Darcy Kelley

Darcy B. Kelley, Ph.D., is a widely acclaimed developmental neurobiologist, as well as the Harold Weintraub Professor of Biological Sciences and HHMI Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University, Editor of Developmental Neurobiology, and Co-Director of the Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia University. Dr. Kelley’s lab studies acoustic...

Galit Yovel

Galit Yovel pursued and completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Chicago in 2001 under the supervision of Jerre Levy and Ken Paller, Dr. Yovel. After that, she continued her postdoctoral studies at MIT in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. While at MIT, Dr. Yovel trained in the lab of...

Miriam Merad

Miriam Merad, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed physician-scientist and leader in the fields of dendritic cell and macrophage biology. Through her seminal discoveries about the development and functional identity of tissue resident dendritic cells and macrophages during homeostasis, Merad has helped to identify dysregulated pathways that can be harnessed to treat cancer and...

Kaja Wasik

Kaja Wasik is an entrepreneur and a scientist dedicated to applying genomic and genetic studies to the benefit of global health. She is a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of a Biotech company, Variant Bio. Founded in 2018, Variant Bio focuses on identifying new therapeutic targets and developing therapies for globally unmet medical needs,...

Nancy Thornberry

Nancy Thornberry is the CEO of Kallyope, a biotech company focusing on therapeutic potential of the gut-brain axis.  She is also a board member for Schrodinger, Intarcia and Denali Therapeutics.    Thornberry received her BS in Chemistry and Biology in 1979 from Muhlenberg College.  She then joined Merck Research Labs as a biochemist.  She held...

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