Yong (Tiger) Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Yong (Tiger) Zhang is an expert in chemical biology, drug design and discovery, protein engineering, and immunotherapy.

Nanomedicine Protein Biosynthesis Immunotherapy Drug Design and Discovery Chemical Biology

Paulo Verardi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · 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

Philip Santangelo

Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Philip J. Santangelo researches optical microscopy and in vivo imaging, RNA virus pathogenesis, HIV/SIV.

Therapeutics and Vaccines RNA Regulation RNA Virus Pathogenesis Optical Microscopy and In Vivo Imaging HIV/SIV and hRSV

Shekhar Garde

Dean, School of Engineering & Elaine S. and Jack S. Parker Professor, Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Leads the largest of the five schools at Rensselaer and conducts research in statistical mechanical theory and molecular modeling

Engineering Thermodynamics Simulations of Biological Systems Molecular Theory Hydration Phenomena at Interfaces and Nanosystems

Monica Embers

Assistant Professor, Division of Bateriology and Parasitology · Tulane University

Professor Embers specializes in Lyme disease.

Cell Culture Antibiotic Resistance Lyme Disease Research Lyme Disease Antibiotics

Sam Lai, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Lai’s research focuses on nanoparticle-based delivery of bioactive molecules to mucosal tissues.

PEG (polyethylene glycol) Non-hormonal Contraception Anti-drug Antibodies Mucosal Immunology Mucus

Mimi Ito

Professor in Residence Informatics · UC Irvine

Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, focusing on children and youth's changing relationships to media.

Media and Communications Anthropology Children/Video Games Technology

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

Nicole Onetto

Deputy Director and Chief Scientific Officer · Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Dr. Onetto is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with cancer research stakeholders.

Oncology Pediatrics Clinical Research Lung Cancer Pancreatic Cancer

Robert Hawkes, MSPA, PA-C

Expert in primary care medicine · Florida Gulf Coast University

Robert Hawkes focuses on emergency and out-patient medicine.

Geriatric Assessment Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Preventative Health Emergency Medicine Primary Care Medicine

Ronald J. Falk, M.D.

Allen Brewster Distinguished Professor of Medicine · UNC at Chapel Hill

Ronald J. Falk, MD is an expert in glomerular disease, lupus, vasculitis, dialysis, ANCA-mediated vasculitis.

Kidney Disease Nephrology Autoimmune Disorders Internal Medicine

Deborah Mayer, Ph.D., R.N., A.O.C.N., F.A.A.N.

Professor, Department of Nursing · UNC-Chapel Hill

Professor Mayer's program of research focuses on the issues facing cancer survivors and improving cancer care.

Cancer Cancer Survivorship eHealth Applications Information Seeking Behavior Oncology

Rintaro Mori

Regional Adviser for Population Ageing and Sustainable Development · UNFPA

Involved in research/aid-works in Madagascar, Bangladesh and Mongolia, as well as research in health systems & women’s & children’s health

Global Health Health Policy Population Ageing Women's and Children's Health Sustainability

J. Andrew MacKay, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

J. Andrew MacKay engineers innovative protein-polymer tools and drug carriers that respond to the environment.

Ocular Drug Delivery Pharmacokinetics Elastin-like Polypeptides Protein Polymers Biomolecular Engineering

Metin Duran, PhD

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering | College of Engineering · Villanova University

Metin Duran, PhD, is an expert on using beneficial microorganisms to re-mediate pollutants and remove harmful microorganisms from water.

Water Pollution Water Treatment Wastewater Treatment Renewable Energy from Waste Water Quality

Jan D. Hirsch

Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences · UC Irvine

Jan Hirsch's research interests are focused in the areas of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research.

Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) Medication Therapy Management Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacoeconomics Drug Development

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

DeSimone’s lab uses nanotechnology to engineer new disease treatment approaches, as well as 3D printing to engineer novel medical devices.

3-D Printing Nanotechnology Innovation Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering

Anthony Santella

Associate Professor, Public Health · Hofstra University

Professor Santella is a public health educator with specialties in sexual/LGBTQ health, dental health, and HIV research.

Coronavirus Public Health HIV/AIDS Research Sexual Health LGBTQ Health

Scott Commins, MD PhD

Associate Professor of Allergy and Immunology and Peds-AIR · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Commins sees patients and maintains an active research lab, where his primary clinical interest is meat allergy.

Seasonal Allergy Hives Asthma Food allergy Allergies

David Banach

Associate Professor of Medicine Head of Infection Prevention Hospital Epidemiologist · University of Connecticut

Dr. David Banach is an expert in the field of infectious diseases and epidemiology.

Coronavirus Medicine Health Care Associated Infections Infectious Diseases Infections in Immunocompromised Patients