George Kuchel, M.D., F.R.C.P.

Professor of Medicine, Travelers Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology · University of Connecticut

Improving health and independence in older adults through multidisciplinary team science

Mobility and Frailty Voiding Issues and Urinary Incontinence Geroscience Geriatric Medicine Aging

John Lednicky

Research Professor · University of Florida

John Lednicky focuses on microbiology and molecular biology, various bacteria, fungi and viruses, including influenza and coronaviruses.

Airborne Transmission Zoonotic Diseases West Nile Virus Infectious Disease Airborne Disease

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

Dr Ellen Brooks-Pollock

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health · University of Bristol

Investigating the transmission and control of infectious diseases

Infectious Diseases Reproduction Number Infectious Disease Modelling Social Contact Networks Mathematical Modelling

Curt Breneman

Dean of the School of Science; Professor; Director, Rensselaer Exploratory Center for Cheminformatics Research (RECCR) · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Specializes in the development of new molecular property descriptors and machine learning methods for physical and biochemical problems

Science Machine Learning Methods Chemical Biology Physical Organic and Computational Chemistry Chemistry

Charles Yarish, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Yarish is an expert in marine macroalgae, coastal management and commercial uses for seaweed for food, cosmetics and biofuels.

Marine Phycology Commercial uses of seaweed Marine Algae “Captain Seaweed” Aquaculture

E. Virginia Merriam

Professor Emeritus of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

The Cytogenetics of Tetrahymena

Renee Miller

Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Instructional Track; Director, Undergraduate Neuroscience Program · University of Rochester

Miller examines sex differences in brains and behaviors. She is author of "Cognitive Bias in Fantasy Sports."

Fantasy Football Fantasy Sports and decision making Neuroscience Cognitive Bias Neurobiology

Yutao Liu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor · Augusta University

Dr. Liu is a human molecular geneticist in glaucoma and keratoconus.

DNA Copy Number Analysis Animal Modeling Functional Genomics Human Molecular Genetics Next Generation Sequencing

Edie Dullaghan

Head, Target Validation · Centre for Drug Research and Development

Striving for excellence through mentoring people and by fostering creative/critical thinking,

Drug Development Infectious Disease Biology Molecular Genetics of Gene Expression Immunohistochemistry Antibiotic development

Josette-Renée Landry

Vice-President, Business Development / Vice-présidente, développement des affaires · Mitacs

Scientist with expertise in research, innovation, partnerships and entrepreneurship/ recherche, innovation, partenariats et entrepreneuriat

Genetics Innovation Genomics Partnerships Entrepreneurship

Elaine Dewar

Freelance Journalist · Dewar Productions Inc.

Elaine Dewar aspires to be a happy warrior for the public good.

Journalism Public Speaking Storytelling Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship

Justin O'Grady

Honorary Professor · University of East Anglia

His research is into the rapid detection of infections, particularly respiratory infections such as Tuberculosis and Pneumonia.

Detection of Pneumonia Respiratory Infections Microbiology Medical Microbiology Detection of Tuberculosis

Catriona Jamieson

Professor of Medicine · UC San Diego

Dr. Catriona Jamieson is a board-certified hematologist with broad clinical expertise in caring for patients with hematologic malignancies.

Bone Marrow Transplantation Bone Marrow Polycythemia Vera Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Myelofibrosis and Essential Thrombocythemia

Christopher J. Pappas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Laboratory Safety, Biology · Manhattanville College

An expert in Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme disease.

Lab Safety / OSHA Regulations Lyme Disease Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases Leptospirosis

Bjoern Hamberger

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry · Michigan State University

Hamberger's research focuses on the discovery of plant pathways for bioactive diterpenoids found in medicinal plant species.

Synthetic Biology Plant Specialized Metabolites Terpenes

Dr. Randy McIntosh

Vice-President of Research ; Director, Rotman Research Institute · Baycrest

A world-renowned expert in the use of neuro-imaging methods (fMRI, PET, EEG and MEG) and computational modeling.

Neuroscience Computational Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Brain Imaging Brain Modeling

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

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

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