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ASPIRE Advisory Committee

The ASPIRE Program Advisory Committee consists of external advisors from various industries, as well as Vanderbilt faculty and trainees. The annual meeting serves as an opportunity to seek input, celebrate milestones, and learn from our partners.

Advisory Committee

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Robert Carnahan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cancer Biology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN


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    Dale Edgar, PhD

    Independent Consultant and Entrepreneur
    Retired
    Lilly Distinguished Research Fellow
    Global Head, Science and Technology Partnerships
    Lilly Research Laboratories
    Eli Lilly and Company
    Indianapolis, IN


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      Efrain Garcia, PhD

      Chief, International Partnerships Branch
      Division of International Health Security
      Department of Health and Human Services
      Washington, D.C.


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        Kenneth Holroyd, MD, MBA

        Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research
        Vanderbilt University Medical Center
        Medical Director
        Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization
        Nashville, TN


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          Daniel Hutcheson, PhD, MBA

          R&D Liaison Officer
          Indivior, Inc.
          Richmond, VA


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            Brian Laden, PhD

            Partner
            TriStar Technology Ventures
            Nashville, TN


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              Lorena Infante Lara

              Graduate Student
              Department of Biochemistry
              Vanderbilt University
              Nashville, TN


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                Kevin Lee, PhD

                Executive Director
                The Lawrence Ellison Foundation
                New York, NY


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                  Ines Macias-Perez, PhD

                  Senior Scientist of Product Development
                  Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
                  Nashville, TN


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                    Alan Marnett, PhD

                    CEO
                    Benchfly, Inc
                    Nashville, TN


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                      Richard O'Brien, PhD

                      Professor
                      Director of Graduate Studies
                      Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                      Director, Molecular Endocrinology Training Program
                      Vanderbilt University
                      Nashville, TN


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                        Steven Roberds, PhD

                        Chief Scientific Officer
                        Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance
                        Silver Spring, MD


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                          Keenan Taylor, PhD

                          Postdoctoral Fellow
                          Department of Biochemistry
                          Vanderbilt University
                          Nashville, TN


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                            Laurie VanderVeen, PhD

                            Senior Scientist
                            Nektar Therapeutics
                            San Francisco, CA


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                              Nancy Wall, PhD

                              Associate Professor of Biology
                              Lawrence University
                              Appleton, WI


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                                Chris Wright, D.Phil.

                                Director, Vanderbilt University Program in Developmental Biology
                                Louise B. McGavock Chair
                                Professor and Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs
                                Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
                                Vanderbilt University
                                Nashville, TN