Hub Cures Bi-weekly Speakers Series

Tuesdays 5 PM April 27-July 13


HUB CURES hosts bi-weekly speakers in the lead-up to MALSI+ 2021, the Commonwealth’s flagship networking event for life sciences startups and innovation.  Join with scientific innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors in this engaging series spotlighting how Massachusetts universities are leading the nation in bringing translation science to market. 

All Events are virtual on Tuesday evenings. General Schedule:

  • 5 PM Networking
  • 5:15-6:00 Program
  • 6:00 Networking

July 13: Todd Golub on the Changing Face of Innovation at Broad Institute

Todd Golub is director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and a founding core member and director of the Gerstner Center for Cancer Diagnostics. He is a member of the faculty of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School and a world leader in creating and applying tools of genomics to understand the basis of cancer. Full Bio

Dale C. Van Demark, partner at McDermott, Will & Emery works at the forefront of strategic transactions, AI and digital health matters in the health, life sciences and technology industries. Full Bio


July 8: Catherine Klapperich and Peter H. Reinhart on Lessons from COVID-19 Testing

Catherine Klapperich is Director of the NIBIB POCTRN Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (CFTCC) at Boston University, and Director of the Laboratory for Diagnostics and Global Healthcare Technologies. Her research focuses on engineering medical devices for use in low-resource settings and at the point of care. Full Bio

Peter H. Reinhart is Founding Director, Institute for Applied Life Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has more than 20 years of R&D management experience in the neuroscience and orphan disease space. He has led drug discovery programs in academia, biotechnology, and large Pharma. Full bio


June 8: Jeffrey Karp on the Importance of Iteration in Innovation

Jeffrey Karp is Brigham and Women’s Hospital Distinguished Chair in Clinical Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He works in the fields of drug delivery, medical devices, stem cell therapeutics, and tissue adhesives; and is additionally on the faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, the Broad Institute, and at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Full Bio


May 25: Kim Lewis on Solutions for Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Kim Lewis is University Distinguished Professor of Biology at Northeastern University, and a leader in antibiotic discovery. He is renowned for discovering compounds that kill persister cells responsible for chronic infections, an antibiotic with no detectable resistance, and a novel class of antibiotics acting against problematic Gram-negative pathogens. Full Bio


May 11: Nabiha Saklayen on the Lab to Market Journey

Nabiha Saklayen co-founded Cellino Biotech, a personalized regenerative medicine company that is developing an AI-guided laser editing platform for autologous cell-based therapies--making these therapies scalable for the first time. The startup recently raised a $16M seed round led by The Engine and Khosla Ventures.  Full Bio


April 27: Curt Carlson on the Practice of Innovation

Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the development and use of innovation best practices and an evangelist for innovation, education, and economic development, sharing best practices with government agencies, businesses, and foundations around the world. See his Bio


MALSI + 2021 Sponsors

Platinum: MassBio, Novo Nordisk

Gold: Bayer; Massachusetts Life Science Center; McDermott, Will & Emery; Troutman Pepper

Silver: Burns Levinson, Goldcast

Supporter: Boston Entrepreneur's Network, Eli Lilly & Company, Explora Biolabs, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

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