Ning Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Zhang is engineering strategies for the treatment of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and brain stroke

Stem Cell Biology Central nervous system trauma and diseases Biomaterials for oral biofilm prevention

Jessica Reichmuth, PhD

Associates Professor and Associate Director · Augusta University

A leading expert in marine ecology and community ecology, ranging from crustacean population genetics to invertebrate animal behavior.

Biological Sciences Marine Ecology Community Ecology

Cheolho Sim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology · Baylor University

Professor Sim's research is focused predominantly on the vector biology of human pathogens.

Vector Biology Functional Genomics Disease Vectors Biology

Bin Chen

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development · Michigan State University

Dr. Chen is the founding member of DahShu, a non-profit organization to promote research and education in data sciences.

Cancer Therapy Drug Repositioning Translational Bioinformatics AI Big Data

Barry Balleck

Professor and Chair, Political Science and International Studies · Georgia Southern University

Barry Balleck's research interests include human rights issues and the rhetoric of international relations.

Model United Nations Political Psychology International Studies American Foreign Policy International Organizations

Anna Moore

Director of Precision Health Program and Assistant Dean · Michigan State University

Expert in imaging and image-guided therapies in cancer and diabetes

Early Detection Cancer In Vivo Imaging Diabetes Image-Guided Therapy

Jorge Cortes, MD

Director, Georgia Cancer Center · Augusta University

Jorge Cortes is a clinical investigator who has helped research and develop multiple treatment options for chronic myeloid leukemia.

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Acute Myeloid Leukemia Blood and Bone Marrow Transplants Cancer Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Lawrence A. Tritle

Professor Emeritus of History · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Comparative War and Violence Vietnam War Impact of Violence On Culture and Society Greek and Roman History Study of War and Violence

C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP

Head and Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice · University of Connecticut

Dr. White’s research interests are in drug, dietary supplement, and illicit drug safety, quality, and cost

Diet CBD Drug Costs Dietary Supplements Cardiovascular Drugs

Leo Barbe

Founder · Think Don't Shoot

Award winning youth activist, published author, spoken word artist, National figure on youth vioelnce and founder of a youth empowerment org

Youth Assistance Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Emotional Intelligence Youth Violence Empowering Victims of Violence

Steven Joiner

Co-Founder · 21st Century Worklife

Surviving in Today's Workplace and Thriving in Tomorrow's Worklife

The 21st Century Worklife 21st Century Talent Management Resistance Management

Barbara Frei

Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Natural Resource Sciences · McGill University

Conservation biologist, scientific communicator & collaborative researcher. Champion for conservation in a rapidly changing world.

Conservation Biology Ecosystem services Biodiversity Agroecosystems Birds Birding

Jeremy Pollard

Director · SRM Advisory

Very dynamic speaker & facilitator at board & government level on smart ways to understand, cope with and benefit from change

How Ride Change Not Drown in It Lead With Passion. Lead With Stories

Keith Smith

Stranger Abduction Sexual Assault Survivor. Speaker on the topic of Childhood Sexual Abuse. · Author, Men in My Town

Stranger Abduction Sexual Assault Survivor. Speaker on the topic of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

5 Steps You Can Take to Keep Kids Safe The Personal and Societal Consequences of Childhood Sexual Abuse Making the Transition From Victim to Survivor Childhood Sexual Abuse : the Myth and the Reality

Jim Stikeleather

Chief Innovation Officer · Dell

Rev up the engines of your event and glimpse the future with Dell's Chief Innovation Officer, who explains & evaluates emerging technologies

Software Development Environments and Methods Software as A Service Product Management Process Engineering Cloud Computing

Xuejun Wen, M.D., Ph.D.

William H. Goodwin Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Wen researches biomaterials as well as cell and tissue engineering

Biomaterials Cell and Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Drug Delivery

James Nieh

Professor, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution · UC San Diego

James Nieh’s research focuses on bee communication and bee health.

Predator Hornets and Impact on Bees Honey Bees Ecology Beekeeping Pesticides

Dr Simon Underdown

Reader in Biological Anthropology in the Human Origins and Paleo-Environments Research Group · Oxford Brookes University

He researches human evolution - examining ancient DNA to reconstruct past human and animal life.

Public Engagement in Science Human Evolution Anthropology Ancient DNA Genetics

Sara Schwartz

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Schwartz blends methodologies from anthropology and social work to examine diverse social issues.

Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Philanthropy and Non-Profits Barriers to early HIV diagnosis and treatment Social Work HIV & AIDS

Zhen (Richard) Tang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marketing, College of Business Administration · Loyola Marymount University

Organizational Economics Inter-firm Relationships Business Analytics Sales Management Franchising