Jeff Karp

Professor · Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jeff Karp is a leading researcher in the fields of drug delivery, medical devices, stem cell therapeutics, and tissue adhesives.

Biomaterials Stem Cell Therapeutics Drug Delivery Medical Devices Biomedical Engineering

Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Dean, School of Dental Medicine · University of Connecticut

Dr. Sharon M. Gordon is the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Connecticut.

Public Health Dentistry Pain Management

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

Dr. Sima Salahshor

Principal, Shiruy, Inc · Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto

Health Innovation Advisory and Program Design & Management

Program and Project Management Marketing & Corporate Strategy Medical Guideline and Policy Business Development & Partnerships Health Technologies

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

Michael Hamblin, PhD

Principal Investigator, Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital · Associate Professor, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hamblin's research interests are now broadly in the area of phototherapy for multiple diseases

Microscopy Molecular Biology Photomedicine Flourescence Microscopy Biotechnology

Seth Cohen

Professor · UC San Diego

Seth Cohen's research and experience include drug development, advance materials, and science policy.

Drug Discovery Metal Organic Frameworks Bioinorganic Chemistry Synthesis Inorganic Chemistry

Thomas C. Shea, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Thomas Shea is an expert on bone marrow and stem cell transplantation and hematologic malignancies.

Hematology Oncology Bone Marrow Transplantation Stem Cell Research

Dr. Marty Makary

Physician, Researcher, Author, Medical Commentator · Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

This won't hurt a bit! In fact, your audience will say "Ahh" when a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine physician and author is at the podium

Minimally-Invasive Surgery Health Services Research Cancer Therapy Health Policy Access to Healthcare

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.

Pharmacogenomics Immunogenomics Functional Genomics Acute Myeloid Leukemia Experimental therapeutics

Alicia Walf

Senior Lecturer, Cognitive Science · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Neuroscientist with extensive research into body, brain, and mind relationships related to brain health, social cognition and emotions.

Brain Health Emotion Memory Neuroplasticity Well-Being

Chuck Perou, PhD

The May Goldman Shaw Distinguished Professor of Molecular Oncology and Professor in the Department of Genetics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Co-Director of The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer Research Center · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Perou has researched genomic categorization of human tumors, resulting in the discovery of Intrinsic Subtypes of Breast Cancer.

Clinical Research Systems Biology Cancer Biology Genomics Breast Cancer Subtyping

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

Lisa Holle, Pharm.D., BCOP, FHOPA

Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice · University of Connecticut

Dr. Holle’s clinical research focuses on medical marijuana, oral cancer therapy management, and impact of clinical pharmacy services

MyDispense Medical Marijuana Pain Cancer Cancer Therapeutics

Kevin Belfield

Dean, College of Science and Liberal Arts, Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Principal Investigator of the Belfield Research Group, focusing on biophotonics, photophysics, and biological/environmental sensors

Materials Science Molecular engineering Biophotonics Forensic Science Photonics

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.