Rockstars of Innovation

Coming Spring 2016!

About Rockstars of Innovation

Rock Stars of Innovation Summit is an annual, day-long gathering which showcases cutting-edge discoveries and ground-breaking innovations originating from San Diego’s acclaimed research institutions, eminent corporations and leading start-ups.

The Summit serves as a forum that brings together forward-thinking leaders and science/technology-minded individuals interested in hearing about the latest breakthroughs in research and the next wave of disruptive technologies. Featuring a mix of keynotes, panel discussions and informal conversations, Rock Stars of Innovation is designed with ample opportunities for networking in a relaxing and welcoming setting. The format is tailored to foster early conversations among researchers, innovators, strategic partners, and capital providers to share ideas and develop potential partnerships.

2015 Keynote Speakers

Razelle Kurzrock, Senior Deputy Center Director, Clinical Science, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

Kevin Murphy, Vice Chair, Director of Central Nervous System Tumors and Pediatric Radiation Oncology Services, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

2015 Featured Speakers

Christian Braemer, CEO and Co-Founder, Benefunder

Shaochen Chen, Professor and Vice Chair of NanoEngineering/Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Karen Christman, Professor of Bioengineering, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine/UC San Diego

Steve Flaim, Co-Founder, CEO and Director, CardioCreate, Inc

Melissa Fitzgerald, Senior Director, Global Scouting-San Diego, External Research & Development Innovation, Pfizer

Drew Hall, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC San Diego

Michael Jackson, Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery & Development, Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Royan Kamyar, CEO and Founder, Owaves

Raj Krishnan, CEO, Biological Dynamics

Jay Lichter, Managing Director, Avalon Ventures

Bradley Messmer, Founder and CEO, Abreos Biosciences

Diego Miralles, Global Head of Innovation, Janssen Research and Development

Jose Morachis, CEO, NanoCellect Biomedical, Inc.

Alysson Muotri, Professor of Pediatrics/Cellular & Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Keith Murphy, Chairman and CEO, Organovo

Evan Snyder, Professor/Director, Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Shyni Varghese, Professor of Bioengineering, UC San Diego 

David Webb, Adjunct Professor, The Scripps Research Institute

Jack Young, Senior Director, Qualcomm Ventures; General Partner, dRx Capital

Liangfang Zhang, Professor of NanoEngineering/Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego