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Lisa Matlaf, PhD

Senior Associate

Lisa Matlaf, Ph.D. is a Senior Associate at Five Crowns Capital as well as the Executive Vice President of Beautisol Holdings, LLC. Dr. Matlaf assists in the firm's deal origination, marketing, communications, and portfolio company oversight in addition to managing the operations of the sunless tanning portfolio company, Beautisol. Prior to joining Five Crowns Capital, Dr. Matlaf spent 10 years in the fields of oncology, molecular biology, infectious disease, and neuroscience. Her investigations have led to over a dozen publications in peer reviewed scientific journals as well as collaborations with several academic laboratories and biotechnology companies.

Dr. Matlaf received her Ph.D from the University of California, Irvine in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (M&MG), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco, where she conducted research on novel anti-viral strategies for the treatment of brain tumors in affiliation with the UCSF Brain Tumor SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence). Dr. Matlaf was the recipient of competitive research fellowships from The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and the NIH, which contributed to the funding of her studies. Dr. Matlaf is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), and Beauty Industry West (BIW).

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