Marci Lynn Drees, M.D., MS

Chief Infection Prevention Officer and Hospital Epidemiologist · ChristianaCare

Marci Drees, M.D., MS, FACP, DTMH, is highly sought after national expert on infectious disease and vaccines.

Vaccines COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Influenza (Flu) Healthcare-associated Infections Mass Vaccination

Robert Garry

Professor · Tulane University

Dr. Garry has published over 100 papers in the area of retrovirology

COVID-19 Pathology Lassa Fever Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Pathogenesis Ebola

Russell Schwartz

Professor and Department Head · Carnegie Mellon University

Russell Schwartz works in computational biology and the use of algorithms, AI, machine learning, and simulation in biomedical science.

Cancer Biology Biophysics Population Genetics Computational Genomics Machine Learning

Prasad Tetali

Professor and Department Head · Carnegie Mellon University

Prasad Tetali's research interests are in the areas of discrete math, probability and theory of computing.

Probability and Theory of Computing Isoperimetry and Functional Analysis Computational Number Theory Discrete Math Markov Chains

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

Eric Yttri

Assistant Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Eric Yttri's research goal is to establish how neural circuits lead to these action selection decisions.

Motor Coordination Cognitive Brain Function Neural Circuits Neuroscience

Paulo Verardi, Ph.D.

Department Head and Associate Professor of Virology and Vaccinology · University of Connecticut

Expert on vaccine development & virology (Smallpox, Rinderpest, Zika, coronaviruses, Rift Valley, Powassan, SFTSV, Heartland, & more)

COVID-19 Mosquito-borne Diseases Tick-borne Diseases Zika Smallpox

Caitlyn Butler

Associate Professor of Civil and Industrial Engineering · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Caitlyn Butler’s research focuses on developing energy-efficient treatment strategies for both water and wastewater treatment.

Wastewater Surveillance Microbial Fuel Cell Latrine Biofilm Systems Wastewater Treatment

Rachel O'Neill, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology and Institute for Systems Genomics · University of Connecticut

Dr. O'Neill's research projects use molecular genetic approaches to study centromere function and evolution

Cancer Susceptibility Genomics Genome Stability

Anna Moore

Director of Precision Health Program and Assistant Dean · Michigan State University

Expert in imaging and image-guided therapies in cancer and diabetes

Early Detection Cancer In Vivo Imaging Diabetes Image-Guided Therapy

Cheolho Sim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology · Baylor University

Professor Sim's research is focused predominantly on the vector biology of human pathogens.

Vector Biology Functional Genomics Disease Vectors Biology

Xiuchun (Cindy) Tian, Ph.D.

Interim Department Head and Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Tian is an expert in animal biotechnology.

Pluripotent Stem Cells Nuclear Reprogramming by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Genetic Engineering in Farm Animals Assisted Reproductive Technologies Pre-Implantation Embryo Development

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

Dr. John Schieffelin

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, Sections of Pediatric & Adult Infectious Diseases · Tulane University

His research focuses on the natural history, clinical care and immunology of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs)

COVID-19 Coronavirus Clinical Infectious Disease Infections in Transplant Recipients Virology and Immunology

Carlo Urbinati

Associate Professor of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Molecular Genetics of Gene Expression Rna Transport/Localization Structure and Function of Ribonucleoproteins

Babak Baban, PhD

Associate Dean for Research, Dental College of Georgia · Augusta University

Babak Baban, PhD, is a professor, immunologist and associate dean for research at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Oral Biology Lung Cancer

Kristin Bennett

Professor, Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science & Associate Director, Institute for Data Exploration and Application (IDEA) · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Extracts information from data using novel predictive or descriptive mathematical models

Bioinformatics Data Visualization Machine Learning Data Mining Health Informatics

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

Deepak Vashishth

Director, Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies & Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Working to redefine the role of a top tier research university

Extracellular Matrix Science and Engineering Osteocalcin Glycation Tissue Engineering Bone

Gregg Fields, Ph.D.

Executive Director · Florida Atlantic University

Gregg Fields uses chemistry to answer biological questions, many of which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases.

Extracellular Matrix Biochemistry Matrix Metalloproteinase Collagen Drug Discovery Protein Biochemistry