Paul Tumpowsky – Paul advises entrepreneurs in hospitality and food related industries on developing and growing their businesses. He is also Chairman of the Board of the InSITE Fellowship, a program that works with VCs and successful entrepreneurs to mentor and develop start ups. Paul was a principal with Metropolis Venture Partners, an early-stage venture fund in New York. Prior to business school, he was with Andersen Consulting. Paul has an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and has studied at the Shibaura Institute of Technology in Tokyo.
Arturo Casadevall – MD, PhD is the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at the AECOM in the Bronx, New York. He is Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and served as Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Montefiore Medical Center. Arturo received both his MD and PhD (biochemistry) degrees from New York University in New York, New York. Since he joined the Einstein faculty in 1992 Arturo has mentored dozens of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty.
Ekaterina Dadachova – Ekaterina Dadachova, PhD is a Professor of Radiology and Microbiology and Immunology and Sylvia and Robert S. Olnick Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research at AECOM. Her expertise is radioimmunotherapy of cancer and infectious diseases and development of melanin-based radioprotectors. Before joining AECOM she was a staff member at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. Ekaterina holds BSc in Chemistry and PhD in Physical Chemistry from the Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia.
Anne Coble Voss – PhD, RDN, LDN, Author, Lecturer in Oncology Nutrition, Consultant in Nutrition Research Design. Anne Voss writes and speaks on oncology nutrition following a career as a Volwiler scientist for Abbott Nutrition. She has international experience in the creation of guidelines for oncology and serves on the Oncology Evidence Analysis Library work group for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has extensive experience in nutrition research in oncology patients and has developed novel product for adults with cancer induced weight loss. Dr. Voss worked for The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Hospitals, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has published over 75 journal articles, monographs, and book chapters, and is listed in Who’s Who in the World for her discovery of the pathway for the synthesis of the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), important in the development of brain and retina in newborn babies. Dr. Voss earned her undergraduate degree in Medical Dietetics and a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from The Ohio State University. She recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University, a President’s Award, and a Luminary Award from Abbott Laboratories.
Ginny Bank – Ginny Bank is the president and founder of Full Spectrum Consulting, a natural products consulting firm. A natural products chemist by training, she received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Science Education from University of Colorado in Boulder. Ms. Bank is an accomplished technical professional with over 20 years experience in all phases of technical management in the natural products industry–from initial research, product development and commercialization, to technical sales and marketing. She also has considerable expertise in the regulatory environment, including FDA and FTC compliance and GRAS notifications, for the food, supplement and medical foods industry. She is an industry-recognized expert in antioxidant research and holds four U.S. patents pertaining to antioxidants and their applications.
Les Eric Johnson – Sr. Technical Advisor, has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in all aspects of the development, manufacturing, quality, regulatory, and logistic of biologics, cellular therapies, drugs and devices. Mr. Johnson has a broad range of experience has held senior (up to VP) positions in Development, Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing and Operations at such companies as Bayer, Baxter and Cambrex/Lonza. Mr. Johnson has headed the products divisions for three cellular products companies: Progenitor Cell Therapies, Prima BioMed and Celsis. Mr. Johnson was the Senior Consultant for Biologics/CMC/Operations at Salamandra and Senior Consultant for Technology and Operations at Biologics Consulting Group. He has provided world-wide regulatory, quality, manufacturing, project management, corporate operations, and commercialization assistance to such clients as The Gates Foundation (PATH), Prima BioMed, Virxsys, Merck, GSK, LG Bio, Unither Vaccines, Omnia, Dipexium, Astellas, and Serum Institute of India. His current role at RRD International and our subsidiary, RSV Corporation, takes advantage of his experiences and his ability to identify new opportunities and to forge solid and successful relationships with our partners.
Dan Lifton – Dan Lifton is the CEO of Quality of Life Labs, a nutritional supplement company with a unique commitment to only use ingredients backed by human clinical studies and delivered in dosages supported by the research. Dan is an expert in evidence-based dietary supplements and has been a leading advocate for the adoption of clinically validated natural compounds by the mainstream medical community. Over the past 7 years, he has coordinated clinical research studies and lead a variety of educational initiatives to introduce important natural ingredients such PQQ, AHCC and Oligonol to clinicians worldwide. Dan has been a frequent guest on health radio programs throughout the country and has co-authored two health books. Dan holds a Master’s Degree with Honors from Columbia University and a B.S. cum laude from Georgetown University. He is a Certified Holistic Coach, a member of the American Society for Anti-Aging Medicine and currently serves as the Chairman of the Japan Bionutraceutical Research Association.