The Open Science Summit unites researchers, life science industry professionals, students, patients and other stakeholders to discuss the future of collaborative science and innovation.
This, the second year, features in-depth sessions on new models for drug discovery and clinical trials, personal genomics, the patent system, the future of scientific publications, and more.
Alex is the managing director of 1DegreeBio. Alex worked for four years as an international project manager for the Structural Genomics Consortium, where she helped launch and manage dozens of international initiatives and projects.
Alexandra has an Honors Bachelorâ€™s Degree from the University of Toronto in International Relations, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Hult International Business School (formerly the Arthur D. Little School of Management), and an Organizational Change Management Certificate from Harvard University.
Alexandra has spent the past three years heavily involved in the start-up community, both in Boston and Toronto, and has consulted for small-to-medium sized companies in the area of innovation and strategic growth.
Elizabeth is a Scientist dedicated to understanding the causes of breast cancer development and progression.
Her current position is Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Hematology & Oncology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
I conducted my doctoral training in Cancer Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, U.K. under the supervision of Professor Alan Ashworth, before completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Miami under the mentorship of Professor Marc Lippman.
My research focuses on identifying and characterizing genes that regulate breast cancer development and progression using innovative techniques. I hope that doing so will facilitate the translation of this knowledge into useful therapeutic strategies, reducing breast cancer morbidity and mortality. She is a founder of Science Exchange, a marketplace for scheduling scientific experiments at core facilities.
Dr. Rago has authored nearly 30 papers in high-profile journals including Science, Nature, and PNAS. He received his BS in Biology from Rider University where he honed his passion for research while working in the immunology lab of Dr. James Riggs.
Adam has conducted academic research since early high school in fields such as chemistry, microbiology, and molecular immunology. He is also a physician, holding both an MD and a PhD. Adam currently functions as the scientific voice of Quartzy.