Felicia Wu

John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in food safety, social network analysis, global health, risk assessment, economic models, environmental health risks, public health

Social Network Models of Food Trade Immunotoxicology Social Network Modeling Public Health Environmental Health

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

Brian LaPointe, Ph.D.

Research Professor at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute · Florida Atlantic University

Brian Lapointe’s research interests include algal physiology and biochemistry, marine bioinvasions and marine conservation.

Marine Bioinvasions Coral Reef Ecology Algal Physiology Biochemistry Seagrass Ecology

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics · University of Connecticut

Sandra K. Weller, Ph.D., is an expert in the herpes simplex virus.

Herpes Simplex Virus Molecular Biology Biophysics Biochemistry

Michelle Lum

Associate Professor of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Microbiology Plant Biology Biology Plant Research Molecular Biology

Bo Norby

Associate Professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences · Michigan State University

Bo Norby is an expert in quantitative epidemiology and the control of infectious diseases in food producing animals at the population level.

Bovine Leukemia Virus Zoonotic Diseases Epidemiology Infectious Diseases Antimicrobial Resistance

Jennifer Zettler

Professor · Georgia Southern University

Dr. Zettler investigates the ecological effects of red imported fire ants on native invertebrates and plants

Invasive Species Entomology Zoology Ecology

Allison McDonald

Associate Professor of Biology · Wilfrid Laurier University

Expert in plant and animal physiology with a focus on how organisms make energy. Advocate for women and persons with disabilities in STEM.

Plant and Animal Physiology and Biochemistry Bioenergetics (Mitochondria and Chloroplasts) Human Mitochondrial Diseases and Disorders Women in STEM Origin of Life and Endosymbiosis

Christopher J. Pappas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Laboratory Safety, Biology · Manhattanville College

An expert in Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme disease.

Lab Safety / OSHA Regulations Lyme Disease Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases Leptospirosis

Daniel Brewer

Senior Lecturer · University of East Anglia

His research is exploring how to draw on data science & machine learning for detecting cancer & improve the lives of those with cancer.

Detecting Cancer Cancer Genetics Cancer Cancer Bioinformatics Prostate Cancer

Richard Oberhelman, MD

Chair of the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences and adjunct professor of pediatrics. · Tulane University

Dr. Oberhelman is an expert in impact, prevention and control of enteric infections/diarrheal diseases in children and COVID-19.

Coronavirus Impact prevention and control of enteric infections/diarrheal diseases in children International research training Impact, prevention and control of tuberculosis in children COVID-19

Shayla Sawyer

Associate Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focused on engineering processes and potential applications of hybrid inorganic/organic materials for optoelectronic devices and sensors

Hybrid Nanomaterials Nano-Bio Optoelectronics Sensor Development Ultraviolet Photodetectors

Lynn Lewis

Professor, Biology · University of Mary Washington

Lynn Lewis is a professor of biology at the University of Mary Washington.

Biology Microbiology Virology University Teaching Academic Advising

Jennifer Hurley

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences · 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

Dr Sarah Pitt

Principal Lecturer in Microbiology · University of Brighton

Sarah is a member of the Institute of Biomedical Science’s Virology Specialist Advisory Panel and its Chief Examiner.

COVID-19 Microbiology Viruses Infection Control Anti-microbial Resistance

M. Eric Benbow

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Insect - Microbe interactions in aquatic ecology, forensics, and human health.

Forensic Sciences Infectious Disease Ecology Aquatic Entomology Aquatic Ecology Microbial Ecology

Elliot Ryser

Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition · Michigan State University

An internationally recognized authority on Listeria and other disease-causing bacteria in food, focusing on microbial food safety

Dairy Products Meat and Poultry Including Deli Meat Microbial Food Safety E. Coli Listeria

Dr. Alan Barbour

Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases · UC Irvine

For more than 30 years Alan Barbour has been studying infectious diseases, and is a world-leading expert on Lyme disease.

Evolutionary Biology Microbiology Infectious Disease Medicine Molecular Genetics

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