Carl Novina, MD, PhD

Dr. Novina is one of the leading researchers in the field of RNAi therapeutics. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School and an Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the Novina Lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His laboratory has made several important discoveries into the biology of noncoding RNAs, their dysregulation in cancers, and their development as biomedical tools. Dr. Novina received his M.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000 and his Ph.D. from Tufts University, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences in 1998. His graduate work has resulted in 10 publications examining transcriptional regulation of TATA-less promoters. In 2014 he received the coveted National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award, which funds bold and innovative research proposals to attack challenging biomedical problems. Dr. Novina has established many collaborations between industry partners and physicians to facilitate his goal of bringing biomedical innovations from bench to bedside.

Jack Cuzick, PhD, FRS, FMedSci, FRCP (hon)

Dr. Cuzick is one of the foremost authorities in the field of breast cancer prevention and has led some of the most important clinical studies involving chemoprevention drugs. He is Director of Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London and head of Centre for Cancer Prevention and the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Statistical Society, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and he is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Dr. Cuzick was chosen by Thompson Scientific as one of the twelve hottest researchers in all of science in 2007. He was awarded the AACR Cancer Prevention Prize in 2012 and the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor in 2015. Dr. Cuzick is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed papers and has published in all the major medical journals. In 2014, the Cancer Research UK's Translational Cancer Research Prize was awarded to Dr. Cuzick's research team for their trials of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors for chemoprevention of breast cancer in women with a high risk of developing the disease.

Per Hall, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Hall is widely regarded as a leading researcher in the field of breast cancer and prevention. He is the Head of the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet. Dr. Hall is leading the unique KARMA (Karolinska Mammography Project for Risk Prediction of Breast Cancer) Cohort, including over 70,000 women, which is regarded as the best characterized breast cancer cohort in the world and serves as a resource for studies about breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, and the Karisma Intervention Study, which is studying the change in MBD in women taking various doses of oral tamoxifen.