Shaun Nelms

Professor (Clinical), Co-Chair Educational Leadership, William & Sheila Konar Director of the Center for Urban Education Success · University of Rochester

Nelms is also vice president for community partnerships at the University of Rochester

School Systems for Underserved Communities Urban Education Success School Culture School Turnaround K-12 Education

Scott Requadt

CEO · Talaris Therapeutics

Scott Requadt has operating and investment experience in the biopharmaceutical industry including therapeutics, medtech and diagnostics.

Entrepreneurship Corporate Development Life Sciences Biotechnology Venture Capital

Richard Dees

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics · University of Rochester

Richard Dees' research and teaching interests are in public health ethics, neuroethics, and political philosophy.

Neuroethics Public Health Ethics Political Philosophy

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

Sambeeta Das

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering · University of Delaware

Prof. Das’s research spans robotics, autonomous systems, physics, organic chemistry and materials engineering.

Biomechanical Engineering Clean Energy & Environment Materials Engineering Biomechanics Fluid Mechanics

Almut Winterstein

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Almut Winterstein is an expert in drug safety and ways to improve medication use.

Medical Marijuana Healthcare Quality Drug Use in Maternal and Child Health Medical Marijuana Safety Pharmacoepidemiology

Joshua Grill

Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Nerological Disorders at UCI · UC Irvine

Joshua Grill directs a major Alzheimer's disease research institute helps lead the national strategy for AD clinical trial recruitment.

Neuroscience Clinical Trials Alzheimer’s Disease Neurodegenerative disorders Recruitment and Retention

Jessica Vapnek

Lecturer, Global Programs Advisor, and Director of the M.S.L. Program · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: vapnekjessica@uchastings.edu

Agriculture and Natural Resource Law Legislative Drafting Rule of Law

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

Hilary Black

Chief Advocacy Officer · Canopy Growth

Hilary has been serving patients for over 20 years and is committed to breaking down barriers to access medical cannabis for all.

Corporate Social Responsbility Social Justice Patient Advocacy Diversity and Inclusion Medical Cannabis

AJ Reisinger

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

AJ Reisinger’s research focuses on how human activities affect levels of nutrients and impair the quality of soil and water.

Urban Ecology Pollution Pharmaceuticals Wetlands and Aquatic Ecosystems Soil, Water, and Aquifer Remediation

Robert Abramovitch

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Robert Abramovitch is an assistant professor at Michigan State University.

Research Plant Pathology Microbiology Tuberculosis Antibiotic Resistance

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

Robert Bird

Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics · University of Connecticut

Robert Bird is an expert in corporate compliance, employment law, legal strategy, business ethics, and corporate governance.

Corporate Governance Employment Law Business Law Corporate Compliance Business Ethics

Richard Zitrin

Lecturer · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: zitrinr@uchastings.edu / 415-581-8802 / Office 212-198

Legal Ethics Trial Practice Alternate Dispute Resolution

Cindy Laverty

Cindy Laverty Coaching & Training, Founder Lionhearted Woman Training · Cindy Laverty Coaching & Traning

Helping Women live Courageously, Maintain Balance and Design a Life Worth Talking About!

Writing Motivational Speaker Author Caregiver Expert Radio

Rebecca Puhl, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Clinical psychology expert, specializing in the study of bullying and weight stigmatization

Weight Discrimination Weight Stigma Weight-based bullying

Abraham Cable

Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: cablea@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4853 / Office 367-200

Business Law Mergers & Acquisitions Legal Ethics Corporate Finance Corporate Governance

Judith Smetana

Professor of Psychology · University of Rochester

Smetana is an expert on adolescent-parent relationships, moral reasoning, and development in cultural contexts.

Teens and Self-Esteem Cultural Contexts Children's Moral and Social Reasoning Adolescent-Parent Relationships Parenting Beliefs

Joleah Lamb

Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology · UC Irvine

Joleah Lamb's research focuses on natural buffers for mitigating infectious diseases that threaten coral reefs in coastal regions.

Coral Reefs Ecosystems Conservation Biology Ocean Health Ocean Pollution Disease Ecology