Bijan Zakeri

Global Technical Marketing Manager · BASF

Bijan Zakeri is a pharmaceutical industry professional with a strong business acumen, scientific expertise and technical marketing.

Drug Discovery Pharmaceutical Industry Biochemistry Protein Chemistry Biotechnology

Anthony Maurelli

Professor · University of Florida

Anthony Maurelli studies bacterial genetics to address questions about how bacteria cause gut disease and sexually transmitted infections.

Laboratory Capacity Building Wasterwater Epidemiology Sexually Transmitted Diseases Shigella Genetics and Pathogenesis Bacterial Pathogenesis

Dr Amreen Bashir

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences · Aston University

Dr Bashir's research interests include clinical microbiology and environmental microbiology.

Clinical Microbiology Antimicrobial Resistance Bacteria Found in Food Make Up Products Food and Water Microbiology

Shauna McGillivray

Professor & Associate Department Chair · Texas Christian University

Biology expert, focusing on genetic methods of fighting disease

Antibiotic Resistance Microbiology Intersections of Genetics and Disease Bacterial Virulence in Genes Bacterial Pathogenesis

Afsar Ali

Research Associate Professor · University of Florida

Afsar Ali researches disease spillover from environment to humans and how to mitigate cholera and diarrheal diseases.

Diarrheal Disease Cholera Algal Blooms Flesh Eating Bacteria Environmental Disasters

Aria Eshraghi

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Aria Eshraghi has expertise in infection microbiology and his team's goal is to develop new ways to prevent and treat infections.

Francisella Francisellosis Graduate Education in the Life Sciences Tularemia Tularensis

Harsh Bais

Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences · University of Delaware

Prof. Bais conducts research in plant signaling – how plants recognize and communicate with one another.

Plant-Microbe Interactions Plant Biology Plant Signaling Root Exudation Plant and Soil Sciences and Horticulture

Jeffrey LeJeune

Professor I Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine · The Ohio State University

Jeffrey T. LeJeune is an internationally recognized expert in food safety and bacterial diseases transmitted between animals and people.

Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Ecology Food Safety Bacterial Diseases

Kali Kniel

Professor, Microbial Food Safety · University of Delaware

Prof. Kniel’s laboratory explores issues of food safety and public health that involve transmission of viruses and pathogenic bacteria.

Food Systems Pathogenic Bacteria Food Safety Public Health Microorganisms

Shannon Manning

MSU Foundation Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in Microbial Pathogenesis and Molecular Epidemiology

Coronavirus Molecular Epidemiology Microbiology Escherichia coli Group B Streptococcus

Shiladitya Banerjee

Assistant Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Shiladitya Banerjee develops theoretical models to understand how the internal structures of a living cell impacts its characteristics.

Single-cell Biophysics Soft Living Matter Physics Physics of Living Systems Molecular and Cell Biology

Andrew Palmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Palmer's research interests include eavesdropping on bacterial 'conversations', Martian farming, and cell wall fragment-based signaling.

Astrobiology Ocean Engineering Biomedical Molecular Biology Biochemistry

Jennifer Biddle

Professor, Marine Science and Policy · University of Delaware

Prof. Biddle's research interests include microbial ecology of marine systems, deep biosphere life, benthic archaea and bacteria.

Geobiology Deep Biosphere Life Microbial Ecology Marine Systems Benthic Archaea and Bacteria

Rich Lenski

Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics · Michigan State University

“The Man Who Bottled Evolution”

Experimental Evolution Bacteria Digital Organisms Dynamics of Evolution Microbiology

Robert Abramovitch

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Robert Abramovitch is an assistant professor at Michigan State University.

Research Plant Pathology Microbiology Tuberculosis Antibiotic Resistance

James Douglass, Ph.D.

Expert in coastal marine ecology · Florida Gulf Coast University

James Douglass studies the interactions among living organisms and the environment in coastal waters, including algae blooms.

Reefs Algae Oysters Water Pollution Marine Biology

Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Aerosol-enabled technologies towards addressing critical challenges in the sectors of energy, the environment, and human health.

Aerosol science and technology Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Environmental Science and Technology Heterogeneous Catalysis Materials Science and Engineering

Monica Embers

Assistant Professor, Division of Bateriology and Parasitology · Tulane University

Professor Embers specializes in Lyme disease.

Cell Culture Antibiotic Resistance Lyme Disease Research Lyme Disease Antibiotics

Don Duke, Ph.D., P.E.

Expert in water resources and pollution control · Florida Gulf Coast University

Don Duke applies science and engineering analysis to policy and management decisions.

Municipal stormwater pollution reduction Industrial stormwater pollution reduction Flood mitigation policy Water Resources Policy Water quality assessment

Jonathan S. Dordick

Institute Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Applies biological principles to advance bioengineering and biomanufacturing, stem cell engineering, and drug discovery

Drug Discovery Biomanufacturing Biochemical Engineering Biochemistry Chemistry