Gene E. Robinson obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1986 and joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. He holds a University Swanlund Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professorship, is director (since 2011) of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) and director (since 1990) of the Bee Research Facility, and is a former director of the campus Neuroscience Program (2001-2011).
Dr. Marie-Claire Arrieta is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Physiology, Pharmacology and Pediatrics of the University of Calgary. Her research group explores the intestinal colonization with microbes early in lab, its ecological patters and immune consequences to humans.
Dr. Meghan Azad is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba, Canada. With dual expertise in basic science (biochemistry and genetics) and clinical research (epidemiology and pediatrics), Dr. Azad conducts translational research on the developmental origins of chronic disease. Her current research focuses on maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, and breast milk composition in the development and prevention of childhood obesity, asthma and allergic disease. Dr.
Eva Jablonka is a professor in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv and a member of the Sagol School for Brain Research. Her main interest is the understanding of evolution, especially evolution that is driven by non-genetic hereditary variations, and the evolution of nervous systems and consciousness. She has published many papers and co-authored several books on these topics. Her post-Doctoral studies were in the Philosophy of Science, and in Developmental Genetics.
Kimberly Noble is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and pediatrician who studies socioeconomic disparities in children's neurocognitive development. She received her undergraduate, graduate, and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and trained at the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her pediatrics residency at Columbia University Medical Center/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian. She is now an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the G.H.
Turhan Canli is an Associate Professor of Integrative Neuroscience at Stony Brook University. Canli's primary research interests cover the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology. Dr. Canli is the Director of the Graduate Program in Genetics, which coordinates education and training activities across 100 laboratories at Stony Brook University, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Brookhaven National Laboratory, and currently supports 50 Ph.D. students in Genetics.