Industry Advisory Committee

Dr. David Mann

MTB Consultants Worldwide


Dr. Gail K. Naughton

Histogen, Inc.

CEO, Chairman of the Board

Dr. Mark Powers

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Vice President, R&D


Dr. Jon Rowley

RoosterBio, Inc.

Founder & Chief Executive & Technology Officer

Dr. Jinghai James Xu

Merck & Co., Inc.

Executive Director

Knowledge Discovery/Knowledge Management (KDKM)

Dr. Sandra Engle


Director, Translational Cell Sciences, Stem Cells and Genomic Engineering

Dr. Dean Hickman

External Advisory Committee

Dr. Anand Asthagiri

Northeastern University

Associate Professor – Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr. John Jungck

University of Delaware

Director – Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center – Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Kathy Kinlaw

Emory University Center for Ethics

Associate Director – Program in Health Sciences and Ethics

Dr. Raphael Lee, MD, ScD, FACS

The University of Chicago

Paul S. and Allene T. Russell Professor of Surgery, Medicine, Organismal Biology and Anatomy

Director, Laboratory for Molecular Regeneration

Fellow,  Institute of Molecular Engineering

Dr. Mahendra Rao

Mahendra Rao LLC

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Christine Schmidt

University of Florida

Pruitt Family Professor and Department Chair – J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Thomas Skalak

Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

Executive Director – Science and Technology Programs

Dr. Patrick Stayton

University of Washington

Professor & Director, Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute – Department of Bioengineering

Dr. Steven Wiley

Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

Director Biomolecular Systems – Systems Biology