2023 AGENDA - NOV 7

We're looking forward to seeing you at the 12th Annual Texas Life Science Forum on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Check out the below event preview to understand who our speakers are and what to expect! 

2023 Event Preview

  • Ann Tanabe, Chief Executive Officer, BioHouston 
    Brad Burke, Managing Director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship 

  • William McKeonPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Medical Center

  • Moderator: Anna Valladolid, Executive Director, Commercial Banking - Life Sciences, J.P. Morgan

    Anya Schiess, Managing Director, Co-Managing Partner of Life Science Private CapitalJ.P. Morgan Asset Management

    Barbara Alcaraz Silva Ph.D., Executive Director, Startup Banking Life Sciences and Healthcare, J.P. Morgan

  • Omid Veiseh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, Director of Rice Biotech Launch Pad 

  • Sponsored by Transwestern

  • Moderator: Sarah Hein, Co-Founder and CEO, March Biosciences

    Ferran Prat, Ph.D., J.D., Senior Vice President, Research Administration and Industry Relations, MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Jason Bock, Ph.D., Co-Founder & CEO, CTMC

    Paul Wotton, PhD., Executive Director, Rice University Biotech Launch Pad

  • Elizabeth Hoff, Chief Evangelist, Galen Data

  • Angela Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, Mercury Data Science 

  • Jeff Wade,J.D., President and Chief Financial Officer, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

  • Elaine Lea-Chou, Ph.D., Consultant, TMCi ACT Accelerator

  • Imran Alibhai, PhD, CEO, Tvardi

  • Suzanne Tomlinson, Ph.D., MBA, Director of Research Programs and Strategic Initiatives, Gulf Coast Consortia for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences

  • Moderator: Angela Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, Mercury Data Science

    Sahir Ali, Ph.D., Founder and General Partner, Modi Ventures

    Pahini Pandya, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Panakeia

    Rima Chakrabarti, M.D., Partner, KdT Ventures 

    Rick Fontenot, Data Scientist, Lantern Pharma

    • NKILT Therapeutics
    • March Biosciences
    • Nandi Life Sciences
    • AyuVis Research
    • Diakonos Oncology
    • Secretome Therapeutics
    • Velorum Therapeutics
  • Kristin Doyle, JD, Deputy Executive Officer and General Counsel, CPRIT

  • Sponsored by Pearland Economic Development Corporation 

  • Brad Burke, Managing Director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship


  • Jochen Reiser, President, University of Texas Medical Branch; co-founder, Walden Biosciences

    Omid Veiseh, Associate Professor, CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research, Director, Rice Biotech Launch Pad 

    Suzanne M. Tomlinson, Director, GCC Research Programs, Gulf Coast Consortia

    Steve Lehmann, Director, Portal Innovation (Moderator)

  • Devin Dunn, Head, Accelerator for HealthTech, Texas Medical Center Innovation

    • ScubaTx
    • Calon Cardio Technology
    • Somnus Scientific
    • 52North
    • Panakeia Technologies
    • NuVision Biotherapies


  • Samuel Chuang, Ph.D., Director and Senior Principal Scientific Advisor, Charles River

  • Devin Dunn, Head, Accelerator for HealthTech, Texas Medical Center Innovation

    • Lasa Health
    • Glidance
    • Bairitone Health


    • Corveus Medical
    • NXgenPort
    • Insight Surgery
    • Ai-Ris
    • Atmo Biosciences
    • AiroSolve
    • Eisana
    • NeuraStasis


  • Mike Barbera, President, Intersect Management

    Jason Chan, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Regional Practice Leader, Perkins & Will

    Dichelle Burrus, Project Executive, DPR Construction

    Michael Conway, Principal and Partner, GMC Commissioning

  • Allison Rhines, Ph.D., Site Head, JLABS@TMC

    Youngwook Won, Ph.D., CSO and Co-founder, Singular Immune

    Taylor Chartier, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, Modicus Prime

    Alicia Chung, Ph.D., President and Chief Corporate Development Officer, PointLoma Biosciences

    Xiaotong Song, Ph.D., Founding Director, Cellula BioPharma

  • Carrie McAllister, Ph.D., Funding Strategy Director, IntelliSpark, LLC

  • Sponsored by CNA

    • Mongoose Bio
    • Singular Immune
    • Kuria Therapeutics
    • Systemic Bio
    • YAP Therapeutics
    • 7 Hills Pharma
    • OmniNano Pharmaceuticals
    • Sonnest
    • Resonantia Diagnostics
    • Vax-Immune DBA LabReady®
    • Advanced Optroncis
    • Escher Biomedical Diagnostics
    • VUV Analytics
    • Ember Sleep
    • Vivifi Medical
    • StitchLock
    • Taurus Vascular
    • Cardiost
    • Sonostics
    • 10 Most Promising Life Science Companies 
    • Michael E. DeBakey Award 
    • People’s Choice Award
  • Sponsored by Caidya