Joan W. Bennett
Distinguished Professor
Rutgers University


Christina Berberich

Medical Science Liaison, Abbott Nutrition Research,
Scientific & Medical Affairs

Todd A. Black, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Infectious Diseases
Merck Research Laboratories

Keith Bostian, Ph.D.
Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship

Raina Fichorova, Ph.D., MD, M.Sci (Hon)
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Biology
Harvard Medical School
Director of Genital Tract Biology
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Romina Goldszmid, Ph.D.
Cancer & Inflammation Program
NIH Stadtman Investigator

Harvey Homan, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Corporate Development
Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship

Gerard Honig, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
Symbiotic Health

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Sathapana (Sam) Kongsamut, Ph.D.*
Owner and Principal
Rudder Serendip LLC

Winston Kuo, DMSc
Predicine Holdings, Ltd

Laurel Lagenaur, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist


Sridhar Mani, MD
Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein School of Medicine

Camilia R. Martin, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
The Establishment of the Early Microbiome in Neonates:
Determinants, Risks, & Therapeutics

John Pace, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Scientific Research
ATCC Center for Translational Microbiology
Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship
Sean University


Tasha Santiago-Rodriguez, Ph.D.
ATCC-Center for Translational Microbiology
Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship

Howard Young, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator
Cancer & 
Inflammation Program

Center for Cancer Research
NCI at Frederick
Frederick, MD

With the explosion in microbiome research, emerging studies suggest a growing appreciation of this complex environment's roles.  Join your colleagues from academic and industry labs to share deepening understanding of the impact on disease/health states, immunology, and the importance of very early exposure to the mother.

This Symposium will Address:
-Overview of Collaborations, progress in understanding the Microbiome
-Current Research on the flow of the Microbiome from mother to child
-The interplay of the Microbiome with Immunotherapy
-Methods and Validation Technologies for Microbiome Research
-Industry Perspectives- Leveraging Knowledge of the Microbiome

This program is a follow-up to "Altering the Microbiome: Can it Impact Health?" co-organized by the BioPharma Research Council and the National Cancer Institute last year. Click here for the 2015 agenda.

*Committee Member