Professor Giampiero Favato

Director of the Institute of Leadership and Management in Health · Kingston University

He examines the economics of public health policy - and in particular the economics of inequalities in accessing medical treatments.

Pharmaceutical Industry Access to Medical Treatment Health Economics Vaccine Policy

Richard Franza, PhD

Dean, James M. Hull College of Business · Augusta University

Dr. Richard M. Franza is the Dean of the James M. Hull College of Business.

Management Operations Research Entreprenuership Intentional Leadership Higher Education Leadership

Robin Feldman

Harry & Lillian Hastings Distinguished Professor of Law ; Director of the Institute for Innovation Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: feldmanr@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4661 / Office 372-200

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Intellectual Property Startup & Innovation Law Privacy and Property Law Law & Science

Tarun Chordia

R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Chaired Professor of Finance · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Chordia's research interests include empirical asset pricing, market microstructure, and the impact of liquidity in markets.

High Frequency Trading Market Microstructure Empirical Asset Pricing Liquidity

Vinit Nijhawan

Executive Director · Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center

Vinit Nijhawan is an expert in conceiving and building technology organizations.

Venture Capital Technology Transfer Entrepreneurship Technology Mergers & Acquisitions

Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein

President & CEO · MaRS Innovation

Turning academic ideas into commercial realities

Corporate & Business Strategy Early-Stage Investing Life Sciences and Healthcare Technology Transfer Commercialization of Innovation

Ramani Varanasi

President and CEO · X-Biotix Therapeutics

Ramani Varanasi is a biopharmaceutical expert with experience structuring, negotiating and executing successful strategic alliances.

Clinical Trials Molecular Biology Oncology Pharmaceutical Industry Biotechnology

Rick Pierce

CEO and Co-founder · SanaRx Biotherapeutics

Rick Pierce is a senior level executive and advisor, with expertise in attracting capital, forging transformative strategic alliances .

Strategic Planning Medical Devices Technology Transfer Lifesciences Pharmaceutical Industry

Michael Mancini, Ph.D.

Director of Project Outreach and Professor of the Practice · VCU College of Engineering and Department of Biomedical Engineering

Entrepreneur with experience in medical technology commercialization; College of Engineering Capstone Design director.

Business Development Technology Transfer Medical Devices and Instrumentation Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Biology and Medicine Biomedical Engineering

Paulina Hill

Principal · Omega Funds

Paulina Hill is a healthcare investor who has expertise in biotechnology, molecular biology, cell culture and entrepreneurship.

Venture Capital Chemistry Technology Transfer Biochemistry Lifesciences

Adam Buckley

Vice President, Operations · VBI Vaccines

Adam Buckley is an expert in the biotechnology industry, specializing in the areas vaccines, technology transfer and drug development.

Lifesciences Drug Development Vaccines Biotechnology Technology Transfer

Riccardo Panicucci

Senior VP CMC · QED Therapeutics and Origin Biosciences

Riccardo Panicucci is an expert in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, clinical development, and biopharmaceuticals.

Technology Transfer Biotechnology Clinical Development Drug Discovery Drug Development

Emily Hunter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management, Hankamer School of Business · Baylor University

Negotiation and conflict management expert, revolutionizing the fundamentals of workplace psychology

Negotiation and conflict management Work-Family Issues Stress Work-family conflict and balance Workplace Deviance

Sara Perry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Management · Baylor University

Dr. Perry researches management-related topics, including remote work, negotiation, employee stress and health, innovation and leadership.

Work From Home WFH Great Resignation Industrial and Organizational Psychology Management

Stephanie Wang

Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Professor Wang focuses on the rise of emerging market multinationals.

Emerging Market Businesses Multinational Management Capability Upgrading Sustainability Issues

Janine D. Liburd, PhD CAPM

Research and Commercialization Manager · VieLight

Dr. Liburd supports clinical and preclinical studies with proven success leading projects and establishing key collaborations.

Alzheimer's Disease Global Health Medical Devices Diagnostics Commercialization

Joanne Thomsen

VP, Talent · MaRS Discovery District

The MaRS Chiropractor: Gifted in aligning people strategy with business strategy while charming the organization with a can-do attitude!

Human Resources Best Practices Human Resource Management Organizational Change Employee Development and Leadership

Erin Skimson

Director · Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship

Responsible for leading the University of Guelph's technology transfer and industrial liaison office.

Entrepreneurship Start-Ups Business Planning Strategic Planning Marketing Strategy

Parimal Nathwani

Vice President, Life Sciences · MaRS Innovation

Parimal Nathwani received his M.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and his M.B.A. from Simon Fraser University

Forming Start-Up Companies Raising Early-Stage Capital Managing Intellectual Property

Wei Chen

Associate Professor, College of Business · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Chen is an expert on international business and entrepreneurship.

Management History International Business Entrepreneurship