Curt Breneman

Dean, School of Science & Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology · 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

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

E. Virginia Merriam

Professor Emeritus of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

The Cytogenetics of Tetrahymena

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

Dr. Thomas Barber

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Endocrinologist, Warwick Medical School · University of Warwick

Thomas Barber researches the impact of human metabolism on development of obesity, and prevention and management of obesity and diabetes.

Obesity Management Human Metabolism Metabolism Endocrinology Obesity

Renee Miller

Associate Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Instructional Track · University of Rochester

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

Fantasy Sports and decision making Neuroscience Cognitive Bias Neurobiology

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

Yutao Liu

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

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

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

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

Eric Kmiec, Ph.D

Director of 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

Dennis Cheek

Abell-Hanger Professor of Gerontological Nursing · Texas Christian University

Professor Cheek focuses on cellular and biological sciences, and pharmacology

Pharmacology Genome Science Genome Cardiovascular Disease

Justin O'Grady

Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology · 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

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

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

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