2017 Conference Program Planning Committee Members



Nadine N. Aubry

University Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering
Northeastern University, NAI Fellow


Abigail Barrow

Interim Executive Director, Office of Technology Commercialization and Ventures
University of Massachusetts System


Emery N. Brown

Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and of Computational Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NAI Fellow


Karen J.L. Burg

Harbor Lights Endowed Chair, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
University of Georgia, NAI Fellow


Eric R. Fossum

Professor of Engineering and Director of the PhD Innovation Program
Dartmouth College, NAI Fellow


Arlene A. Garrison

Vice President for University Partnerships
Oak Ridge Associated Universities


Edward J. Hackett

Vice Provost for Research
Brandeis University


Florence P. Haseltine

Director Emerita of the Center for Population Research
National Institutes of Health, NAI Fellow


Todd S. Keiller

Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Elizabeth Langdon-Gray

Assistant Provost for Research Development and Planning
Harvard University


Marlena Love

Awards Program Officer, Lemelson-MIT Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Edith Mathiowitz

Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program
Brown University, NAI Fellow


Rebecca Menapace

Associate Provost for Innovation, Executive Director of Technology Licensing
Brandeis University


Vinit Nijhawan

Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Academic OR Lecturer, Strategy and Innovation
Boston University


Sudeep Sarkar

Professor and Associate Vice President For Research & Innovation
University of South Florida


Larry R. Steranka

Senior Director, Office for Technology Transfer and Industry Collaboration
Tufts University


Gloria S. Waters

Vice President and Associate Provost for Research
Boston University