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NanoMedicine from discovery to clinical reality: therapeutics, delivery and imaging


Adah Almutairi, PhD  - Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD; PI, Laboratory of Bioresponsive Materials; Co-Director, Center of Excellence in Nanomedicine & Engineering

Fawzia Bardag-Gorce, PhD - Associate Researcher, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; LA BioMed

Jacob Berlin, PhD  - Assistant Professor, Dept. Molecular Medicine, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

Iulian Bobe, MD - Director, International Business Development, Research Division, Nanocarrier Co., Ltd

Esther Chang, PhD - - Professor, Oncology and Otolaryngology, Lombardi Comprehensive Center, Georgetown University; Founder and Senior Consultant SynerGene Therapeutics Inc.; President, The American Society for NanoMedicine

Chunying Chen, PhD  - Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jeroen Cornelissen, PhD - Scientific Director, MESA+ Institute; Professor, Biomolecular Nanotechnology, University of Twente

Pieter Dorrestein, PhD - - Director, Collaborative Mass Spectrometry Innovation Co-Director, Institute for Metabolomics Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD

Steve Dubinett, MD  - Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology; Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Senior Associate Dean for Translational Research; UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Piotr Grodzinski, PhD - - Director, National Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Research, NIH

Paula T. Hammond, PhD – David H. Koch Professor and Department Head, Department of Chemical Engineering; Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Elaine Y. Hsiao, PhD - Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology, UCLA

Andrea Kasko, PhD - Associate Professor, Bioengineering, UCLA

Kazunori Kataoka, PhD – – Professor, Materials Engineering, Graduate School of Division of Clinical Biotechnology, Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Director General, Innovative Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM)

Ji-Wook Kim - Graduate Student, Center for Evolutionary Nanoparticles (CEN), Department of Chemistry, Yonsei University

Hiroaki Kinoh, PhD - Deputy Principal Research Scientist, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM Kataoka Lab)

Kostas Kostarelos, PhD Chair of Nanomediine, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences & the National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester

Charles M. Lieber, PhD - Professor and Chair, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Julia Liubimova, MD, PhD Director, Nanomedicine Research Center, Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai

Susanne Löffler, PhD - Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute

Jeff F. Miller, PhD - Director, California NanoSystems Institute; Fred Kavli Chair, NanoSystems Sciences; Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA

David J. Mooney, PhD - Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Andre Nel, MB ChB, PhD – – Distinguished Professor and Chief of NanoMedicine, Department Medicine; Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute; Director of the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, UCLA; Associate Editor, ACS Nano

Anil K. Patri, PhD - NCTR-ORA Nanotechnology Core Facility, Office of Scientific National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), FDA

Christian Plank, PhD – Professor, Institute of Experimental Oncology and Therapy Research, Technische Universität München;  CSO & President, ethris GmbH

Sabina Quadar, PhD - Senior Research Scientist, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM Kataoka Lab)

Agneta Richter-Dahlfors, PhD - - Professor, Center Director, Swedish Medical Nanoscience Karolinska Institute

Mihail C. Roco, PhD – Senior Advisor for Science and Engineering, National Science and National Nanotechnology Initiative

Leonard Rome, PhD  – Professor, Biological Chemistry; Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute, UCLA; Scientific Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, VaultNano Inc.

Michael Silton, MBA - Executive Director, UCLA Venture Capital Fund

Molly Stevens, FREng, PhD - Professor, Materials and Regenerative Medicine; Research Director, Biomedical Material Sciences, Department of Materials, Department of Bioengineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College

Shingo Ueno, PhD - Deputy Principal Research Scientist, Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM Ichiki Lab)

Chen Wang, PhD – Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology; Deputy Interface and Surface Physics Committee of Chinese Physics Society; Director, Youth Lab of Nanotech, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Paul S. Weiss, PhD - Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science Engineering, UCLA; UC Presidential Chair; Editor-in-Chief, ACS Nano

Ethan White - Graduate Student, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

Gerald Wong, PhD - Professor, Bioengineering; Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

Anna Wu, PhD - Director, JCCC Cancer Molecular Imaging; Professor, Molecular & Pharmacology; Faculty, Cellular and Molecular Pathology PhD Program, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, UCLA

Tae-Young Yoon, PhD - Principal Investigator, Creative Research Initiative Center for Single Molecule Systems Biology, Samsung Science and Technology Foundation; Professor, Center for Nanomedicine, Institute for Basic Science (IBS), YIBS Institute, Yonsei University

Jeffrey I. Zink, PhD - Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UCLA