Edu Suarez completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at Ponce School of Medicine (PR). She is a faculty member at the Department of Biology of the University of Puerto Rico-Ponce since 2004. The last 12 years Prof. Suarez acts as Program Director for an NIH undergraduate training grant to increase Biomedical Research in underrepresented populations. Dr. Suarez studied breast cancer at molecular/celular levels, searching for novel tratments including calcium sulfide nanoclusters. Most recently, her passion for reaching out to the community coupled with the Pink Luminous Advocacy Project (Silk-Pro,USA), leading her to seek and evaluate innovating breast cancer diagnostic devices.
University of Genoa
Katia Cortese has completed her PhD at the age of 27 years from University of Milan and postdoctoral studies from University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, Brisbane (AUS). She is Associate Professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Genoa, Department of Experimental Medicine and Head of the Cellular Electron Microscopy Lab, that is mainly interested in cellular and ultrastructural oncology research. So far, she has published 68 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of BMC cancer and Membranes journals.
Yale School of Medicine
Young Choi, M.D., graduated from Seoul National College of Medicine, South Korea in 1966, and completed Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training in academic medical centers in the USA. She was appointed Chair of Pathology and Lab Director at the major academic medical centers in New York and CT, and lastly as vice-Chair of Pathology at the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. She published over 30 peer-reviewed research articles and presented research abstracts on breast cancers at various scientific meetings for the last 30 years. She has served as the editor at the AIMM.
The Ohio State University
Dr. Guo's lab is really interdisciplinary with diverse technologies and variable projects involving the areas of cell biology, molecular medicine, virology, biophysics, biotechnology, biochemistry, chemistry, computation, biomedical engineering, single molecular optics, single molecular conductance, single pore sensing, RNA Nanotechnology, nucleic acid chemistry, cancer therapy, drug delivery, viral DNA packaging, and ATPase motors. The lab has been focused on the study of viral DNA packaging motor that is composed of a protein channel driven by six ATPase and geared by six RNA molecules.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Yan Peng completed her pediatric residency/chief resident at Beijing Medical University (Peking University Health Science Center) and practiced there as a pediatric nephrologist for two years. After a combined six years of basic science research on kidney disease at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW), she went to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for pathology residency. After the residency training, she completed two ACGME accredited fellowships in Breast and Gynecologic Pathology and Cytopathology at UPMC and Harvard Medical School, respectively.
Dr. Peng is a surgical pathologist and cytopathologist with extensive expertise in breast and gynecologic pathology and certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. She is the pathology representative at the Cancer Committee of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive Simmons Cancer Center. She served as Medical Director of Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry Laboratory and Tumor Biomarker Image Analysis Laboratory for about 10 years.
Dr. Peng has participated in multiple NCI breast and gynecologic cancer clinical trials and has served as a clinical investigator for the NCI Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program. She is a co-investigator in multiple NIH RO1 funded research projects on identifying novel therapeutic targets for triple negative breast cancer.
Dr. Peng has published around 100 peer-reviewed articles. She is an editor of a textbook entitled Practical Breast Pathology (Springer), guest editor of a special issue entitled Updates on Breast Pathology for Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology (Elsevier), and an author of multiple book chapters of breast pathology textbooks. She has served as an editorial board member for multiple scientific journals including Human Pathology (Elsevier). She is the section editor of Gynecologic Pathology of Human Pathology Reports (Elsevier).
Dr. Peng is the chair of Pathology Faculty Mentoring Committee and the facility site director of breast pathology fellowship. She is a past president of North Texas Society of Pathologists.