David Schodin, JD, PhD

David Schodin, JD, PhD, served as Director, Business Development & Licensing for Abbott Molecular, a division of Abbott Laboratories, where he led a team responsible for forming strategic and tactical collaborations with academic institutions and other companies, including new asset evaluations, access, and IP Licensing, with a focus on Oncology. Prior to this position, Mr. Schodin was a patent attorney with experience both at Abbott Laboratories and in the premier boutique IP law firm, Leydig, Voit & Mayer. Mr. Schodin’s PhD is in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, where Mr. Schodin conducted ten years of basic molecular biology and gene expression research.

Linda T. Vahdat, MD

Linda Vahdat is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Breast Cancer Research Program at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) in New York City. She has performed clinical and translational research in breast cancer for more than 19 years with a focus on new therapies in patients with high risk of relapse and metastatic disease. Over the past 12 years, Dr. Vahdat has directed and built an integrated program at WCMC, one arm of which is to develop new technology to better treat patients.

János Szöllősi, PhD

János Szöllősi is Professor of Biophysics and Cell Biology at University of Debrecen, Hungary. Dr. Szöllősi has been playing a crucial role in developing and improving cell biological applications of fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)-based techniques. In his research he uses flow and image cytometric approaches extensively. He is currently involved in cancer research, focusing on tyrosine kinase signal transduction and the role of cancer stem cells in cancer resistance.

Sean K. Murphy

Sean Murphy is CEO of SKMurphy, Inc., a strategic advisory firm based in Silicon Valley that specializes in market creation and new technology product introduction. Prior to SKMurphy, Mr. Murphy has worked for Cisco Systems, 3Com, and AMD in a variety of engineering management, marketing, and business development roles. He holds a BS in Mathematical Sciences and an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.