Day 1
November 20, 2019

9:00 am              WELCOME

Rita Colwell, PhD
President, Rosalind Franklin Society
Mary Ann Liebert
Founder, Rosalind Franklin Society


Susan Hockfield, PhD
Past President

   McNulty Foundation

Anne McNulty
Co-Founder & President
McNulty Foundation

Paul Angiolillo, PhD
Saint Joseph's University
McNulty Foundation Program

Teresa Boyer, EdD
Villanova University
McNulty Foundation Progam

Kelle Cruz, PhD
Hunter College
McNulty Foundation Program

  Jennifer Shieh, PhD

Chief Scientist & Sr. Technology Policy Advisor
White House Office of Science & Technology Policy,
        Investment and Innovation
US Small Business Administration

 11:15 am - 11:30 am        BREAK

  National Academy of Science,
Science & Entertainment Exchange

Ann Merchant
Deputy Executive Director

  Tracy Richmond McKnight, PhD
Valerion Therapeutics, LLC

 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm LUNCH


Reshma Shetty, PhD
Founder, Ginkgo Bioworks;
Rosalind Franklin Award

Ellen Foxman, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Immunobiology;
Levine Lab Laureate Award
Yale University

Ritu Raman, PhD
Engineer, Writer & Educator, MIT;
Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative
        Medicine & Cell Therapy
Founder, WisDM

  Lyda Hill Philanthropies


Susan Solomon
CEO & Founder
New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute

 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm BREAK


Seema Kumar
V.P. Innovation, Global Health Policy Communications
J & J

Chris Dwan
Independent Consultant
for the Life Sciences

Erin O’Shea, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD
American Association for Cancer Research

Rachel Green, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology
Johns Hopkins University

 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wistar Reception & Presentation

Kathrin Jansen, PhD
SVP, Vaccine and Research Development

Day 2

November 21, 2019

 8:45 am  WELCOME and RECAP


Shirley Malcom, PhD
Head of Education and Human Resources Programs
AAAS; SEA Change

Rhonda Davis
Head of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of the Director National Science Foundation

Deanna Church, PhD
Sr. Director, Mammalian Applications

Stephen Ekker, PhD
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Mayo Clinic

 10:30 am – 10:45 am BREAK


Beth Shelton
Executive Director
Girl Scouts of Iowa

George Thibault, MD
Past President
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Alex Helman, PhD
Associate Program Officer
National Academy of Sciences