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
President and Founder at Medical Device Guru LLC; Mentor at Life Science Tennessee and ZeroTo510

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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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Scott Elmer, JD
 Director of Technology Licensing – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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

Mentors

Elizabeth Lemmonds

Elizabeth Lemmonds Director of Talent and Curriculum, Epicenter Memphis 
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Josh Herwig Co-Founder and CTO, Somavac Medical Solutions, Inc
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Isaac Rodriguez, PhD
Co Founder, CEO/CSO– SweetBio, Inc
Scott Laster

Scott Laster Independent Consultant, Greater Memphis 

Organizing Team

Life Science Tennessee, Mid-South Academic Alliance

Executive Director Chidi Zacheaus Graduate Student, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Sponsorship Directors Jessica Baker Graduate Student, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Event Coordinator Kavya Annu Graduate Student, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Communication/Media Director-                    UTHSC Amal Haji Assa Graduate Student, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
External Affairs/Liaison Ryan Hughes Patent to Product, UofM
Institutional Liaison-      St. Jude/UofM Surabhi Naik Biostatistician, UofM
Institutional Liaison- CBU/UTHSC Akram Mohammed Information Technology Administrator, UTHSC