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Featured Speakers

Phillip Andrews, Ph.D.

COVID Laboratory Director,
Avalon Laboratories Inc., Canada

Xianhua Piao, M.D., Ph.D.

Benioff Professor in Children’s Health, Director of the Newborn Brain Research Institute, Weill Institute for Neuroscience​, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Scott W. Ballinger, Ph.D.

Professor, Center for Free Radical Biology, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

Luigi Puglielli, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Mollie K. Meffert, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Neil Bhowmick, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Cancer Biology Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Cente,
Los Angeles, CA

Susanna Rosi, Ph.D.

Lewis and Ruth Cozen Chair II, Weill Institute for Neurosciences,
University of California San Francisco, CA

Devanand Sarkar, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept. of Human and Molecular Genetics, Assoc. Director of Training and Education, Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Zhen Lu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, The University of Taxes MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Peter J. Turnbaugh, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Karen Usdin, Ph.D.

Chief, Gene Structure and Disease Section, Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology, NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Tariq M. Rana, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Head of Genetics,
V/C for Innovation in Therapeutics, University of California, San Diego, CA

Xiaojun Ren, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

Wanli Smith, M.D., Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Director of Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory, Neurobiology Division, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Dayoung Oh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Touchstone Diabetes Center, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Alicia Roque, Ph.D.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Barcelona Autonomous University, Spain

Linglin Xie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Zhuoyi Song, Ph.D.

Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence, Fudan University, China

Haitao Wen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Sebastian Oltean, M.D., Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor in Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics, Institute of Biomedical & Clinical Sciences, University of Exeter Medical School, UK

Juan Fuxman Bass, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology, Associate Director of the MCBB Program, Biology Department, Boston University, MA

Jianming Xu, Ph.D.

Gordon Cain Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Benny Abraham Kaipparettu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Christoph Alexiou, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Section of Experimental Oncology & Nanomedicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Germany

Xiang-Dong "David" Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY

Kai-Christian Sonntag, M.D., PhD.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Neuroscience), Director Laboratory for Translational Research on Neurodegeneration, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA

Xiaotao Li, Ph.D.

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Regulatory Biology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, School of Life Sciences, East China Normal University, China

Bo Zhao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Remi Peyronnet, Ph.D.

Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine, University Heart Center Freiburg · Bad Krozingen, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany

Stephane Sebille, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Lipotoxicity and Channelopathies, Laboratory of Physiopathology and Regulation of Ionic Channels, University of Poitiers, France

Doron Lancet, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Joachim E. Schultz, Ph.D.

Professor, Pharmazeutisches Institut der Universitat Tübingen, Germany

Heinrich K. Wasner, Ph.D.

BioReg Biopharm, Technology Innovation Laboratory, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

Ginette Santiago-Sanchez, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Chi-Ming Li, Ph.D.

Sr. Principal Scientist – Genome Analysis Unit, Therapeutic Discovery, Amgen Global Research, Thousand Oaks, CA

Patrick G. Burgon, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Qatar

David Van Vactor, Ph.D.

Professor of Cell Biology, Director, Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Graduate Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Xiaoying Zhou, M.D., Ph.D.

Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University, CA

ChangHwan Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, NY

Giselle Yeo, Ph.D.

Charles Perkins Centre, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia

Bing He, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Protein Section, Laboratory of Metabolism, Center for Cancer Research, NCI/NIH, Bethesda, MD

Jenny Gunton, Ph.D.

Head, Centre for Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology Research (CDOER), The University of Sydney, Australia

Marcel Zamocky, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Phylogenomic Ecology, Institute of Molecular Biology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Ramiro Iglesias-Bartolome, Ph.D.

Stadtman Investigator, LCMB/CCR, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Silvia Lemma, Ph.D.

Unit of Medical Genetics, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC), University of Bologna, Italy

Francesca Storici, Ph.D.

GRA Distinguished Cancer Scientist, Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Muriel Lize, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Head of In Vitro Respiratory Research, Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany

Karin Pfisterer, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Marco Trizzino, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Jian Li, Ph.D.

Aging and Metabolism Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Foundation,
Oklahoma City, OK

Olivier Theodoly, Ph.D.

Research Director at CNRS, Head of Laboratory Adhesion & Inflammation, INSERM, Aix Marseille University, France

Yaron Vinik, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Leslie I. Gold, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Translational Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Young Researchers

Nan Jiang, Ph.D.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Ranjithkumar Rajendran, Ph.D.

Experimental Neurology, Department of Neurology, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen - Germany

Matthew C. Madison, Ph.D.

Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

Jui-Hsia Weng, Ph.D.

Institute of Biological Chemistry
Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Lara Lopez-Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Department of Human Anatomy and Psychobiology, School of Medicine, University of Murcia; Biomedical Research Institute of Murcia (IMIB-Arrixaca), Spain

Monica De Luise, Ph.D.

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences (DIMEC); Center for Applied Biomedical Research (CRBA), University of Bologna, Italy

Alexis Parente, Ph.D.

Laboratory Tropical Neuroepidemiology (U1094), GEIST, University of Limoges, France

Jungjoo Park, Ph.D.

Department of Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Madeleine Maker

Cellular Immunotherapy Center, Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, City of Hope, Duarte, CA

Elias Adriaenssens, Ph.D.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Thuy Nguyen, Ph.D.

Animal Metabolomics Lab, Department of Animal Science, Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea