Rachel O'Neill, Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology and Institute for Systems Genomics · University of Connecticut

Dr. O'Neill's research projects use molecular genetic approaches to study centromere function and evolution

Genome Stability Genomics Cancer Susceptibility

Deborah Bolnick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Bolnick is an expert on genetic ancestry testing and how sociopolitical forces & history shape human genomic diversity.

Native American Genetic Histories Genetic Ancestry Testing Human Biodiversity Anthropology Ancient DNA

James P. Evans, Ph.D., M.D.

Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Evans directs the Clinical Adult and Cancer Genetics Services at the University of North Carolina

Medical Genetics Clinical Cancer Genetics Pharmacogenomics Genetic and Genomic Testing

Arjun Krishnan

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Arjun Krishnan develops and applies computational data-driven approaches to unravel how our genome relates to health and disease.

Precision Medicine Big Data Genome-wide molecular networks Computational Biology Machine Learning

Lukasz Kurgan, Ph.D.

Robert J. Mattauch Endowed Professor and Vice Chair of Computer Science · VCU College of Engineering

Data scientist specializing in high-throughput structural bioinformatics of proteins & small RNAs.

Intrinsically Disordered Proteins Structural Genomics Big Data Analysis Computer-aided molecular modeling Protein-ligand(drug) interactions

Justin O'Grady

Associate Professor in Medical Microbiology · University of East Anglia

His research is into the rapid detection of infections, particularly respiratory infections such as Tuberculosis and Pneumonia.

Detection of Pneumonia Respiratory Infections Microbiology Medical Microbiology Detection of Tuberculosis

Juliet Daniel

Professor of Biology · McMaster University

Dr. Daniel is a Cancer Biologist with expertise in breast cancer, racial disparities in cancer, and diversity issues in higher education.

Cadherin-mediated cell adhesion Cell & Molecular Biology Developmental Biology Kaiso and transcription factors Women in Science and Engineering

Josette-Renée Landry

Vice-President, Business Development / Vice-présidente, développement des affaires · Mitacs

Scientist with expertise in research, innovation, partnerships and entrepreneurship/ recherche, innovation, partenariats et entrepreneuriat

Genetics Innovation Genomics Partnerships Entrepreneurship

Houda Alachkar, PharmD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy · USC School of Pharmacy

Houda Alachkar focuses on the identification and functional characterization of therapeutic targets in acute myeloid leukemia.

Pharmacogenomics Immunogenomics Functional Genomics Acute Myeloid Leukemia Experimental therapeutics

Clay C.C. Wang, PhD

Chair & Professor of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

An expert in natural products drug discovery, gene regulation of fungal secondary metabolism, metabolic engineering, and space biology.

Space Biology Gene Regulation of Fungal Secondary Metabolism Pharmacology Fungal and Bacterial Genomes Natural Products Drug Discovery

Stan Ahalt

Faculty · UNC at Chapel Hill

Director, Renaissance Computing Institute and Professor, Department of Computer Science

Data Analysis High Performance Computing Data Science Public-Private Partnerships Signal Processing

Tomeka Robinson

Professor of Rhetoric & Public Advocacy · Hofstra University

Dr. Robinson is an expert on effective public debate as well as health communication. She directs Hofstra's award-winning forensics team.

Public/Social Advocacy Rhetoric Health Communications Argumentation and Debate Intercultural Communication

Serghei Mangul, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy · USC School of Pharmacy

Serghei Mangul's research focuses on improving the techniques of bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics Quantitative Biosciences Clinical Pharmacy Computational Biosciences Computational Biology

Catriona Jamieson

Professor of Medicine · UC San Diego

Dr. Catriona Jamieson is a board-certified hematologist with broad clinical expertise in caring for patients with hematologic malignancies.

Bone Marrow Transplantation Bone Marrow Polycythemia Vera Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Myelofibrosis and Essential Thrombocythemia

E. James Kruse

Chief, Section of Surgical Oncology · Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University

Kruse is an expert in cancer surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

Melanoma Colon Cancer Liver Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Cancer Surgery

Curt Breneman

Dean, School of Science & Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Specializes in the development of new molecular property descriptors and machine learning methods for physical and biochemical problems

Science Machine Learning Methods Chemical Biology Physical Organic and Computational Chemistry Chemistry

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht

CEO · MaRS

This extraordinary CEO and Rhodes Scholar leads an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Canadian growth companies

Venture Capital Management Advanced Technologies Emerging Technologies Entrepreneurship & Innovation Innovation & Economic Development

Dr. Johannes Egerer

Patient Affairs · German Federation for the Blind and Partially Sighted (DBSV)

Dr. Egerer researches diabetes and diabetic retinopathy

Genetics German Social System Knowledge Management Eye Diseases Diabetes

Dennis Wykoff, PhD

Professor of Biology and Dennis M. Cook Endowed Gregor Mendel Chair in Genetics · Villanova University

Dennis Wykoff, PhD, has expertise in genetics, genomics, genetic diseases and infectious diseases.

Evolution Genetics Genomics Genetic diseases Infectious Diseases

Linda Pescatello, Ph.D., FACSM, FAHA

Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology · University of Connecticut

Dr. Pescatello specializes in exercise prescription for health benefit

Complementary and Alternative Exercise Obesity Blood Pressure Exercise Prescription Physical Activity