2018 Speakers

Alejandro Alvarado, PhD
Investigator
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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Becky Bart, PhD
Assistant Member
Danforth Plant Science Center

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Elizabeth Bryda, PhD
Professor
University of Missouri

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Wayne Carter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

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Anand Chandrasekhar
Professor, Division of Biological Sciences and Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri

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Kevin Davies, PhD
Executive Vice President, Strategic Development
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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Dongsheng Duan, PhD
Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor in Medical Research
University of Missouri

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Alexander Franz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
University of Missouri

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Tara Nealey, PhD
Shareholder, Vice Chair Biotechnology & Life Sciences Patent Practice
Polsinelli

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Shondra Miller, PhD
Assistant Member, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Founding Director, Center for Advanced Genome Engineering
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Brad Olson, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Biology
Kansas State University

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Richard Payne, MD
Executive Vice President, Strategic Development
Center for Practical Bioethics

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Randall Prather, PhD
Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Division of Animal Science 
University of Missouri

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Stanley Qi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Chemical & Systems Biology
Stanford University

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Jay Vivian, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center

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Liang Xu
Professor of Cancer Biology
University of Kansas

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Hao Zhu, PhD
Associate Professor 
University of Kansas Medical Center 

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