Linda Honold, Ph.D.

Public Trustee · Fielding Graduate University

Dr. Honold has over 25 years experience developing systems, networks, and organizations for higher impact

Nonprofit Leadership Politics Corporate Development System Development Organizational Change

Dr. Sima Salahshor

Adjunct Professor · University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

Health Innovation Advisory and Program Design & Management

Oncology and Cancer Research Psychedelic Medicine Medical Genetics Business Development & Partnerships Program Implementation

Kate Detwiler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology · Florida Atlantic University

Kate Detwiler's research focus is on the evolution and conservation of African forest monkeys.

Anthropology Conservation of African Monkeys Molecular Primatology Primate Hybridization Primate Speciation

Faisal Shaikh, Ph.D.

Professor, Program Director · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Faisal Shaikh's areas of expertise include chemical engineering, biotechnology and microfluidics (lab on a chip).

Reaction Engineering Materials Science Biomolecular Engineering Chemical Engineering Characterization

Brett Sansbury, Ph.D

Principal Investigator and Leader of the Discovery Research Group · ChristianaCare

Brett Sansbury, Ph.D., is a Principal Investigator and Leader of the Discovery Research Group at the Gene Editing Institute.

Gene Editing Molecular Genetics CRISPR-Cas Systems Human Gene Editing DNA Damage Repair

Robert Leonard

Director, Forensic Linguistics Program · Hofstra University

Robert Leonard is best known for his work in forensic linguistics, the application of linguistic theory to the analysis of language evidence

1960s rock n roll Linguistics and Threat Assessment Language and the Law Forensic Linguistics Woodstock music festival

Frank M. LaFerla

Chancellor’s Professor and Dean · UC Irvine

Frank M. LaFerla,Ph.D.,is the dean of the UCI School of Biological Sciences.His research focuses on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Learning and Memory Alzheimer's Disease Molecular Biology Neurodegenerative disorders

Connie Mulligan

Professor · University of Florida

Connie Mulligan is interested in understanding patterns of human genetic variation with implications for human health and evolution.

Syrian Refugees Impact of Stress Complex Phenotypes Influence of Genetics on Response to Trauma and Stress Epigenetic Analysis

Jacob Elmer, PhD

Dicciani Endowed Professor of Chemical Engineering | College of Engineering · Villanova University

Jacob Elmer, PhD, is an expert in genetic engineering, GMOs, and gene therapy

CAR-T Cell Therapy CRISPR-Cas9 Hemoglobin Immunotherapy GMOs

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

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

Barry Elkind

Manager, Technology & Venture Development (Head, Molecular Diagnostics) · MaRS Innovation

Commercializing life science technologies in the areas of molecular diagnostics, medical devices and therapeutics

Molecular Cell Biology Molecular Diagnostics Life Sciences Commercialization Project and Program Management

Eric Kmiec, Ph.D

Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, The Gene Editing Institute · ChristianaCare

Dr. Kmiec, a pioneer in the field, has achieved several ground-breaking firsts in CRISPR gene editing.

Gene Editing Biomedical Research Molecular Medicine

Eva Buckner

Assistant Professor/State Extension Specialist · University of Florida

Eva Buckner researches mosquitoes and mosquito control efforts.

Mosquito Control Programs Mosquito-Borne Viruses Human Health Mosquitos Pesticides

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.

Nanostructured Conducting Polymers Chemical and Biological Sensors Surface Chemistry Electrochemistry Biosensors

Hadis Morkoç, Ph.D.

Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Chair, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Morkoç researches nitride semiconductor heterostructures and devices

Group III-V Semiconductors Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) Nitride Semiconductor Heterostructures

Stephen S. Fong, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Bioengineer who modifies micro-organisms to produce chemicals (e.g. from beer to fuel).

Systems Biology Synthetic Biology Evolutionary Biology Metabolic Engineering Molecular engineering

Imogen Coe

Dean, Faculty of Science · Ryerson University

Dr Imogen R. Coe is a scientist who is internationally recognized for her advocacy in promoting equity & diversity in science in Canada

Science Education Women in STEM Membrane Protein Cell Biology Membrane Protein Cell Biochemistry Clinical Research

Michael Thomashow

University Distinguished Professor · Michigan State University

Is an expert on the regulation of abiotic & biotic stress tolerance pathways in plants with an emphasis on plant freezing tolerance

Biochemistry Soil and Microbial Sciences Plant Biology Molecular Biology Plants

Janine D. Liburd, PhD CAPM

Research and Commercialization Manager · VieLight

Dr. Liburd supports clinical and preclinical studies with proven success leading projects and establishing key collaborations.

Alzheimer's Disease Global Health Medical Devices Diagnostics Commercialization