Advisory Committee

Janice Bourque, Managing Director, Life Sciences, Hercules Capital 

Jennifer Cochran, Shriram Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University 

Brian Cook, Executive Director, Transactions, Bristol Myers Squibb 

Michelle Doig, Partner, Head of Corporate Development, Omega Funds 

Jack Florio, Managing Director, Weild & Co. 

Chris Garabedian, Chairman & CEO, Xontogeny  

Kate Haviland, CEO, Blueprint Medicines 

Jennifer Hawks Bland, CEO, NewYorkBIO 

Anna Kazanchyan, MD, Chairwoman and CEO, Saghmos Therapeutics 

Guido Lanza, Vice President, Integrated Research, Valo Health 

Evan Loh, MD, CEO, Paratek 

Glennis Mehra, PhD, Director, BioLabs New York 

Sara Nayeem, MD, Partner, Avoro Ventures 

Kimberly Nearing, Venture Partner, BVCF 

Dennis Purcell, Founder and Senior Advisor, Aisling Capital 

Stephen M. Ritoch, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Blaise Group International, Inc. (BGI)

Philip Ross, Global Chairman, Healthcare Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan 

Sandor Schoichet, Co-Founder and Partner, Biopharma Sustainability Roundtable 

Mahendra Shah, Managing Director, Vivo Capital 

Jennifer Sheng, Managing Director, Citi 

Takaaki Tobaru, Partner, Remiges Ventures 

Michael Ward, Vice President, Public Policy, Alliance for Aging Research