Shannon Wallet

Professor/Chair · University of Florida

Shannon Wallet focuses on mechanisms associated with altered innate immune functions which lead to dysregulated adaptive immunity.

Burn and Inhalation Injury Mechanisms Associated with Altered Immune Functions Oral Biology Periodontal diseases Pulmonary Mucosal Immunology

Peter Reinhart

Founding Director, Institute for Applied Life Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Peter Reinhart is founding director of the Institute for Applied LIfe Sciences which turns research into innovative products and services

Applied LIfe Sciences Biotechnology Drug Discovery Programs Drug Development Orphan Disease

Jim Wellehan

Professor · University of Florida

Jim Wellehan's research focuses on comparative infectious disease, pathogen evolution, molecular diagnostics and pathogen discovery.

Mycology Virology Wildlife Medicine Infectious Disease Bacteriology

Katherine Gettys

Wellness Educator and Health Coach · NSA

Physician and experienced speaker passionate about nutrition, health and happiness

Nutrition Disease Prevention Well-Being

Bo Norby

Associate Professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences · Michigan State University

Bo Norby is an expert in quantitative epidemiology and the control of infectious diseases in food producing animals at the population level.

Bovine Leukemia Virus Zoonotic Diseases Epidemiology Infectious Diseases Antimicrobial Resistance

Cliff Broman

Professor of Sociology · Michigan State University

An expert in substance abuse, drinking among youth, mental health and stress, race and ethnicity, and family studies.

Mental Health Racial Inequality Health & Disease Families Race Culture and Ethnicity

Patrick Kerns, M.D.

Neurologist · ChristianaCare

Dr. Patrick Kerns is a neurologist at ChristianaCare.

Dystonia Parkinson's Disease Neurology Movement Disorders

Wagner Duarte

Associate Professor/Director · University of Florida

Wagner Duarte researches bone regeneration, dental implants, periodontics, traumatic soft tissue injuries, and wound healing.

Periodontitis Periodontal diseases Bone Grafting Dentistry Dental Implants

Ian Driscoll

Director · University of Florida

Dr. Ian Driscoll specializes in the surgical and critical care of burns, traumatic injuries, and complex wounds.

Resuscitation Aeromedical Evacuation Sepsis Desquamative Diseases Skin Grafting

Dennis Wykoff, PhD

Professor and Chairperson of Biology and Dennis M. Cook Endowed Gregor Mendel Chair in Genetics · Villanova University

Dennis Wykoff, PhD, has expertise in genetics, genomics, genetic diseases and infectious diseases.

Evolution Genetics Genomics Genetic diseases Infectious Diseases

Juan Claudio Nino

Professor · University of Florida

Juan Claudio Nino focuses on the development & engineering of advanced functional materials for sustainable energy & applied AI methods.

Ceramic Processing Materials Under Extreme Environments Synthetic Brains Energy Storage Neuromorphic Hardware

Jay Rappaport

Director · Tulane University

Rappaport is an expert in HIV/AIDS and nonhuman primate models of diseases in biomedical research.

COVID-19 Hiv/Aids Neuroscience Coronavirus

Jeanette Andrade

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Jeanette Andrade has a long-term goal to create nutrition education tools to improve renal outcomes and delay the initiation of dialysis.

Evaluation Chronic Kidney Disease Chronic Disease Nutrition Education

Randy Nelson

Professor and Chair | Department of Neuroscience · The Ohio State University

Expert in biological rhythms, sleep, neuroinflammation and behavioral endocrinology.

Behavioral endocrinology Neuroinflammation Sleep Biological rhythms Nighttime light exposure

April Callahan, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian · ChristianaCare

April Callahan is a licensed registered dietitian at ChristianaCare.

Food and Nutrition

Rick Relyea

Director, Darrin Fresh Water Institute; Director, Jefferson Project; & David M. Darrin ’40 Senior Endowed Chair · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Researches community ecology, ecotoxicology, phenotypic plasticity, forest inputs to wetlands, disease ecology, and invasive species

Aquatic Ecosystems‎ Animal Disease Ecology Animal Behavior Evolution Ecology

Alisa Dodds

Senior Lecturer in Health and Human Sciences · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Nutrition Counseling Intuitive Eating Nutrition Science Health at Every Size Recovery from Chronic Dieting

Thomas Read

Professor/Chief · University of Florida

Dr. Thomas Read serves as UF Rectal Cancer program chair, accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC).

Re-Operative Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery Anal Cancer Colon Polyps Cancer of the Small Intestine Crohn's

Jennifer Jordan, Ph.D., M.S., FSCMR

Assistant Professor and ABET Coordinator, Department of Biomedical Engineering · B.S., NC State - Biomedical Engineering | Ph.D., VT-WFU School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences - Biomedical Engineering | M.S., Wake Forest - Clinical and Population Translational Sciences

Dr. Jordan's research involves translational cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in cardio-oncology, sarcoidosis, and heart failure.

Heart Failure Image Processing Medical Imaging Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Cardio-Oncology

Angela Crawley

Scientist, Chronic Disease Program · Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Chronic Disease Program

Angela Crawley's lab studies the immunopathogenesis of HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) infection.

Biomedical Research Immunology Chronic Disease T-cell biology Hepatitis C Virus Infection (Hcv)