Speakers

Debra Aub Webster, PhD

Director, Advanced Therapy Product Development,
Cardinal Health Regulatory Sciences

Allan Bream

Process Specialist,
CRB

Jeffrey Bryan, DVM, PhD

Professor of Oncology, College of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Missouri

Katrina Case

Student,
Pembroke Hill High School

Kun Cheng, PhD

University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor, School of Pharmacy,
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kimberly Dodd, DVM, PhD

Director, Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, National Veterinary Services Laboratories,
USDA

Cyril Gay, DVM, PhD

Senior National Program Leader, Animal Production and Protection,Agricultural Research Service,
USDA

Klaus Hellmann

Managing Director,
KLIFOVET AG

Mary Lynn Higginbotham, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine,
Kansas State University

Sujith Joseph, PhD

Senior Staff Scientist, Center for Cell & Gene therapy, Departments of Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology,
Baylor College of Medicine

Stephen Higgs, PhD, FRES, FASTMH

Associate Vice President for Research, Director, Biosecurity Research Institute ,
Kansas State University

Ashley Kalinauskas

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder,
Torigen Pharmaceuticals

Chris Lorson, PhD

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Missouri

Joseph McGuirk, DO

Medical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant, Professor of Medicine,
University of Kansas Medical Center

Leonid Metelitsa, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology,
Baylor College of Medicine

Roxann Brooks Motroni, DVM, PhD

National Program Leader for Animal Health,
USDA

Waithaka Mwangi

Professor, Biotherapeutics, Vaccine, and Adjuvant Development, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, ,
Kansas State University

Doug Myers, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Children's Mercy

Mark Nichols, PhD

Interim Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development,
University of Missouri Kansas City

Eli Phillips, Jr., PharmD

Vice President, Insights & Engagement,
Cardinal Health

Joshua Sestak, PhD

President and CEO, Founder,
Orion BioScience

Dana Vanlandingham, PhD

Associate Professor, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine ,
Kansas State University

Tammie Wahaus

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CFO,
ELIAS Animal Health, TVAX Biomedical

Diana Whipple

Agricultural Research Service,
NBAF

Jarrod Wrampe, PE, Assoc. DBIA

Process Utilities Engineer,
CRB

Dennis Ridenour

President and Chief Executive Officer,
BioNexus KC

Keith Gary, PhD

Vice President,
BioNexus KC