Dr Fraser is the Chief Scientist at Cytori Therapeutics Inc, a San Diego-based biotechnology company engaged in commercialization of adult stem and regenerative cells obtained from human adipose tissue. He has more than 25 years of experience working with adult stem cells in both academia and industry.Prior to joining Cytori, Dr Fraser had a 12 year career in the Department of Medicine at UCLA. He was an Associate Professor in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. For three years Dr Fraser was the Co-Director of the UCLA Bone Marrow Transplant Laboratory, the facility responsible for processing and cryopreservation of all bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells used in marrow transplants at UCLA. He also founded and, from 1995 until he left to join Cytori, was the Director and Principal Investigator of the UCLA Umbilical Cord Blood Bank, a NIH-funded allogeneic cord blood stem cell bank. In addition, Dr Fraser was a member of one of UCLA’s two Medical Institutional Review Boards for seven years and served as Vice Chair of one of the Board for two years. He has served on five NIH panels reviewing stem cell-related research proposals.Dr Fraser has a PhD from the University of Otago in New Zealand and a Bachelor of Science degree (Biochemistry and Physiology) from Victoria University of Wellington.