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Past Conference Speakers


Keynote Speaker

Conference Speakers & Panelists

Mira Chaurushiya

Mira Chaurushiya

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Senior Partner, Westlake Village BioPartners

Marianne De Backer, PhD, MBA

Marianne De Backer, PhD, MBA

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EVP Global Head, Strategy & Business Development, Bayer

Steve Bartz

Steve Bartz

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Vice President Corporate Development, Seattle Genetics

Dan Estes, Ph.D.

Dan Estes, Ph.D.

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General Partner, Frazier Healthcare Partners

Stephen C. Ferruolo

Stephen C. Ferruolo

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Partner, Perkins Coie

Rusty Gage

Rusty Gage

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President, Salk Institute

Carol Gallagher

Carol Gallagher

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Partner, New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA)

Kevin Grimes

Kevin Grimes

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Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology; Co-director of the SPARK Program at Stanford University School of Medicine

Jeff Guise

Jeff Guise

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Partner, Evershed Sutherland

Cheston Larson

Cheston Larson

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Partner, Latham & Watkins

Grace Han McMahon

Grace Han McMahon

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AVP and Head, Pacific Business Development & Licensing, Merck

Katie Hewitt

Katie Hewitt

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Chief Business Officer, Lilly New Ventures at Eli Lilly and Company

Rich Heyman

Rich Heyman

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Former Chair, Vividion Therapeutics

Mike Jung

Mike Jung

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Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UCLA

Chau Quang Khuong

Chau Quang Khuong

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Former Private Equity Partner, OrbiMed Advisors

Jim Krenn

Jim Krenn

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Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Scott Lippman

Scott Lippman

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Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director of the Moores Cancer Center, Chugai Pharmaceutical Chair, and Associate Vice Chancellor at UC San Diego School of Medicine

Stefan Luzi

Stefan Luzi

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Partner, Gilde Healthcare

Shyam Masrani

Shyam Masrani

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Principal, Medicxi

Chris Nardo

Chris Nardo

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Managing Director, Life Sci Partners

Carole Nuechterlein

Carole Nuechterlein

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Head, Roche Venture Fund

Joe Panetta

Joe Panetta

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President and CEO, Biocom California

Armin Rump

Armin Rump

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Director of Global Business Development, Otsuka

Jay Stamatis, MBA

Jay Stamatis, MBA

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Vice President, Head of Business Development and Acquisitions, AbbVie

Matt Tremblay

Matt Tremblay

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Chief Operating Officer, The Scripps Research Institute and Calibr

Lesley Stolz, Ph. D

Lesley Stolz, Ph. D

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Regional Vice President, Early Innovation Partnering, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Alex Szidon, PhD

Alex Szidon, PhD

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Chief Business Officer, Resilience

Jeffrey Warmke, PhD

Jeffrey Warmke, PhD

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

John Wehrli

John Wehrli

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Partner, Wilson Sonsini

Asish Xavier

Asish Xavier

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J&J Innovation - JJDC, Vice President, Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson