Reza Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Mohammadi researches Materials Science and Engineering, Surface Engineering, Wetting Phenomena, Metal Forming, Materials Chemistry

Ultra-incompressible superhard materials Superhydrophobic materials Thin film deposition and characterization Tearing energy of sheet metals Metal forming and shaping

Andrew Palmer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences · Florida Tech

Dr. Palmer's research interests include eavesdropping on bacterial 'conversations', Martian farming, and cell wall fragment-based signaling.

Astrobiology Ocean Engineering Biomedical Molecular Biology Biochemistry

Deborah Kurrasch

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Genetics · University of Calgary

Kurrasch’s research is focused on genetic programs that govern hypothalamic development using both mice and zebrafish as model organisms.

Molecular Biology Developmental Biology Pharmacology Neuroscience Genetics

Jennifer Puetzer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S. Biomedical Engineering, NC State | Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Puetzer focuses on musculoskeletal tissue engineering for meniscus, tendon, and ligament replacement and repair.

Extracellular matrix biology Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Collagen Fiber Development Biomechanics Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology

René Olivares-Navarrete, D.D.S, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | D.D.S, National Autonomous University of Mexico | Ph.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico · VCU DEPT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Olivares-Navarrete’s research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine approaches for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic needs.

Tissue Engineering Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomaterials for Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Tissues Immunomodulation and Immunoengineering Wnt Signaling in Morphogenesis Healing and Regeneration

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

Bryan Roth, Ph.D., M.D.

Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Roth and his colleagues are engaged in drug discovery and synthetic biology research

Immunohistochemistry In Vitro Pharmacology Molecular Biology Cell Culture

Colin Brenan

CEO and Founder · 1CellBiO Inc.

Colin Brenan is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in research, project management, and financing of early-stage life science companies.

Business Development Commercialization of Life Science Technologies Product Development Lifesciences Start-Ups