Avak Kahvejian

Partner, VentureLabs · Flagship Pioneering

Avak Kahvejian is an expert in conceiving and launching internally generated platform companies and leveraging new biological mechanisms.

Biotechnologies Design Biology Technology Biological Mechanisms

Wendy Binder

Professor of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Carnivore Feeding Biology Organismal Biology Behavioural Ecology

Kam Dahlquist

Chair and Professor of Biology · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Molecular Biology Science Bioinformatics Genomics Computational Biology

Dr Cheryl Allsop

Senior Lecturer in Criminology · University of South Wales

She researches cold cases including unsolved murders, sexual violence and missing people, with interest in police investigation processes.

Unidentified Found Remains Cold Case Reviews Missing Persons No Body Murders

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

Gary Bishop

Vice President, Business Development · Optikos Corporation

Gary Bishop is an expert in business development, including acquisition identification, growth marketing, product marketing and operations.

Mergers & Acquisitions Product Development Manufacturing P&L Responsibility Strategic Planning

Hannah Frank, PhD

Assistant Professor · Tulane University

Hannah Frank is an expert in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) research and the ecology and evolution of bat-infection interactions.

Coronavirus Ecoimmunology Ecology and evolution of bat-infection interactions COVID-19

Greg Duerksen

President · Kincannon & Reed

Thought-provoking and riveting commentator on the global War for Talent and how to win it. Audiences find the stories highly entertaining.

Talent Modern Agriculture Turnarounds Leadership

Brenda Irwin

Managing Partner · Relentless Pursuit Partners, Inc

Brenda is an investor, advisor and seasoned board director.

Dr Hannah Moir

Associate Professor in Health and Exercise Prescription · Kingston University

She is interested in research around doping & anti-doping, including drug use for human enhancement & methods of doping.

Exercise Prescription Anti-Doping Ultramarathons Endurance Sports Doping in Sport

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

Tim Crippen

Professor of Sociology · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Crippen's research focuses on evolutionary behavior.

Military Sociology Political Sociology Evolution Darwinism American Education

Ken S. Wong, PharmD, MPH

Program Director | Healthcare Decision Analysis | Biopharmacuetical Marketing | Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics · USC School of Pharmacy

Ken Wong is an expert in innovations in market access and drug pricing.

Innovative Care Delivery Models Health Economics & Outcomes Research Managed Care Market Access & Reimbursement Innovative Pricing Models

Dr Dannielle Green

Senior Lecturer in Ecology · Anglia Ruskin University

She researches the impact of human activities on land, rivers, seas and oceans.

Discarded Cigarette Waste Plastic Pollution Oceans Ecology Marine Biology

Zayna Khayat

Senior Advisor, Health System Innovation · MaRS Discovery District

One of Canada's leading thinkers and "do-ers" in health innovation

Health Innovation Health Technologies Health startups Startups Medical technology

Emily Walsh

Principal Consultant · Halloran Consulting Group, Inc.

Recovering Scientist

Personalized Medicine and Genetics Translational Medicine Transitioning From the Bench Project Management 101 Program Management 101

Julie Ann Dopheide, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy · USC School of Pharmacy

Expert in psychopharmacology, particulary pediatric psychopharmacology and the treatment of mood disorders

Eating Disorders Insomnia and Sleep Disorders Depression and Bipolar Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd)

Karla MacDonald

Vice President, Communication and Patient Advocacy · Ipsen

Karla MacDonald is an expert in strategy, leading communications and building talent for companies ranging from biotechs to large pharma.

Corporate Communications Pharmaceutical Industry Strategic Communications Patient Advocacy Drug Development

Professor Tim Thompson

Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology · University Alliance

His area of expertise is in the decomposition of human remains after death - with interest in what happens when a skeleton or body is burnt.

Burnt Bodies Skeletons Forensics Forensic Anthropology Human Remains

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