2019 Speakers


Keynote Speaker at 2019 Conference

John Reed, M.D., Ph.D.

John Reed, M.D., Ph.D.

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Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research & Development, Sanofi

2019 Conference Speakers

David Allison

David Allison

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Partner, 5AM Ventures

Joseph Baroldi

Joseph Baroldi

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Vice President, Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Jeremy Bender

Jeremy Bender

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Vice President Corporate Development, Gilead Sciences

Miranda Biven

Miranda Biven

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Partner, Intellectual Property, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Daniel Bradbury

Daniel Bradbury

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Chairman and CEO, Equillium

David Coats

David Coats

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Founder and Managing Director, Correlation Ventures

Steven Chinowsky

Steven Chinowsky

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Partner, Latham & Watkins

Kanad Das

Kanad Das

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Investment Director, Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund

Marianne De Backer

Marianne De Backer

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Global Vice President, M&A Operations, Divestitures and IDV BD, Johnson & Johnson

Jason Dinges

Jason Dinges

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Investment Advisor, Morningside Ventures

Mike Dudley

Mike Dudley

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President and CEO, Qpex Biopharma

Jon Edwards

Jon Edwards

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Partner, Medicxi

Luke Evnin

Luke Evnin

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Co-Founder & Managing Director, MPM Capital

Don Frail

Don Frail

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Senior Vice President, Research, External Science & Innovation, and Non-Clinical and Translational Sciences, Allergan

Kevin Gorman

Kevin Gorman

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CEO, Neurocrine Biosciences

Henry Gosebruch

Henry Gosebruch

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Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, AbbVie

Reza Halse

Reza Halse

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President, Merck Research Labs Ventures

Chris Haskell, Ph.D.

Chris Haskell, Ph.D.

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Vice President and Head of the West Coast Innovation Center, Bayer

Natasha Hernday

Natasha Hernday

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Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Seattle Genetics

Richard Heyman

Richard Heyman

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Executive Chairman and Co-founder, Metacrine Inc.

Rachna Khosla

Rachna Khosla

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Vice President, Business Development, Amgen

Chau Quang Khuong

Chau Quang Khuong

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Private Equity Partner, Orbimed

Ellen Licking

Ellen Licking

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Senior Analyst, Global Life Sciences, EY

John McDonald

John McDonald

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Corporate Vice President, R&D Business Development, Novo Nordisk

Diego Miralles

Diego Miralles

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CEO, Vividion Therapeutics

Vijay Murthy

Vijay Murthy

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Principal, Venture Investments, JJDC

Ron Newbold

Ron Newbold

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Senior Vice President and Head of US Business Development & Alliances, Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals

Carole Nuechterlein

Carole Nuechterlein

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Head, Roche Venture Fund

Michael O’Donnell

Michael O’Donnell

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Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Ioannis Sapountzis

Ioannis Sapountzis

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Corporate Senior Vice President, Business Development, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Josh Schimmer

Josh Schimmer

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Senior Managing Director, Evercore ISI

Avi Spier

Avi Spier

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Director, NIBR BD&L, Search and Evaluation, Novartis

Caroline Stout

Caroline Stout

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Principal, EcoR1 Capital

Benjamin Thorner

Benjamin Thorner

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Senior Vice President, Business Development and Licensing, Merck Research Laboratories

Court Turner

Court Turner

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Venture Partner, LYZZ Capital

Kwame Ulmer

Kwame Ulmer

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Venture Partner, Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health

DA Wallach

DA Wallach

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Recording Artist and Songwriter turned Investor, Inevitable Ventures

Jeffrey Warmke

Jeffrey Warmke

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Senior Vice President, Search and Evaluation & Alliance Management, Global Business Development, Daiichi Sankyo

Bradley Wolff

Bradley Wolff

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Head of West Coast Life Sciences, Citi Corporate and Investment Banking