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Jonathan C. Kagan, PhD

Jonathan C. Kagan, Ph.D. Marian R. Neutra, PhD Professor of Pediatrics Harvard Medical School Director of Basic Research and Shwachman Chair in Gastroenterology Boston Children’s Hospital Jon Kagan is a world leader in defining the molecular and cellular pathways by which the innate immune system recognizes microbes and infection. He [READ MORE]

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Juan Pedro Lapuente, PhD

Juan Pedro Lapuente, Ph.D. Hospital Universitario de Fuenlabrada LivingCells Lab Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain Dr. Juan Pedro Lapuente is a Medical Doctor from Zaragoza University, with several master’s degrees in cell and molecular biology and advanced therapies. He completed his PhD in cell and molecular biology at UCAM University in 2020. [READ MORE]

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Takashi Nishina, PhD

Takashi Nishina, Ph.D. Toho University Department of Biochemistry Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan Twitter: @nishina_takashi Takashi Nishina is an Assistant Professor in the laboratory of Prof. Hiroyasu Nakano at Toho University School of Medicine, Japan. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Tokyo, Japan, under the supervision of Prof. Junichiro Inoue. [READ MORE]

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Fahar Merchant, PhD

Dr. Fahar MerchantPresident & CEOMedicenna TherapeuticsToronto, Canadawww.medicenna.com Dr. Fahar Merchant is a biotech veteran with 30 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and co-founder, President and CEO of Medicenna Therapeutics Inc. Previously, he was President and CEO of Protox Therapeutics Inc. where he transitioned a pre-clinical start-up to a [READ MORE]

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Douglas Philip Dyer, Ph.D.

Douglas Philip Dyer, Ph.D. Sir Henry Dale Fellow Wellcome Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester, UK Twitter: @tripledougdyer  Dr. Dyer undertook his Ph.D. research investigating how an anti-inflammatory protein functions by disrupting the interactions between chemokines and their extracellular matrix glycosaminoglycan binding partners. Supervised by Prof. Anthony Day, Dr. Caroline Milner and [READ MORE]

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Hector Huerga Encabo, Ph.D.

Hector Huerga Encabo, Ph.D. Post-doctoral Fellow Haematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory The Francis Crick Institute London, United Kingdom Twitter: @DrHHEncabo and @TReNDinAfrica  Postdoctoral Fellow at The Francis Crick Institute (London, UK), he received the Kay Kendall Leukemia fellowship to develop his research in the Haematopoietic Stem Cell laboratory led by Dominique Bonnet. Hector performed his Ph.D. [READ MORE]

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Olha Yaroshko

Olha Yaroshko Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering NAS of Ukraine Kyiv, Ukraine  Olga Yaroshko is a Ph.D. student in Biotechnology at the Institute of Cell biology and Genetic Engineering, NAS, in Kyiv, Ukraine. The theme of her Ph.D. thesis is “Development of biotechnological approaches [READ MORE]

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Jakob von Moltke, Ph.D.

Jakob von Moltke, Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Washington Department of Immunology Seattle, USA Twitter: @jakob_moltke Dr. von Moltke is an Assistant Professor in the Immunology Department at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle. Dr. von Moltke graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology from Dartmouth College and a [READ MORE]

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Amanda Rae Mannino, MLS (ASCP)

Amanda Rae Mannino, MLS (ASCP)CM Ph.D. Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant UT Health San Antonio San Antonio, USA  Amanda Mannino’s research focuses on simian immunodeficiency virus, the nonhuman primate (NHP) analog of HIV, and its restriction in baboons. The mechanisms underlying baboon’s natural immunity against SIV remain unknown. Understanding the mechanisms behind some [READ MORE]