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 Immune System Neuroscience

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

Guy El Helou

M.D./Clinical Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Guy El Helou is a clinical infectious disease physician with a special focus on infections in the transplant population.

Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections in Immunocompromised Patients Infectious Disease Infections in Transplant Recipients Cytomegalovirus infection

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

CAR-T Cell Therapy CRISPR-Cas9 Hemoglobin Immunotherapy GMOs

Eric Kmiec, Ph.D

Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, 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

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

Elisabeth Barton

Professor · University of Florida

Elisabeth Barton is a molecular physiologist with a primary interest in skeletal muscle repair.

Muscular Dystrophy Skeletal Muscle Repair Mechanical Signal Transduction Optimization of IGF-I for Muscle Therapeutics Viral Gene Therapy

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

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.

Medicinal Chemistry Whiskey Intellectual Property & Patent Management Expert Witness Interdisciplinary Education

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

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

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