My team specializes in generating pharma-grade critical reagents to be used in PK/ADA and diagnostic assays. I earned a PhD in Biochemistry from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and completed my postdoctoral work at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. I enjoy using multidisciplinary scientific skills to solve problems and facilitate biological drug development programs for clients.
Director – R&D Custom Reagents & Conjugation Chemistry, B2S Life Sciences
Head of Internal Global Communication, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
I oversee the strategy and execution for all internal communication, comprising of employee engagement, change management and C-suite communication. I have nine years of experience leading crisis management, branding and marketing efforts across complex organizations. I have served in various progressive roles for the American Red Cross, Special Olympics, Eaton Corporation, the NBA and Radio One.
I joined the IUSM Emergency Medicine Dept in 2016 as an Assistant Professor following a National Academy of Science Fellowship at the Naval Research Laboratory in DC. My passion is in developing safer pharmaceutical agents in the blood clot formation and digestion research space resulting in >40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 7 issued patents.
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
President and Co-Founder, Indiana Lysis Technologies LLC
Joseph Chabenne, PhD
I was born and raised in Indiana and I am proud to be a Hoosier. I am a highly dedicated family man, and passionate about my faith. Early on I developed an interest in anatomy and physiology and these interests continue to influence my current work studying metabolic disorders and their treatment. I find great joy in my academic and entrepreneurial pursuits and views and consider the efforts as a personal commitment to contribute to the scientific community in Indiana and beyond.
I acquired my PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky in 2012. Through a piece of advice from a collaborator, I conducted a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ken White at IU focused on endocrinology of bone. I started my own lab in 2018 as a tenure track assistant professor to research bone health in chronic kidney disease in an effort to identify novel therapeutic interventions that have beneficial effects on bone and overall mineral metabolism
Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine
Jill Ivers, PhD
Senior Manager Global Research – Vascular, Cook Medical
I began my career at Cook Medical in 2016 following the completion of my doctoral degree in Cellular & Integrative Physiology at the IU School of Medicine. While at Cook, I have led numerous large-scale research projects and managed external collaborations to support new product development. Most recently, I joined the Vascular Division to lead a Research team tasked with investigating new therapeutic areas and emerging technologies to support Cook’s long-term portfolio.
I am a scientist working at the intersection of data science, medicine, and genetics. Fundamentally, I believe that the most impactful research occurs in interdisciplinary research groups where clinicians, bench scientists, and increasingly patients drive us to identify problems that we, as computational researchers, can solve with novel methodologies. My research focuses on developing deep transfer learning techniques to better understand multi-omic data from tumor and dementia patients.
Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine
Director – Home Health, IU Health
I currently oversee operations for the Hospital at Home and Remote Patient Monitoring Services. In addition to this, I have led teams to help launch innovative models of care that reduce costs for patients as well as payors. I am a servant leader who finds joy and purpose in bringing people together to focus on the common goal of delivering “the best care designed for you”.
I grew up in Guilin, China and then went to Beijing for my undergraduate degree at Tsinghua University. In 2005, I came to U.S. and earned a PhD degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I then lived in the heart of Manhattan for five years working as a Postdoc at New York University. In 2016, I started my own lab at Purdue, West Lafayette, to use functional genomics and systems biology approaches to under how plants respond to signals.
I am currently involved in the implementation of an Enterprise project in D365 CE. My experience working with groups across the my company’s sites in the US for Smartsheet and process development gave me valuable insight into what my current implementation aims to accomplish. My history in scaling, coordinating, and aligning efforts serves to help provide my projects with the support they need to succeed.
I am a writer at heart and started my career as a copywriter at Cook Medical. I have since dove deeper in the science and strategy of medical devices, launching products for hernia repair, therapeutic endoscopy, and embryo culture. I now lead the product marketing team in Cook’s reproductive health specialty. My passion is in finding new ways to make marketing and communication a force for good in healthcare.
My interest in science began at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, WV and continued into my masters program at the University of Florida. In my free time, I work with JDRF to raise awareness about insulin affordability and different ways to support those with Type 1 Diabetes. In December, I plan on marrying my fiancé and best friend, Marshall Sparenberg.
I am an Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry at Purdue University and hold a PhD in biophysics from Yale University. I completed postdoctoral fellowships in cryo-electron tomography and correlative techniques at Caltech and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. My research group studies the relationship between protein organization and function in viruses and bacterial microcompartments, with applications in infectious disease and bioengineering.
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Sanket Mishra, PhD
Co-Founder and Vice President Preclinical Research & Development, Grannus Therapeutics
I am a synthetic medicinal chemist with broad knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences such as pharmacology, biochemistry, pharmacognosy, pathophysiology, physical and analytical chemistry with rigorous scientific thinking and a proven track record of advancing drug discovery programs. Experience (~11 plus years) in both industry and academic drug development. My goal is to contribute and/or invent novel medicines by applying innovative approaches to address the challenges in improving human health.
I joined Roche in 2019 as an Intern before transitioning into the Accelerated Development Program. I combined my engineering background with strong business understanding and stakeholder management skills to deliver exceptional outcomes to the teams I support.
Manager and Senior Research Scientist, Parkview Health
I am a Senior Research Scientist and Manager of the Health Services and Informatics Research Lab in the Parkview Research Center (PRC) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My research explores how the use of digital technologies impact health and social norms with a focus on connecting digital traces to defined health outcomes. My current portfolio of research includes expanding the concept of digital self harm and developing tools and processes to support patients with chronic illnesses.
I received a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Toledo majoring in Pharmacology and Toxicology. I then attended IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis and received a PhD in Toxicology. Over the course of my graduate education, I became involved in the Indianapolis and Central Indiana community through networking and volunteering and determined that Indy would be home from now on.
Study Director and Manager-Study Direction, Labcorp Drug Development
Daniel Sheik, PhD
Director of Research and Technology, Amplified Sciences
Leading the Amplified Sciences team as we develop an assay platform to improve diagnostics for diseases where early detection can have a tremendous impact has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Throughout my career I have studied a variety of disease indications, from biochemical imbalances to infectious agents, discovering how to exploit the underlying chemistry to better diagnose and treat patients. I am extremely motivated to use my knowledge and experience to help patients in need.
I have been working at Labcorp Drug Development for 3.5 years and feel very passionate about the work that myself and our organization does for the world. I have always been extremely passionate about the sciences since I was a child and will always be a life-long learner. I value leadership/mentorship and helping others succeed as everyone has the potential to be great. I believe in passing down my values of ethics, optimism, and kindness to my children to allow them a brighter future.
Senior Director, Strategy and Ops Sports Marketing, Lilly
With 15+ years’ experience in marketing, I have led strategy, implementation, and measurement of marketing initiatives to drive patients to talk to their physicians about therapies and medicines. Most notably, I managed Lilly’s first-ever Olympic Sponsorship and Masterbrand campaign which produced lifts in awareness, consideration, reputation, new patient starts and revenue. Additionally the Masterbrand campaign, A Medicine Company, won a US Effie Marketing Award for Corporate Reputation.
I used to be a wildlife scientist before I become a faculty who mainly work with K-12 educators. My research focusing on developing the best practices of integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through Agriculture, Food, and Nature Resources (AFNR) instructional design for both formal and non-formal educators. My career goal is to increase teachers’ STEM teaching capacity by using real-world problems that occur in a complex AFNR (life science) system.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Indiana University School of Medicine
Post-doc research associate (Aug. 014 – June.2020): University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States. Assistant professor (July.2020 – now): Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia
I run a research lab at Purdue University to advance pharmacogenetics for a variety of neurological diseases, primarily neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Our lab’s main focus is on voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.2, encoded by Scn2a, a leading gene involved in severe autism and epilepsy. We study the disease mechanisms underlying Nav1.2-related disorders, and develop next-generation gene therapies to treat these devastating disorders in a precision medicine manner.
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