Dr. Tak Mak

Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre · University Health Network

Blazing a remarkable trail of discovery in the molecular biology of the immune system and cancer

Cell Biology Immunology Tumorigenesis Apoptosis Cancer

Stan Gee Louie, PharmD

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy & Director of Clinical Experimental Therapeutics Program · USC School of Pharmacy

Stan Gee Louie is a clinical and translational pharmacologist with three decades of clinical and drug development experience.

Accelerating wound healing properties Developing novel drug therapy to inhibit chronic inflammation in cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease. Drug development targeting viral infection and cancer. Metabolomic approaches to dissecting the molecular mechanism(s) driving pharmacologic responses.

Gregg Fields, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry · Florida Atlantic University

Gregg Fields uses chemistry to answer biological questions, many of which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases.

Extracellular Matrix Biochemistry Matrix Metalloproteinase Collagen Drug Discovery Protein Biochemistry

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

James Johnson

Professor, LSI Diabetes Research Group · Diabetes Canada

Professor in Cellular & Physiological Sciences and Surgery and Diabetes Research Group Leader at the University of British Columbia

Cell Biology Diabetes Molecular Biology Biochemistry Cell Culture

Dr. Mansoor Husain

Director · University Health Network

As a specialist in cardiovascular disease and nuclear cardiology, Dr. Husain brings outstanding clinical and research credentials to UHN

Clinical Research Heart Research Research Management Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Biology Vasomotor Physiology

James David Adams, PhD

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

James David Adams is an expert in medicinal plants, human drug metabolism and herbal remedies.

California Medicinal Plants Apoptosis/ Delayed Cell Death Stroke Parkinson’s Disease Oxygen Free Radicals

Roger F. Duncan, PhD

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

Roger Duncan is an expert in molecular responses to cellular stress and regulation of translation.

Regulation of Translation Toxicology DNA RNA Molecular Responses to Cellular Stress

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

Dr. Fei-Fei Liu

Chief - Radiation Medicine · University Health Network

Applying novel molecular therapies in conjunction with radiation for cancer patients

Radiation Medicine Radiation Therapy Education of Radiation Oncologists Clinical Research Translational Research

René Olivares-Navarrete

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU DEPT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Olivares-Navarrete’s research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine approaches for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic needs.

Tissue Engineering Stem Cell Biology and Engineering Biomaterials for Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Tissues Immunomodulation and Immunoengineering Wnt Signaling in Morphogenesis Healing and Regeneration

Gretchen Caughman

Provost · Augusta University

Dr. Gretchen Caughman is an established expert in the field of virology, and serves as Provost of Augusta University.

Graduate and Professional Education Strategic Planning Academic Affairs

Traysi Chong

Adjunct Lecturer · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Medical Social Worker and Public Health Advocate

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Families Dealing With Disabilities Geriatrics Healthy Aging Mental Health and Aging

Yutao Liu

Associate Professor · Augusta University

Dr. Liu is a human molecular geneticist in glaucoma and keratoconus.

DNA Copy Number Analysis Animal Modeling Functional Genomics Human Molecular Genetics Next Generation Sequencing

Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Faculty Research Development | Professor of Chemical & Life Science Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Research interest: batteries, electrochemistry, sustainable energy, biofuel, supercritical fluids, and nanomedicine.

Supercritical carbon dioxide technology Nanotechnology Nanoparticles Nanomedicine Controlled release

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

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.

Pharmacogenics Experimental therapeutics Acute myeloid leukemia Functional Genomics Immunogenomics

Martine Culty, PhD

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

Martine Culty focuses on neonatal gonocytes, precursors of male germline stem cells; environmental chemical effects on testis development.

Gonocytes Endocrinology Stem Cells Differentiation Spermatogenesis

Diane Finegood

Professor · Simon Fraser University

Expert in systems thinking & cross sector partnerships as approaches to solving complex problems including obesity and chronic disease

Health Research Research Ecosystem Public Private Partnerships Complex Systems Chronic Disease Prevention

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