Speaking Faculty

Below is the preliminary speaking faculty for this event. Please check back in the coming weeks for an updated list.

David Cavalla, Ph.D.
David Cavalla, Ph.D.Executive Director, Exvastat, Founder, Numedicus
Pankaj Agarwal, Ph.D.
Pankaj Agarwal, Ph.D.Senior Fellow & Senior Director, GlaxoSmithKline
Aris Persidis, Ph.D.
Aris Persidis, Ph.D.President, Biovista
Al Roy
Al RoyExecutive Director, Lupus Therapeutics (an Affiliate of the Lupus Research Alliance
Nandu Gattu, Ph.D.
Nandu Gattu, Ph.D.Sr. VP, Pharma Analytics


Tudor Oprea, MD, Ph.D.
Tudor Oprea, MD, Ph.D.Prof. of Medicine, Chief, Translational Informatics Div., Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico
Andrew Reaume, Ph.D., MBA
Andrew Reaume, Ph.D., MBAPresident & CEO, Co-Founder

Melior Discovery

Caroline Kant
Caroline KantFounder & CEO, EspeRare
Anil Jegga, DVM
Anil Jegga, DVMProfessor, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Feixiong Cheng, Ph.D.
Feixiong Cheng, Ph.D.Assistant Professor Molecular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Christopher Lipinski, Ph.D.
Christopher Lipinski, Ph.D.Scientific Advisor

Melior Discovery

Rose Thiessen, JD, Ph.D.
Rose Thiessen, JD, Ph.D.Partner, Knobbe Martens
Dr. Bruce Bloom
Dr. Bruce BloomFounder

Cures Within Reach

Krishnan Nandabalan, Ph.D.
Krishnan Nandabalan, Ph.D.CEO and President

Inveni AI

Manoj Jadhav, Ph.D.
Manoj Jadhav, Ph.D.Translational Clinical Pharmacologist

CRC Pharma

Heather Stone, MPH
Heather Stone, MPHHealth Science Policy Analyst, Office of Medical Policy, CDER, US Food & Drug Administration
Dong Liu, Ph.D.
Dong Liu, Ph.D.Associate Director of Translational Science, AstraZeneca
Armin Schneider, MD
Armin Schneider, MDVP Scientific & Medical Affairs

Molecular Health

Panna Sharma
Panna SharmaChief Executive Officer

Lantern Pharma

Laura Kleiman, Ph.D.
Laura Kleiman, Ph.D.Founder & Executive Director

Cures Within Reach for Cancer