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Dr. Orn Almarsson
Senior Vice President and Head of Formulation
Moderna Therapeutics


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Dr. Daniel Anderson
Samuel A Goldblith Professor of Applied Biology, Chemical Engineering and Health Sciences and Technology
MIT

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Dr. Tatiana Bronich
Professor & Co-Director, Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine
UNMC


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Dr. Yizhou Dong
Asst Professor, Pharm CBO/Coll;
Asst Professor, Radiation Oncology
Ohio State University


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Dr. Brian Druker
Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute;
JELD-WEN Chair of Leukemia Reasearch;
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
OHSU


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Dr. Laird Forrest
Associate Professor
Kansas University


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Dr. Jinming Gao
Professor
UT Southwestern


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Dr. GhandehariDr. Hamid Ghandehari
Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Bioengineering, University of Utah
Director of Utah Center for Nanomedicine
Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Nano Institute of Utah
Director of the University of Utah Nanotechnology Training Program.

Biography:
Hamid Ghandehari is a Professor at the Departments of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Bioengineering, Director of Utah Center for Nanomedicine and Co‐Founder and Co‐Director of the Nano Institute of Utah at the University of Utah. His research focuses on the design of recombinant polymers for gene and drug delivery, targeted delivery of polymer therapeutics to solid tumors, oral delivery of chemotherapeutics, and assessing the biocompatibility of silica and dendritic nanoconstructs. Dr. Ghandehari is Editor in Chief of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the Controlled Release Society. He serves on the scientific advisory boards of several national and international drug delivery organizations such as the Controlled Release Society. He has published over 175 articles, and given over 230 invited talks. He received his BS in Pharmacy and PhD in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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Dr. Joe Gray
Professor and Gordon Moore Endowed Chair, Dept of Biomedical Engineering;
Director, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine;
Associate Director for Biophysical Oncology, Knight Cancer Institute
OHSU

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Dr. Markus Grompe
Professor of Pediatrics School of Medicine
Ray Hickey Chair of the of Pape’ Family Pediatric Research Institute, Pediatrics School of Medicine
Molecular and Medical Genetics Graduate Program, School of Medicine
Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine
OHSU

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Dr. Paulina Hill
Principal Healthcare Investor
Polaris Venture Capital

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Dr. Muthusamy Jayaraman
Director
Alnylam

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Dr. JokerstDr. Jesse Jokerst
Asst Professor, Dept of Nanoengineering
UCSD

Biography:
Jesse V. Jokerst is an Assistant Professor in the Department of NanoEngineering at UC San Diego. Dr. Jokerst graduated cum laude from Truman State University (Kirksville, Missouri) in 2003 with a B.S. in Chemistry and completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin in 2009 with John T. McDevitt. Jesse was a postdoc with Sam Gambhir at Stanford Radiology from 2009-2013 and was an Instructor in that same department from 2013-2015. At Stanford, Jesse received a prestigious American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Burroughs Wellcome Collaborative Research Training Grant, and an NIH R25 Postdoctoral Fellowship. Jesse started at UCSD in July of 2015, and his research focuses on novel chemical probes as acoustic contrast agents. He is currently funded under the NIH’s K99/R00 Pathway to Independence and New Innovator Awards.

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Dr. Alexander Kabanov
Director, Center for Nanotechnology inDrug Deliver;
Mescal S Ferguson Distinguished Professor;
Co-Director Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine;
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
UNC-Chapel Hill

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Dr. Ali Khademhosseini
Professor, Dept of Bioengineering, Dept of Radiology, Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
UCLA

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Dr. Glen Kwon
Professor
University of Wisconsin

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Dr. Gabriel Kwong
Assistant Professor, Wallace H Coulter, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech


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Dr. Tamara Minko
Distinguished Professor Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics
Rutgers University


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Dr. Suzie Pun
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington

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Dr. Jianghong Rao
Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford) and Chemistry
Stanford University

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Dr. Jan Schnitzer
PRISM

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Dr. Avi Schroeder
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Technion Israel Institute of Technology

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Dr. Ankur Singh
Assistant Professor, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering;
Assistant Professor, Meingig School of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University


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Dr. Arturo Vegas
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Boston University

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Dr. Andrew Z. Wang
Associate Professor
UNC

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Dr. Liangfang Zhang
Professor, Department of Nanoengineering, Moores Cancer Center
USCD

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