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

Daniel E. Conway, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., Rice University | Ph.D., Georgia Tech and Emory University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Conway focuses on methods to directly measure forces across proteins and understand how these forces affect cellular function.

Mechanotransduction Cellular biomechanics Forces at intracellular junctions Nuclear LINC complex

Kit Pogliano

Dean and Professor, Section of Molecular Biology · UC San Diego

Kit Pogliano focuses on biological tools and interactions between microbes to discover new antibiotics.

Microbial Interactions Infectious Disease Microbiology Cell Biology Drug Discovery

Roslyn Bill

Professor of Biotechnology · Aston University

Roslyn’s research on water flow in the human body has revealed how to develop drugs that prevent brain swelling after injury or disease.

Membrane Proteins Brain Swelling Water Balance Healthy Ageing Brain Injury

Michael Thomashow

University Distinguished Professor · Michigan State University

Is an expert on the regulation of abiotic & biotic stress tolerance pathways in plants with an emphasis on plant freezing tolerance

Biochemistry Soil and Microbial Sciences Plant Biology Molecular Biology Plants

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

Julio A. Camarero, PhD

John A. Biles Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

An expert in biological therapeutics, microbial pathogenicity, and protein and peptide therapeutics.

Inteins Bio-organic Chemistry Biological Therapeutics Microbial Pathogenicity Protein and peptide therapeutics

Ian S. Haworth, PhD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Ian Haworth's research focuses on bioinformatics, computer-aided drug design and therapeutic drug development.

Therapeutic drug development Computational Chemistry Computer-aided Molecular Design DNA and RNA structure Protein Structure

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

Jianming Xie, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

Jianming Xie's research develops novel tools for understanding and enhancing the function of the immune system to combat cancer and HIV.

CAR-T and CAR-NK cells Cancer and HIV immunotherapy Protein and cellular engineering Immuno-oncology T cell and NK cell immunology

Monica Embers

Assistant Professor, Division of Bateriology and Parasitology · Tulane University

Professor Embers specializes in Lyme disease.

Cell Culture Antibiotic Resistance Lyme Disease Research Lyme Disease Antibiotics

Imogen Coe

Dean, Faculty of Science · Ryerson University

Dr Imogen R. Coe is a scientist who is internationally recognized for her advocacy in promoting equity & diversity in science in Canada

Science Education Women in STEM Membrane Protein Cell Biology Membrane Protein Cell Biochemistry Clinical Research

Dr. Sytse Zuidema

Professor of Elderly Care Medicine and Dementia · University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

Prof Sytse Zuidema is Professor of Elderly Care Medicine and Dementia at University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)

Geriatric Medicine Dementia Long-term Care and Community Frailty

Dr. Joel Sadavoy

Head of Geriatric Psychiatry · Mt Sinai Hospital

Dr. Joel Sadavoy is a Professor of Psychiatry and inaugural holder of theSam and Judy Pencer Chair in Applied General Psychiatry.

Frailty Geriatric Psychiatry Carers and Caregiving

Rattan Lal

Associate Professor, Soil Science | Environment and Natural Resources · The Ohio State University

Rattan Lal is a Professor of Soil Physics in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University .

Soil Science Environment Natural Resources

Janet Robishaw, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Research & Chair · Florida Atlantic University

Janet Robishaw is an expert in biochemical mechanisms and the molecular cloning of the newly discovered the heterotrimeric G-proteins.

Heterotrimeric G-proteins Biochemical Mechanisms Chemistry and Biology Molecular Cloning

Gentry Patrick

Professor · UC San Diego

Gentry Patrick researches neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Lewy body disease.

Dementia Alzheimer's Disease Protein Synthesis and Degradation Neurobiology Synaptic Activity

Christopher A. Lemmon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., Lehigh University | M.S., University of Wisconsin | Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Lemmon's research lies in cell-generated traction forces and extracellular matrix biology

Cell-generated traction forces Extracellular matrix biology Cellular mechanotransduction Mechanobiology of fibrosis Matrix mechanics and signaling in the tumor microenvironment;

Claire Cupples

Dean of Science and Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Faculty of Science · Simon Fraser University

Dr. Cupples has worked as a scientist, faculty member and administrator in three Canadian comprehensive universities since 1989.

Molecular Biology Microbiology DNA Repair University Administration Science Outreach to the Public

Deepak Vashishth

Director, Center for Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies & Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Working to redefine the role of a top tier research university

Extracellular Matrix Science and Engineering Osteocalcin Glycation Tissue Engineering Bone