Event Speakers

Ranging from academia to the commercial sector, each speaker is regarded as a leader in their respective field. Over the two-day conference, attendees will not only have the opportunity to gain insight, but to also forge networks and collaborative relationships with peers and industry leaders.

Elazar Edelman, MD, PhD

Thomas and Virginia W. Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Attending Physician, Coronary Care Unit, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jay Berzofsky, MD, PhD

Center for Cancer Research,
National Cancer Institute

James C. Foster

Charles River

Sonia Vallabh and Eric Minikel
Prion Alliance

Laetitia Devy-Dimanche, PhD

EMD Serono

Jan Grimm, PhD


Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD

Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

David Pearce, PhD

Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota

James B. Hoying, PhD, FAHA

University of Louisville

Jake Lusis, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles

Ryan Feaver, PhD

HemoShear Therapeutics

D. Lansing Taylor, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

Arun Sanyal, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University


Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Kansas

James M. Wilson, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Francesco Marincola, MD, FACS


Kip West

Director, Pharmacology, Synlogic

Shaochen Chen, PhD

University of California, San Diego

Anthony G. Comuzzie, PhD, FTOS

The Obesity Society

Kevin Strange, PhD

Novo Biosciences, Inc.

Steve Britton, PhD

University of Michigan School of Medicine

C. Jimmy Lin, MD, PhD, MHS

Founder/CEO, Rare Genomics Institute

CSO, Oncology, Natera

Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc, FAHA

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Dejan Juric, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Antti Nurmi, PhD

Charles River

David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD

Whitehead Institute for
Biomedical Research

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