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2023 Speaking Faculty

Mollie Roth, JD
Mollie Roth, JDConference Chair

The Annual Translational Microbiome Conference

Heidi Hau, Ph.D.
Heidi Hau, Ph.D.VP, Scientific Affairs & Partnerships

Clinical Microbiomics

Chrysi Sergaki, Ph.D.
Chrysi Sergaki, Ph.D.Principal Investigator, Microbiome Group Leader

Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, United Kingdom

Nathan Price, Ph.D.
Nathan Price, Ph.D.Chief Scientific Officer

Thorne HealthTech

Nikole Kimes, Ph.D.
Nikole Kimes, Ph.D.Founder

Siolta Therapeutics

Jeremy Wilkinson, Ph.D.
Jeremy Wilkinson, Ph.D.Senior Staff Specialist, Microbial Genomics


Frank Xu, Ph.D.
Frank Xu, Ph.D.Head of Analysis & Strain R&D

DSM Nutritional Products

Cassandra Isley
Cassandra IsleyChief Executive Officer

Microbiome Alliance for Disease Prevention

Roshonda Jones, Ph.D.
Roshonda Jones, Ph.D.Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Nom Nom

Leigh Frame, Ph.D.
Leigh Frame, Ph.D.Associate Director, Resiliency & Well-Being Center, Program Director, Integrative Medicine, School of Medicine & Health Sciences,

George Washington University

Cynthia L. Sears, MD
Cynthia L. Sears, MDBloomberg-Kimmel Professorship of Cancer Immunotherapy, Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Nithya Krishnakumar
Nithya KrishnakumarSenior Research Associate II


Lan Hu, Ph.D.
Lan Hu, Ph.D.Director, Data Science & Bioinformatics


Chris Damman, MD
Chris Damman, MDClinical Associate Professor

University of Washington

Aaron Del Duca
Aaron Del DucaLead, Business Development

One Codex

Rajita Menon, Ph.D.
Rajita Menon, Ph.D.Associate Director, Modeling & Statistics

Vedanta Biosciences

Ping Hu, Ph.D.
Ping Hu, Ph.D.R&D Director, Principal Scientist

Procter & Gamble

Shawn Green, Ph.D.
Shawn Green, Ph.D.Founder & CEO


Hasan Nur, Ph.D., MBA
Hasan Nur, Ph.D., MBAChief Executive Officer

EZ Biome

Christian Freguia, Ph.D.
Christian Freguia, Ph.D.Senior VP Research

Rise Therapeutics

Laurel Lagenaur, Ph.D.
Laurel Lagenaur, Ph.D.Senior Scientist


Holly Ganz, Ph.D.
Holly Ganz, Ph.D.Chief Science Officer, Co-Founder,

Animal Biome

Brice Le Francois, Ph.D.
Brice Le Francois, Ph.D.Senior R&D Manager - Technology,

DNA Genotek

Christine Taturu, Ph.D.
Christine Taturu, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Researcher,

Oregon State University

Nezar Al-Hebshi, Ph.D.
Nezar Al-Hebshi, Ph.D.Co-director, Oral Microbiome Research Laboratory, Kornberg School of Dentistry,

Temple University

Kamlesh Oza, Ph.D.
Kamlesh Oza, Ph.D.Head Technical Formulation & Application Services - North America,


Kris Locken, M.Sc.
Kris Locken, M.Sc.Microbiome Specialist,

Zymo Research Corporation

Eric Luellen, MSc., MPH
Eric Luellen, MSc., MPHCo-founder & Chief Technology & Innovation Officer,

Turing Biosciences

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