Stacey Ivanchuk

Director, Intellectual Property · MaRS Innovation

Experienced and strategy-minded director with extensive experience managing commercially driven programs

Intellectual Property Strategy Access to Essential Medicines Biotechnology Patent Protection Early Stage Commercialization

Stephen Crocker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Director of Neuroscience Graduate Program · University of Connecticut

Prof. Stephen Crocker is an expert on how the immune and nervous systems interact and how this balance is disrupted.

Nervous System Neuroscience Immune System

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

James Dahlman

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

James Dahlman uses molecular biology to rationally design the genetic drugs he delivers.

Vascular and Immunoengineering DNA Barcoded Nanoparticles Drug Delivery CRISPR Gene Editing

Jacob Elmer, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering | College of Engineering · Villanova University

Jacob Elmer, PhD, is an expert in genetic engineering, GMOs, and gene therapy

CRISPR-Cas9 Hemoglobin Immunotherapy GMOs Genetic Engineering

Eric Kmiec, Ph.D

Director of The Gene Editing Institute · ChristianaCare

Dr. Kmiec, a pioneer in the field, has achieved several ground-breaking firsts in CRISPR gene editing.

Gene Editing Biomedical Research Molecular Medicine

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

Jack Lipton

Chair and Professor of Translational Neuroscience · Michigan State University

Jack Lipton is an expert in the areas of neural transplantation therapies, and experimental therapeutics for Parkinson’s Disease.

Stereotaxic Surgery Western Blot Pharmacokinetic Studies of Investigational Drugs Gene Therapy Neural Transplantation Therapies

Joseph Muenzer, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pediatrics · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Muenzer's research has focused on the development of gene therapy as a treatment for neurological disease in the mucopolysaccharidoses

Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) Hunter Syndrome Organic Acidurias Urea Cycle Disorders

Richard Boucher, M.D.

Kenan Professor of Medicine & Director, Marsico Lung Institute · UNC at Chapel Hill

Richard C. Boucher, MD is an expert in cystic fibrosis, asthma, airway diseases.

Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Diseases Gene Therapy Respiratory Mucosa

Donald Budenz, M.D., M.P.H.

Chairman of Ophthalmology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Donald L. Budenz, M.D., M.P.H., is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and Chairman of Ophthalmology at UNC-CH

Medical practice management Epidemiology and international health in eye disease Eye Surgery Glaucoma Gene Therapy for Glaucoma

Shan-Lu Liu

Professor I Department of Veterinary Biosciences · The Ohio State University

Professor Liu studies virus-host interactions, in particular how RNA viruses enter host cells and cause pathogenesis in humans and animals.

Viral Infections HIV Ebola Lung Cancer Cancer Biology

Eric Simanek

Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry · Texas Christian University

Dr. Simanek’s interests include whiskey, science education and basic scientific research aimed at the design of new medicines.

Expert Witness Higher Education Administration Organic and Polymer Chemistry Science Education Entrepreneurship Ed

Gerry Brunk

Managing Director · Lumira Ventures

Gerry Brunk is a venture capital investor with expertise in biotechnology, medical devices, start-ups and corporate strategy.

Business Strategy Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Industry Drug Development Commercialization

Dr. E. David G. McIntosh

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer · Imperial College

Dr E. David G. McIntosh is an Australian paediatrician, Vaccinologist and Infectious Disease Specialist.

Vaccination COVID-19 Pharmacology Vaccines Adult Vaccination

Paul Whelton, MD

Show Chwan Endowed Professor · Tulane University

Expert in high blood pressure, cardiovascular and renal diseases

Global Cardiovascular Health Hypertension Clinical Trials Policy Hypertension guidelines Prevention of Cardiovascular and Renal Disease