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.
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
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