Dr. Sean Prigge is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focusing on Molecular Microbiology and Immunology; Biochemistry; and Molecular Biology.  His presentation will focus on "How to Starve Malaria Parasites".  You can read more about Dr. Prigge at http://malaria.jhsph.edu/people/faculty/?gf_id=3964.

Ken Nysmith is the Headmaster of the Nysmith School for the Gifted. He specializes in education for children from preschool to eight grade His school's philosophy that every child is different, and that every child's academic program need to constantly assessed brings out the best in kids.

Alessandro Lauria is founder of the Malaria Defense Project, which raises money to purchase and distribute insecticide treated bed nets to pregnant women and children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Allesandro will be sharing his personal experiences fighting malaria, as well as his efforts to distribute nets via his project.You can read more about him at  http://www.malariadefenseproject.org.

Student Speakers

Marc Cohen is the chairman and co-founder of Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, a pioneer in developing cancer treatments. Mr. Cohen is an active software and biotech entrepreneur. He is also the CEO and co-founder at bublup, and former CEO and co-founder of OPNET.  Mr. Cohen also serves as a Trustee and as a member of the board of directors of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Dr. Adam Ruben is a Scientist at Sanaria, Inc., where he works on the thermostabilization of a novel malaria vaccine currently in clinical trials. He is also a writer and comedian who speaks frequently about STEM topics. You can learn more about Sanaria, Inc. at http://www.sanaria.com, and read more about Dr. Ruben at http://www.adamruben.net.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Ralph Mazitschek

Distinguished SPEAKERS

Dr. Mazitschek is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of the Chemical Biology Platform at the Center for Systems Biology, Member of the Infectious Diseases Initiative at the Broad Institute, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases Harvard School of Public Health. You can read more about Dr. Mazitschek at: https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/investigator/ralph_mazitschek.


Malaria Free World is proud to announce the following speakers at the Malaria Meltdown 2014 Expo.