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 2017 BioFlorida Conference Speakers


Gina Alexis
Founder and President
The Alexis Group Consultants


Jennifer Arnold, MD, M.Sc., FAAP
Medical Director of Simulation Center
LifeLink Tissue Bank

John Hopkins All Children's Hospital
and star of TLC's "The Little Couple"


Suzanne Bakewell, PhD
Vice President of Preclinical
Intezyne Technologies


Paul A. Bertin, PhD
Vice President of Chemistry
Vybyl, Inc.



Raymond Carr
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Occam Technology Group


Pravin R. Chaturvedi, PhD
Co-Founder and CEO
Oceanyx Pharmaceuticals


Michael J. Clare-Salzler
Department of Pathology
Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine


Karen Corbin, PhD
Translational research Institute for
Metabolism and Diabetes


Andrew Danielsen
Vice Chair
Mayo Clinic Ventures


David L. Day
Executive Director
Southeast BIO


Jon Dobson, PhD
University of Florida


Adil Duru, PhD
Assistant Professor
Nova Southeastern University Cell Therapy Institute


Felipe Echeverri
Managing Director
Biorep Technologies


John P. Engels


Lee H. Evans
Executive Director and 
Head North America Center and Global Strategic Center Operations
Bristol-Myers Squibb


Robert G. Finizio


Neil Goldenberg, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematoloy, John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director of Research
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital


Daniel Hahn
Senior Business Development and
Upstream Marketing Associate 
Medtronic’s Leadership Development
Rotational Program


Patrick C. Hardigan
Professor of Public Health
Nova Southeastern University


Greg Hindahl, MD, FAAFP
Vice President and
Chief Medical Information Officer
BayCare Health System


Laura M. Holm
Fox Rothschild LLP



Richard A. Houghten, PhD
Founder and CEO
Torrey Pines Institute for
Molecular Studies


Stuart Jones
President and CEO
Biolife, LLC


Norma Sue Kenyon, PhD
Professor of Surgery & Vice Provost of Innovation
University of Miami


Matthew H.J. Kim
Founder, Vigilant Biosciences
Principal, IP Guidance Ventures


Mayor Rick Kriseman
53rd mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida


Glenn P. Ladwig
Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk, P.A.


Tony Lanzone
Managing Director
INC Research/inVentiv Health Consulting


Patricia Lawman, PhD
Morphogenesis, Inc.


Kevan L. Main, PhD
Senior Scientist and Director
Mote Aquaculture Reasearch Park
Mote Marine Laboratory


Warren Marcus, PhD
R&D Scientist and Business
Altor Bioscience Corporation


Valerie McDevitt, JD, CLP, RTTP
Associate Vice President for Technology
Transfer & Business Partnerships
University of South Florida


Commissioner Clifford R. Merz, PhD, PE
COMPS Program Director
University of South Florida


Karen Moore
Founder and CEO
Moore Communications Group


James J. Mulé, PhD
Associate Center Director,
Translational Science
Moffitt Cancer Center


Dawn N. Norman, MS
Executive Vice President


Jim O'Connell
Assistant Vice President of 
Technology Commercialization
Director of Technology Transfer
University of Florida


Cosme Ordoñez MD, PhD
Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Banking 
Noble Life Sciences


Alexander Parker, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology & Urology Associate Director of Center for Individualized Medicine
Mayo Clinic


Steve Parkinson
President and CEO
Lakewood-Amedex, Inc.


Quang Pham
Chairman and CEO
Espero Pharmaceuticals


Celeste Philip, MD, MPH
Florida Surgeon General and
Secretary of Health
Florida Department of Health


Anton Post, PhD
Executive Director
FAU Harbor Branch



Stephen W. Potter
Chief Business Officer



Christopher Prentice
Mazor Robotics, Inc.



Jeremy Rasmussen
CTO and Cybersecurity Director



Jarett Rieger, ESQ., MBA
Sr. Director, Innovation and
Industry Alliances
Associate General Counsel
Moffitt Cancer Center


Michael Robinson


Jean-François Rossignol, PhD, FRSC, MD, FRCPath, HonFFPM
Chief Medical & Scientific Officer
Romark Laboratories, L.C.


Maha Sallam, PhD
Founder and President
VuEssence, Inc.



Fred Sancilio, PhD
CEO and Founder



Sri Sridharan
Florida Center for Cybersecurity



Jackson Streeter, MD
Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research


Mark Strong, RN, CPTC
Senior Vice President and
Associate Executive Director


Jonelle Toothman
Co-Founder and CEO
NeXtGen Biologics


Tim Vanderhoof
Senior Vice President,
Business Development
Enterprise Florida, Inc.


Paul J. Vitchock
Supervisory Special Agent - Cyber,
Federal Bureau of Investigation Tampa


Scott E. Weiner
Pappas Ventures


Glynn Wilson, PhD 
Chairman & Strategic Advisor



Hing C. Wong, PhD
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Altor BioScience



Ray Yin, PhD
ANP Technologies, Inc.



Claudia Zylberberg, PhD
Founder and CEO
Akron Biotechnology


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