EXPLO Future of Medicine | 2018 Experts + Advisors

Future of Medicine Experts + Advisors

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David Mulligan, M.D. Chief of Transplantation Surgery + Immunology, Yale-New Haven Medical Center

Dr. Mulligan is a multiorgan transplant surgeon with premier expertise in liver transplantation. He spent 15 years at the Mayo Clinic where he built a multiorgan transplant program that became the top in the United States boasting the best long-term patient and graft survival rates. He is now the chief of transplantation surgery and immunology at Yale-New Have Medical Center where he leads a patient-centered, collaborative team at the cutting edge of science. He has been an active leader for multiple national and international organizations, and led major efforts focused on reducing the disparity of access to life-saving livers in the U.S. across our current geographic areas.

Celine Gounder, M.D. HIV/Infectious Disease Specialist + Internist, Epidemiologist, Journalist + Filmmaker

Dr. Celine Gounder is a practicing HIV/infectious diseases specialist and internist, epidemiologist, journalist, and filmmaker. She is the host and producer of “In Sickness and in Health,” a new podcast on health and social justice, and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian US, The Washington Post, Reuters, Quartz, Sports Illustrated, and Bloomberg View . She’s a frequent expert guest on MSNBC, CNN, HLN, Al Jazeera America, CBS, BBC, MTV, and Oprah Prime. She’s best known for her print and TV coverage of the Ebola, Zika, and opioid abuse epidemics. Dr. Gounder is currently on a an "ill-health tour" of the U.S., caring for patients in disease hotspots throughout the country, from Indian reservations to Appalachia. In early 2015, Dr. Gounder spent two months volunteering as an Ebola aid worker in Guinea. She is currently making Dying to Talk , a feature-length documentary about the Ebola epidemic in Guinea. Dr. Gounder holds degrees from Princeton, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Washington, and has practiced medicine at internationally-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins University. She was elected a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 2016. Dr. Gounder’s work most recently earned her the distinction as one of People magazine’s 25 Women Changing the World.

Floyd E. Romesberg, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry The Scripps Research Institute

Dr. Romesberg has managed a research group at The Scripps Research Institute since 1998. His group uses a broad range of techniques, including non-linear optical spectroscopy, organic chemistry, microbiology, and genetics, to study different aspects of evolution. This work has been described in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Dr. Romesberg is best known for developing unnatural base pairs for the expansion of the genetic alphabet and is also working to develop novel antibiotics, as well as to understand how evolution tailors protein dynamics and how cellular stress and DNA damage induce cell-cycle checkpoint responses and mutations. Dr. Romesberg is also the scientific founder and a member of the board of directors of Synthorx. Prior to Synthorx, he served as the scientific co-founder and a member of the board of directors of RQx Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Genentech) and Achaogen. Dr. Romesberg received a B.S. in chemistry from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Cornell University.

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