Dr. Alan Barbour

Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases · UC Irvine

For more than 30 years Alan Barbour has been studying infectious diseases, and is a world-leading expert on Lyme disease.

Evolutionary Biology Microbiology Infectious Disease Medicine Molecular Genetics

Edward Braun

Professor · University of Florida

Edward Braun is broadly interested in the evolution of genomes and organisms.

Genomics (Vertebrates, Especially Birds and Reptiles) Genomics Evolutionary Biology Evolutionary genetics Vertebrates

James Walter

Emeritus Professor of Bioethics · Loyola Marymount University

James J. Walter is the Austin & Ann O'Malley Professor of Bioethics and chair of the Bioethics Institute of Loyola Marymount University.

Lorenza Beati

Curator of the U.S. National Tick Collection, Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University

Lorenza Beati's research focuses on the study of the taxonomy, evolutionary relationships, and population genetics of arthropods.

Hard-Ticks Ecology of the Swiss Alps Systematic Biology Arthropod Diversity Population Genetics of Arthropods

Antonis Rokas

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences · Vanderbilt University

Expert on patterns of evolution, with a focus on the earliest forms of life.

Tree of Life Mosquito Functional Genomics Evolution of Fungal Metabolism Molecular Evolution Evolutionary Development

Amy Byer Shainman

Palm Beach County Outreach Coordinator · FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Knowledge is Power...and it may just save your life or the life of someone you love.

Cancer Risk Education Genetic Testing Angelina Jolie and Brca

Jaime King

Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Bion M. Gregory Chair in Business Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: kingja@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8834 / Office 394-200

Health Law and Policy The U.S. Healthcare System Genetics and the Law Healthcare Antitrust Health Policy & Reform

Dawn Wesson

Associate Professor · Tulane University

Professor Wesson is a national expert in vector-borne diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Zika Virus Chagas Disease Mosquito-Borne Viruses West Nile Virus Medical Entomology

M.A. Venkataramanan

Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Venkataramanan's research focuses on technology management and decision support systems.

Technology Management Decision Support Systems Supply Chain Management Computer Simulation Enterprise Resource Planning

Camelia Kuhnen

Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School · UNC-Chapel Hill

Camelia Kuhnen is an expert in neuroeconomics, behavioral finance and corporate finance.

Finance Neuroeconomics Financial Economics Corporate Finance Behavioral Finance

Joseph Muenzer, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Muenzer's research has focused on the development of gene therapy as a treatment for neurological disease in the mucopolysaccharidoses

Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Hunter Syndrome Organic Acidurias Urea Cycle Disorders

Jeremy Prokop

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development · Michigan State University

The Prokop lab focuses on integrative biosciences for understanding genes and genetic variants.

Pediatrics and Human Development Integrative Biosciences Genes and Genetic Variants

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

Tomeka Robinson

Professor of Rhetoric & Public Advocacy · Hofstra University

Dr. Robinson is an expert on effective public debate as well as health communication. She directs Hofstra's award-winning forensics team.

Public/Social Advocacy Rhetoric Health Communications Argumentation and Debate Intercultural Communication

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

Harry Klee

Professor · University of Florida

Harry Klee’s research interests center around the biochemistry and genetics that underlie flavor in tomato and other fruits.

Genetically Modified Crops Tomato Breeding

Jackie Blissett

Professor of Psychology · Aston University

Jackie has a particular interest in children’s fussy eating including poor fruit and vegetable acceptance, emotional eating, and obesity.

Feeding and Eating Behaviour Psychology Childhood Eating Behaviour Fussy Eating Developmental Psychology

M. Brent Donnellan

Chair, Department of Psychology · Michigan State University

An expert in personality traits, personality assessment, personality development, and research practices in the psychological sciences.

Relationships Personality Disorders Personalities Temperament

Jean Polfus

Postdoctoral Fellow · University of Manitoba

Liber Ero Postdoctoral Fellow working on caribou conservation in the NWT using non-invasive methods, traditional knowledge & sciart.

Ecology Ecology - Animal Movement and Space Use Conservation Biology Conservation Genetics Environmental Science

Gary Firestein

Director, Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute · UC San Diego

Dr. Gary Firestein's research interests focuses on the pathogenesis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Biomarkers Metalloproteinase and Cytokine Gene Regulation Epigenetics Rheumatic Diseases Rheumatoid Arthritis