Extracellular Biomarkers Summit, March 16-18, 2015  
Extracellular Biomarkers Summit, March 16-18, 2015 

Speaking Faculty

Jason Aliotta, M.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Christos Argyropoulos, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Anindya Bagchi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Martin Beaulieu, Ph.D., Director, MicroMarkers™, Regulus Therapeutics

Jacqueline Bromberg, M.D., Ph.D., Physician-Scientist, Breast Cancer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Dimple Chakravarty, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Clark C. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chief, Stereotactic and Radiosurgery; Vice-Chairman, Academic Affairs, Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego

John Chevillet, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Leroy Hood, Institute for Systems Biology

Ana Coelho, Ph.D., Professor, Oncology, Portuguese Oncology Institute

Carlo M. Croce, M.D., Distinguished University Professor, The John W. Wolfe Chair in Human Cancer Genetics, Director, Genetics Institute, The Ohio State University

Seth Crosby, M.D., Director, Partnerships & Alliances, Washington University School of Medicine

Saumya Das, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Lucas Dennis, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, NanoString Technologies

Nadya Dimitrova, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Tyler Jacks, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richard R. Drake, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Pharmacology, Medical University of South Carolina Proteomics Center

Muller Fabbri, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Elena Flowers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco 

Susan Freier, Ph.D., Vice President and Distinguished Research Fellow, Isis Pharmaceuticals

Roopali Gandhi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neurology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Michal Gilon, Ph.D., Vice President, R&D, BioCancell

Ajay Goel, Ph.D., Director, Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention, Baylor Research Institute

Myriam Gorospe, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Genetics, National Institute on Aging-Intramural Research Program, National Institutes of Health

Michael Graner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Richard I. Gregory, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), Harvard Medical School

Cheryl Helgason, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Experimental Therapeutics, BC Cancer Research Center

David Henshall, Ph.D., Professor, Physiology & Medical Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Lynn Hlatky, Ph.D., Professor, Medicine, and Director of Cancer Systems Biology, Tufts University

David S. Hong, M.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Investigational Cancer Therapeutics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Hang Hubert Yin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry and the BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado Boulder

Sundararajan Jayaraman, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago

Bing-Hua Jiang, Ph.D., Professor, Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University

Jingfang Ju, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Co-Director, Translational Research, Pathology, Stony Brook University

Raghu Kalluri, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Cancer Biology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Andrea Kasinski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Purdue University

Ahmad M. Khalil, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Richard P. Kraig, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Neurology, The University of Chicago Medical Center

Pavan Kumar, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Biomarkers and Personalized Medicine, Eisai

Louise C. Laurent, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Reproductive Medicine, University of California San Diego Health Science

Hakho Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Hungyun Lin, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Drug Safety R&D, Pfizer

Ming-Lin Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Subhrangsu S. Mandal, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Texas Arlington

Imad Matouk, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Abraham Hochberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

Peter Mouritzen, Vice President Research and Development, Exiqon A/S

Radha Munagala, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville

Rounak Nassirpour, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Investigative Pathology Laboratory, Drug Safety R&D, Pfizer

Iman Osman, M.D., Associate Director, NYU Cancer Institute & Professor, Oncology, and Director, NYU Interdisciplinary Melanoma Coop Group, New York University Langone Medical Center

Mira Pavkovic, Ph.D., Bayer Pharma AG, GDD-GED-Toxicology; currently Postdoctoral Fellow, Systems Pharmacology, Harvard

Alexander Pertsemlidis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pediatrics and Cellular & Structural Biology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Yigal Pinto, Ph.D., Professor, Cardiology and The Heart Failure Research Center, Academic Medical Center, Netherlands

Janusz Rak, M.D., Ph.D., Jack Cole Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Professor of Pediatrics, McGill University, Montreal Children’s Hospital, RI MUHC

Matthew Roth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Co-Director, Bioinformatics Research Lab, Baylor College of Medicine; Data Management & Resource Repository of the Extracellular RNA Consortium (NIH)

Subrata Sen, Ph.D., Professor and Deputy Chair, Translational Molecular Pathology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Tatiana Sharapova, Ph.D., Scientist I, Cellular and Molecular Biology, AbbVie

Kira Sheinerman, Ph.D., CEO, DiamiR Biosciences Corp.

Qiang Shi, Ph.D., Visiting Scientist, Division of Systems Biology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Frank J. Slack, Ph.D., Director, Institute for RNA Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Aaron Smith, Senior Toxicologist, Investigative Toxicology, Lilly Research Laboratories

Sharon Sokolowski, Ph.D. Principal Scientist, Pfizer Global Research & Development

Anil K. Sood, M.D., Professor and Vice Chairman, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Valerie Taly, Ph.D., Group leader, CNRS researcher, University Paris-Descartes

Scott J. Tebbutt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, & CSO, PROOF Centre of Excellence, Vancouver, Canada

Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, Ph.D., Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Mark L. Tykocinski, M.D., Scientific Advisory Board

Gerald W. Verhaegh, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Laboratory of Jack Schalken, Department of Experimental Urology, Radboud University Medical Center

Andrew West, Ph.D., John A. and Ruth R. Jurenko Professor of Neurology; Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurobiology; Co-Director, Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Theresa Whiteside, Ph.D., M.D.H.C., Professor, Pathology, Immunology & Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

David T.W. Wong, D.M.D., DMSc, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, UCLA School of Dentistry; Director, Dental Research Institute

Caroline J. Woo, Ph.D., Scientist, RaNA Therapeutics

Austin Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland

Xi Yang, Ph.D., Research Biologist, Systems Biology, FDA/National Center for Toxicological Research

Peter Yuen, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Renal Diagnostics & Therapeutics Unit, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Xuemei Zhao, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Molecular Biomarkers and Diagnostics Laboratory, Merck