FALL 2014

Usman Iqbal

Sr. Medical Affairs Leader – NeuroScience, AstraZeneca

“Understanding the “Big Data Stack” & the Application of BIG Data in the Context of Real World Evidence (RWE):   Methodological Challenges and Unlocking of Opportunities”



W. Mark Saltzman, PhD

Goizueta Foundation, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Environmental Engineering & Physiology, Yale University

“Highly Penetrative Nanocarriers Loaded With Drugs Targeted To Resistant Cells Improve Treatment Of Glioblastoma”



Anthony Sung, MD

Hematology/Oncology, Duke University Medical Center

“A Novel Fibrinogen-Coated Nanosphere Prevents Thrombocytopenia-Associated Bleeding”


FALL 2013

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, ScD

Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips, Clemson University

“Biologically Inspired Microsystems for Achieving Physiological Stasis”


Adah Almutairi, PhD

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Nanoengineering Materials Science and Engineering, University of California – San Diego

“The Art of Falling Apart: Exploiting Nanomaterial Disassembly for Health Sciences”



Victor Kotelianski, MD, PhD, DSC

Koch Institute of Integrative Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“In Vivo RNAi and Liver Functional Genomics”


Mark W. Dewhirst, DVM, PhD

Radiation Oncology Program, Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

“Thermosensitive Liposome Platform for Tumor Selective Drug Delivery and Treatment Monitoring”


Leaf Huang, PhD

Eshelman School of Pharmacy & Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Membrane/Core Nanoparticles for Drug and Gene Delivery to Tumor and Liver”


Arijit Chakravarty, PhD

Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“Preclinical-to-Clinical Translational in Oncology:  From Frist Principles to Dosing Choices”