Evan Buettmann, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Buettmann's research investigates the role that osteocyte intercellular communication and skeletal disuse affect bone fracture healing

D. Joshua Cohen, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Applications to solve orthopedic and dental challenges involving the musculoskeletal system; focusing on in vivo studies using rodent models

MicroCT imaging Orthopedic and dental implantology Breast cancer metastasis to bone Small animal model surgery

Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Robert J. Mattauch Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science · VCU College of Engineering

Data scientist specializing in high-throughput structural bioinformatics of proteins & small RNAs.

Structural Bioinformatics Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Protein-ligand(drug) interactions Computer-aided molecular modeling Big Data Analysis

J. Andrew MacKay, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

J. Andrew MacKay engineers innovative protein-polymer tools and drug carriers that respond to the environment.

Ocular Drug Delivery Pharmacokinetics Elastin-like Polypeptides Protein Polymers Biomolecular Engineering

Ian Davis, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Genetics · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Ian Davis is an associate professor in the division of pediatric oncology and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Cancer Cell Biology Pediatric Cancer Cancer Biology Oncology

Omowunmi "Wunmi" Sadik

Distinguished Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Omowunmi Sadik applies her knowledge of surface chemistry, chemical and biological sensors in healthcare, food safety and the environment.

Chemical and Biological Sensors Electrochemistry Biosensors Surface Chemistry Nanostructured Conducting Polymers

Stormy Chamberlain, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences · University of Connecticut

Assistant Professor focused on angelman syndrome, genetics, and genome sciences.

Human Imprinting Disorders Molecular Biology Genetics Angelman Syndrome Genome Science

Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, DSc (Hon)

Dean, USC School of Pharmacy, John Stauffer Dean's Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

An expert in pathophysiology and treatment of diseases related to altered steroid hormone synthesis.

Steroid hormone biosynthesis Hypogonadism Cancer Endocrine Pathologies Male Reproductive Disorders

Molly Oehmichen

VIBE Board Member · Silicon Bayou News

Editor In Chief at Silicon Bayou News

Joe Beam

Communications Director · Beam Research Center

Marriage expert, sexologist, author

Marriage Love Sex

Diane Finegood

Professor · Simon Fraser University

Expert in systems thinking & cross sector partnerships as approaches to solving complex problems including obesity and chronic disease

Health Research Research Ecosystem Public Private Partnerships Complex Systems Chronic Disease Prevention

John S. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Pauley Heart Center | B.S. Engineering, Baylor University | M.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center | Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Yale University · VCU College of Engineering

Cardiovascular Mechanics & Imaging Lab: developing MRI quantification of patient-specific mechanics for improved cardiovascular diagnostics

Cardiovascular Biomechanics Aortic Aneurysms & Dissections Cardiovascular MRI Growth & Remodeling

John Bukowy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. John Bukowy's area of expertise include software development and machine learning.

Jennifer Puetzer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S. Biomedical Engineering, NC State | Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Puetzer focuses on musculoskeletal tissue engineering for meniscus, tendon, and ligament replacement and repair.

Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology Biomechanics Collagen Fiber Development Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Extracellular matrix biology

Dianne T. V. Pawluk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and ABET Coordinator, Department of Biomedical Engineering | BSc., University of Alberta | MSc., Queen's University, Canada | Ph.D. Harvard · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Pawluk develops devices and algorithms for assistive technology for individuals who are blind and visually impaired

Devices and algorithms for assistive technology for individuals who are blind and visually impaired Accessing graphical information Navigation and orientation Mobility aids Rehabilitation technology

Prof. Chris Nugent

Professor of Biomedical Engineering · University of Ulster

Chris received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Systems and DPhil in Biomedical Engineering both from the University of Ulster

Development and Evaluation Technologies Assisted Living Re-enablement Technology Adoption Modelling Health Innovation

Aziz Sancar, Ph.D., M.D.

Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor Sancar's research explores DNA repair and regulation of the circadian clock

Biochemistry Molecular Biology DNA Repair Cell Cycle Checkpoints Circadian Clock

Amit Kumar Singh

Product Manager | Marketing and Seller Experience · Lazada Group | a Rocket Internet Venture

Product Manager | eCommerce, Marketing, Internet Strategy, Business Development

Digital Marketing Product Management Marketing Analytics Entrepreneurship Ecommerce

Blake Collins, MBA, CBET, CHTM

Director of Clinical Engineering · ChristianaCare

Blake Collins is an expert in clinical engineering, leading one of the largest teams in the United States.

Clinical Engineering

Claire Davies

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical and Materials Engineering · Queen's University

My primary research goal focuses on increasing independence of people with disabilities

Biomaterials Motion Analysis Assistive Technology Increasing Independence of People with Disabilities Universal Design