetic trials. As the company’s Chief Investigator, she oversees a group of MD/
Lawrence Lubrano | Director of Operations
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.
Nancy Rodgers, PhD |Site Director
Nancy D. Rodgers,
Shoichiro Yano, PhD, MD | Investigator and Medical Director
Dr. Yano received his MD and PhD in Dermatology from Tokyo University. Prior to joining 701 Research, he practiced Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Yano serves as an Investigator and the Medical Director for 701 Research located in Japan. View list of publications prior to joining Stephens.