Peter Lloyd Nara, MSc, DVM, PhD, FAAAS
Dr. Nara currently is the Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman & co-founder of Biological Mimetics, Inc. and holds the Endowed Eugene Lloyd Entrepreneurial Chair and Professor in Vaccinology, founding Center Director for the Center for Advanced Host Defense, Immunobiotics, and Translational Comparative Medicine in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, is an adjunct professor of Microbiology/Immunology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa. Dr. Nara holds a M.Sc. in Immuno-pharmacology, a combined Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Ph.D. (retro-virology/oncogenesis) from The Ohio State University, 4 year combined residency in Comparative Pathology and NIH senior post-doctoral Fellowship at both the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and the NIH respectively. He has received numerous awards and recognition and in 2011 was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his work related to Deceptive Imprinting and Immune Refocusing Technology. Dr. Nara and his team while at the NCI were the original discovers of the phenomena of Deceptive Imprinting and invented the first generation of Immune Refocusing Technology.
Garth Ehrlich, PhD, FAAAS
Systemic Microbiology & Genomics
Dr Ehrlich is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Drexel University College of
Medicine (DUCoM) in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He also directs: the Center
for Genomic Sciences (CGS); the Center for Advanced Microbial
Processing (CAMP); and the Center for Surgical Infections and Biofilms
within the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at
DUCoM. In addition, he directs the Core Genomics Facility for the Drexel
University as a whole. CGS scientists utilize a broad array of comparative genomic techniques and bioinformatic tools, many developed in-house, to identify and characterize both virulence genes within pathogens, and susceptibility genes to pathogens within their hosts. Dr Ehrlich is also one of the founders of the field of Clinical Molecular Diagnostics (MDx), having been involved in the original application of PCR for the detection of human retroviruses in 1985 1 . He founded the MDx Division at UPMCand used these experiences to author the first textbook/lab manual for infectious disease (ID)MDx 2 . Together with a team of like-minded pioneers he was one of the founders of the Association for Molecular Pathology and served as the first co-chair of the ID section. Dr Ehrlich counts among his major contributions to science the mapping and cloning of several major human disease genes and the re-writing of much of our understanding of chronic bacterial pathogenesis.
Daniel L. Sindelar, DMD
Periodontics & Oral-Systemic Biology
Daniel L. Sindelar DMD attended business school at Saint Louis University and earned a dental degree at Washington University School of Dental Medicine in 1981. He attended the Harvard Executive Management Program in 2015 with a focus on Founders of Successful Startups. He received a Certificate in Finance from Harvard in 2016 with a focus on Valuation.
Over the last 10 years has played the lead role globally in establishing oral pathogens causality of systemic disease including cardiovascular disease.
He is co-founder and past president of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH). He has earned preceptorship certification by participating with cardiologists in the prevention of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. He is the founder and director of Oral Genomics, LLC.
Marc Penn, MD, PhD
- Former Medical Director, Cardiac ICU, Cleveland Clinic
- Former Director, Bakken Heart-Brain Institute
- Chief Medical Officer, Cleveland Heartlab
- Professor of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeast Ohio Medical University
StJohn Crean, PhD
- Executive Dean of College of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
- Robert Bradlaw advisor, Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Editor-in-Chief, Faculty Dental Journal
W. Sue T. Griffin, PhD
- Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neuroinflammation
- Dillard Professor & Vice Chairman, Donald W. Reynolds Dept. of Geriatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
- Director of Research, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, VAMC/CAVHS
Angela Kamer, DDS
- Research Scientist, NYU School of Medicine Center for Brain Health
- Associate Professor of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, New York University
Sim K. Singhrao, PhD
- Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire School of Medicine & Dentistry