Mark C. Urban, Ph.D.

Professor, Arden Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Urban is an expert on climate change impacts on biodiversity and evolutionary ecology of vernal pools, lakes, and streams

Predictive Modeling Eco-Evolution Climate Change Extinction Risk Biodiversity

Paul Langridge, PhD

Assistant Professor · Augusta University

An acclaimed scientist specializing in morphogenesis, CRISPR, synthetic biology, signal transduction, and cell and molecular biology.

Molecular Mechanisms of Notch Activation‎ Signal Transduction Endocytosis Synthetic Biology Cellular Biology

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

Preetam Ghosh, Ph.D.

Interim Chair, Department of Computer Science · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Ghosh researches systems biology, specifically stochastic modeling and discrete event simulation

Systems Biology Stochastic modeling and discrete event simulation Reverse engineering analysis and visualization of gene regulatory networks (GRNs) Static/Dynamic modeling and control of network robustness Graph theoretic analysis of protein interaction networks to identify functionally significant modules

Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Robert J. Mattauch Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science · VCU College of Engineering

Data scientist specializing in high-throughput structural bioinformatics of proteins & small RNAs.

Structural Bioinformatics Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Protein-ligand(drug) interactions Computer-aided molecular modeling Big Data Analysis

Jay Goldman

Vice President, Innovation and Emerging Channels · Klick Health

Klick Health's VP spearheads improvements and innovations in user experience that are designed to expand the human side of technology

Digital Strategy and Insights Mobile and Mhealth Social and Online Media New Models of Web Application Development Intranets and Internal Collaboration

Stephen Mayfield

Director, California Center for Algae Biotechnology Co-director, Food & Fuel for the 21st Century Professor · UC San Diego

Stephen Mayfield's research analyses the structures and proteins in algae.

Pharmaceuticals Biofuel Algae Molecular Genetics Protein Biochemistry

Ravindra Kolhe, PhD

Director, Georgia Esoteric & Molecular Laboratory at Augusta University · Augusta University

Ravindra Kolhe is a Molecular and Genetic Pathologist, involved in identifying and validating cutting-edge platforms for diagnostic medicine

Pathology Informatics Genetic Pathology Molecular Pathology Surgical Pathology

Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.

Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC at Chapel Hill

Barbara Fredrickson is a professor, author, and award-winning researcher who studies emotions, well-being and positive psychology.

Psychology Social Psychology Positivity Career Counseling Leadership Development

Vera Gorbunova

Doris Johns Cherry Professor Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Rochester Aging Research Center · University of Rochester

Gorbunova's innovative research on DNA repair and the aging process has been internationally recognized

Biology of Aging DNA Repair Cancer Resistance

Ethan Bier

Professor · UC San Diego

Ethan Bier's research uses fruit flies and other animals to better understand human diseases.

Protein Biosynthesis Developmental Patterning Cellular Biosciences Active Genetics Human Disease Mechanisms

Natalia Rivera-Torres, Ph.D

Research Scientist · ChristianaCare

Natalia Rivera-Torres is a research scientist who is credited with elucidating the mechanism of homology directed repair in human cells.

Homology Directed Repair in Human Cells EXcision And Corrective Therapy (ExACT) Single-Strand Template Repair (SSTR) Predicting Gene Editing Outcomes Gene Repair

Charlie Messina

Professor · University of Florida

Charlie Messina has expertise about crop modeling and plant breeding.

Climate Change Artificial Intelligence Symbolic Artificial Intelligence Plant Breeding Maize

V. Peter Harder

Senior Policy Advisor · Dentons Canada LLP

Highly engaging speaker with over 30 years at the centre of Canadian law, government decision-making, foreign affairs & international trade.

International Trade Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs Public Policy International Natural Resources and Infrastructure Cleantech

Shankar Subramaniam

Chair and Professor of Bioengineering, Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry and Nanotechnology · UC San Diego

Research in the Subramaniam laboratory spans several areas of bioinformatics, systems biology and medicine.

Neurology Systems Medicine Bioengineering Gene Expression and Regulation Genetics and Genomics

Piyush Jain

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Piyush Jain researches the molecular basis of DNA and ways to improve technologies such as CRISPR and Cas.

CRISPR/Cas systems Nanomaterials Nucleic Acids Gene Editing Bioengineering

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

Bryan Roth, Ph.D., M.D.

Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Roth and his colleagues are engaged in drug discovery and synthetic biology research

Immunohistochemistry In Vitro Pharmacology Molecular Biology Cell Culture

Jennifer Hurley

Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Chair · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Investigating fundamental mechanisms underlying the circadian clock and health implications of a disrupted clock.

Ecology Protein Structure / Function Relationships Macrophages Circadian Rhythms Neurospora

Jennifer Gardy

Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics | Science Television Host · University of British Columbia | BC Centre for Disease Control | CBC Television

Sequencing DNA to track infectious diseases, and occasionally appearing on your favourite science TV shows

Genomics Bioinformatics Public Health Tuberculosis Science Communication