Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein

President & CEO · MaRS Innovation

Turning academic ideas into commercial realities

Corporate & Business Strategy Early-Stage Investing Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology Transfer Commercialization of Innovation

Wujie Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor · Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Wujie Zhang is an expert in biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cell-based medicine, micro/nanotechnology, and drug delivery.

Biomaterials Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering Micro/Nano-technology Drug Delivery Stem Cell Research

Angela Tsounis

Author · Different from the Other Kids

Furthering the conversation surrounding children's mental health.

Mental Health Public Speaking

Christian Rossetti

Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University

Christian Rossetti’s research focuses on strategic sourcing, aligning goals in buyer-supplier relationships, and supply chain structure

Supply Market Research Logistics Management Logistics and Intermodal Transportation Supply Chain Logistics Operations Planning and Control

Haoran Chris Chu

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Haoran Chris Chu researches health and risk/science communication, including AI influence on interventions and communication strategies.

Politicization of Science and Health Issues Artifical Intelligence Risk Communication Health Communication Public Perception of Science

Nilesh Gharge

Business Head · Keystone Center for Sleep Disorders

Business Head at Keystone Center for Sleep Disorders

Pharmaceutical Industry Marketing Branding

Ramani Varanasi

President and CEO · X-Biotix Therapeutics

Ramani Varanasi is a biopharmaceutical expert with experience structuring, negotiating and executing successful strategic alliances.

Clinical Trials Molecular Biology Oncology Pharmaceutical Industry Biotechnology

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

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

Gregg Murray, PhD

Professor of Political Science · Augusta University

Murray's research focuses on political behavior and psychology with specific interests in voter mobilization.

Government Responses to COVID-19 Public Policy Research Methods Political Behavior Voting

Nancy D. Campbell

Professor and Graduate Program Director, Science and Technology Studies (STS) · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focuses on the history of science, technology, and medicine as it relates to drug policy and the social significance of drugs

Opioid Crisis Harm Reduction Opioid Overdose History of Science & Medicine Gender & Addiction

John Brownstein

Chief Innovation Officer · Boston Children's Hospital

John Brownstein's research is focused on predicting patterns of epidemics and pandemics, and the efficacy of disease control strategies.

Population Health Informatics Molecular Biology Program Management Epidemiology Public Health

Victor V. Claar, Ph.D.

Expert in economics and ethics · Florida Gulf Coast University

Victor Claar is a serious economist who thinks about the individual human beings behind market transactions.

Financial Literacy Tariffs Free Enterprise Business Cycles Inflation

Liang Mao

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Liang Mao's research aims to offer better understandings on the human-disease system with geospatial science approaches and technologies.

Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation Geospatial Network Analysis Spatial Accessibility and Disparities

John McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director · Burloch Group Inc.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker with deep expertise in biotechnology investment.

Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Innovation Investment

Steve Demas

Director, Clinical Operations Study Leadership · Biogen

Steve Demas is an expert in the pharmaceutical industry specializing in clinical trials, pharmaceutics, oncology and clinical monitoring.

Therapeutic Areas Oncology Pharmaceutical Industry Clinical Operations Clincal Development

Rick Pierce

CEO and Co-founder · SanaRx Biotherapeutics

Rick Pierce is a senior level executive and advisor, with expertise in attracting capital, forging transformative strategic alliances .

Strategic Planning Medical Devices Technology Transfer Lifesciences Pharmaceutical Industry

Paul Meade

President · Thought Leader Select

Innovative leader in healthcare, promoting thought leadership in medicine

Key Opinion Leaders Thought Leadership Public Health Medicine Sunshine Act (Ppsa)

Phil Tinmouth

Vice President & Head, Business Development & Alliance Management · Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Phil Tinmouth manages highly valuable and strategic collaborations in the biotechnology industry.

Commercialization Pharmaceutical Industry Business Development Strategy Biotechnology

Robert Kemp

VP of Market Access and HEOR · Breath Therapeutics

Robert Kemp is an expert at developing value strategies using clinical and economic information.

Health Plans Health Informatics Medical Device Outcomes Research Strategic Leadership