Dr. Loretta Mayer, Ph.D.
Dr. Loretta Mayer is a founder of SenesTech and co-inventor on the patents that formed the basis for launching SenesTech’s R&D efforts. She has served as Chairman of the Board since 2004 and Chief Scientific Officer, responsible for the quality of our research, products, and services since 2009. Loretta has recently stepped back into the role of CEO. Her unique background combines business and science. After a successful 20 years in the business world she was inspired by a friend’s illness to go into biotechnology. She went back to school and earned both Master’s (1997) and Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Biology from Northern Arizona University. She accepted a post-doctoral appointment with the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona in 2000, and it was there that she developed a chemical method of inducing peri- and post-menopause in rodents. Dr. Mayer was awarded the 2003 American Heart Association’s Jr. Investigator Award for Women and the 2004 Glenn Foundation Endocrinology and Aging Award for her work. She has also received the 2010 Athena award in Flagstaff and the 2011 Rotarian Humanitarian Award for her work in India.