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

Niall Wallace

CEO · Infonaut

CEO at Infonaut Inc. - Evidence-based Hospital Infection Control

Infection Control Infectious Diseases Concept to Commercialization Hospital Hand Hygiene Compliance Disease Surveillance

Bruce Hecht

CEO and CTO · VG2PLAY

Bruce Hecht is an expert at advancing architectural and design methodologies in hardware, software, and systems.

Integrated Circuit Local Engagement Electrical Engineering Hardware Design Technology Development

Peter Adams

Vice President · VieLight

Innovation commercialization, Innovation acquisition, innovation community creation

Neurological Technology Mobile Health Technologies Healthcare Efficiency and Technology Healthcare 2.0 Life Sciences

Dr Domenico Vicinanza

Senior Lecturer in Electronics · Anglia Ruskin University

He combines expertise in music and science - and is one of the pioneers of ‘data sonification’ for scientific and artistic purposes.

Mathematical Music Theory South Synthesis Public Engagement in Science Music and Science Data Sonification

John McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director · Burloch Group Inc.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker with deep expertise in biotechnology investment.

Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Innovation Investment

Keith Gary

Director of Program Development · Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

Trained neuroscientist that moved from academia to leveraging regional life sciences assets for economic development.

Biotechnology and Economic Development Science Education and Workforce Development Neuropeptides

John Sievenpiper

Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences · Diabetes Canada

Dr. Sievenpiper focuses on using meta-analytical techniques and randomized controlled trials to investigate diet and disease relationships.

Clinical Research Clinical Trials Nutrition Diabetes Epidemiology

John Bruno, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

His research is focused on marine biodiversity, coral reef ecology and conservation, and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems.

Coral Reef Ecology Coral Reef Conservation Impacs of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems Coastal Wetland Communities Marine Biodiversity

George Telthorst

Director of the Center for the Business of Life Sciences · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Telthorst teaches three courses in the business of life sciences for business, arts and sciences, and health policy students.

Strategic Planning Informatics Life Sciences Business Executive Education

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

Mark Namchuk

Executive Director Therapeutics Translation · Harvard Medical School

Mark Namchuk works with scientists to identify and insights into clinical therapies, advancing scientific discoveries.

Clinical Trials Pharamcology Drug Discovery Drug Development Biotechnology

James "Mac" Hyman

Evelyn and John G. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Mathematics · Tulane University

James "Mac" Hyman works to build a solid mathematical foundation for difference approximations to partial differential equations

Coronavirus Epidemics Life Sciences Statistical Modeling Disease Management

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

Fumiko Hoeft

Scientific Director · University of Connecticut

Will be leading UConn's Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC), and joining the Department of Psychological Sciences.

Neuroimaging Scientific Writing Neuroscience Science Life Sciences

Bridget Ross

CEO · ChroniSense Medical

Bridget Ross is a medical devices and pharmaceutical industry expert offering strategic advice and cross-functional team leadership.

Business Strategy Commercialization General Surgery Urology Digital Health

Dr. Gunhild Waldemar

Professor of Clinical Neurology · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Waldemar is a professor and chairman of the Danish Dementia Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen.

Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Neurology Medicine Medical Education

Mohan V. Tatikonda

Professor of Operations Management · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Expert on issues of global competition, international trade, corporate strategy, manufacturing employment, & health care supply chains.

International Trade Lean Six Sigma Complex New Product and Service Development Start-Up Firms Supply Chain Management

Kellie Watson

Head of Licensing, Corporate Development · LabCorp

Kellie Watson is an expert in biotechnology, scientific communications, and assisting biotechnology companies.

Diagnostics Life Sciences Cellular Biology Molecular Biology Biology

Sasha Kabanov, Ph.D.

Mescal Swaim Ferguson Distinguished Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy · UNC at Chapel Hill

Kabanov has conducted pioneering research that has considerably influenced current ideas and approaches in drug delivery and nanomedicine.

Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Development Chemistry Science Biochemistry