ORGANIZERS

Advisory Board

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Abby Trotter
Owner Hall Strategies, Executive Director Life Science Tennessee

Jim Monsor
Jim Monsor     CEO at Relay Life Science

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James Bell, MBA
Commercialization and Operations Executive Medical Devices and Digital Health

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Michael Hoffmeyer
Director Crews Center for Entrepreneurship at University of Memphis

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Richard Magid
Vice President University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Board of Directors -Life Science Tennessee, Mentor – ZeroTo510

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Isaac Rodriguez, PhD
Co Founder, CEO/CSO– SweetBio, Inc

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Alex Cate
Consultant– Hall Strategies

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Chadwick Lynnis Riggs
Technology Transfer Marketing Associate– St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Brandon Wellford
Brandon Wellford CFO at Memphis Bioworks Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellow in Pharmacology at University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Kamalika Mukherjee Research Lab Specialist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Rebecca Bramlett
Rebecca Bramlett Program Manager, ZeroTo510 Medical Device Accelerator

Organizing Team

Life Science Tennessee, Mid-South Academic Alliance

Executive Director Parimal Samir, PhD Postdoctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Outreach Co-director Laura Hamel, PhD Postdoctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Outreach Co-director Kavya Annu Graduate Student, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Entrepreneurism Director Yiwei Liu, PhD Postdoctoral Research Associate St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Career development Director Aditi, PhD Postdoctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sponsorship Co-director Helene Tournu, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Sponsorship Co-director Giri Kumar Chandaka, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Institutional Liaison Stephanie Smith Postdoctoral Research Associate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Institutional Liaison Allison Fetz Graduate Research Assistant, University of Memphis
 Policy Director  Naren Hariharan  Quality Assurance Manager, ASQ, CMQ/OE NuVasive