Robert Coleman

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology · Farmingdale State College

Dr. Coleman is both a research scientist and an entrepreneur. He is a founding member of Codagenix, a biotech start-up company.

Biotechnology Start Up Companies Infectious Diseases Vaccines Biology

Sasha Kabanov, Ph.D.

Mescal Swaim Ferguson Distinguished Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy · UNC at Chapel Hill

Kabanov has conducted pioneering research that has considerably influenced current ideas and approaches in drug delivery and nanomedicine.

Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Development Chemistry Science Biochemistry

Chiara Giovenzana

CEO · Binella175

CEO @ Binella175

Entrepreneurship Biotechnology

John McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director · Burloch Group Inc.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker with deep expertise in biotechnology investment.

Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Innovation Investment

Alex Hodgson

Managing Director / Co-Founder · 1DegreeBio Inc.

Managing Director / Founder @ 1DegreeBio

Biotechnology Lifesciences Start-Ups Science Academia

Nancy Fujishige

Associate Professor of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Biology Plant Development Microbiology Molecular Biology Genetics

Andrea Kirkwood

Associate Professor · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Aquatic Ecology | Algae | Water Research | Water Quality | Water Pollution | Invasive Species | Environmental Microbiology

Aquatic Ecology Aquatic Invasive Species Algae algal blooms blue-green algae

Keith Gary

Director of Program Development · Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

Trained neuroscientist that moved from academia to leveraging regional life sciences assets for economic development.

Biotechnology and Economic Development Science Education and Workforce Development Neuropeptides

Andrea Kirkwood, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science · University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Leading aquatic microbial biologist working to understand and preserve ecological systems

Biofuels and Combustion Emissions Great Lakes environmental microbiology algal blooms Aquatic Invasive Species

Jeffrey Lefstin

Associate Academic Dean and Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: lefstinj@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4682 / Office 355-200

Patent Law Patent Litigation Biotechnology Contract Law Intellectual Property Law

Lisa F. Clark

Research Associate · University of Saskatchewan

Political Scientist researching food politics and food policy

Food Agriculture & Environment Public Policy Analysis Governance & Regulation Innovation Food Safety and Security

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

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

Ty Redd

Professor of Chemistry · Southern Utah University

Specializing in molecular and cell biology, environmental chemistry, environmental contaminants, and macromolecular host guest science

Organic Macrocycles Environmental Contaminants Water Research Physical Science Molecular and Cellular Biology

Robert J. Sawyer

Science Fiction Writer · SFWRITER.COM Inc.

"Canada's foremost futurist" -- CBC Radio

Jose Cibelli

Professor of Animal Science and of Physiology · Michigan State University

Pioneer on Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer - cloning in mammals and zebrafish

Cellular Reprogramming Stem Cells

FRANCOISE BAYLIS

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy · Dalhousie University

Dr. Baylis researches matters related to ethics, health law and policy of assisted human reproduction and novel genetic technologies.

Bioethics Assisted Human Reproduction Genetic Technologies & Ethics Genetics and the Law Policy & Regulation Identity

Warren Bergen

President, AVAC Ltd. and Entrepreneur in Residence, Verdex Capital

Award-winning entrepreneur, investor, and corporate advisor

Technology Startups and New Ventures Marketing Leadership Integration Contracts Channel Development

Jonathan S. Dordick

Howard P. Isermann Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering & Co-Director, Heparin Applied Research Center · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Applies biological principles to advance bioengineering and biomanufacturing, stem cell engineering, and drug discovery

Drug Discovery Biomanufacturing Biochemical Engineering Biochemistry Chemistry

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