Juan Santiago

Juan Santiago received his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1995. His research includes the development of microsystems for on-chip chemical and biochemical analysis, methods for sample preparation, and electric-field based deionization methods. Applications of this work include molecular diagnostics, drug discovery, and the production of drinking […]

Raeka Aiyar, PhD | Symposium Moderator

Raeka Aiyar, PhD, is the Senior Director of Scientific Outreach at The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute, and an experienced molecular biologist turned science communicator. Trained in genomics and bioinformatics at the University of Waterloo, she received her PhD at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Germany, where she investigated new therapeutic strategies […]

Robert Phair, PhD

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Dr. Robert Phair is an MIT electrical engineer who worked at the National Institutes of Health while in the US Public Health Service, earned a PhD in physiology at the University of Michigan, and was a dual professor of Biomedical Engineering and Physiology for 16 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before co-founding, […]

Øystein Fluge, MD, PhD

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Dr. Fluge has been courageous in pursuing his observations on the effects of rituximab on ME/CFS patients when that issue was not the planned focus of his investigation. He has now completed a double-blind, well-controlled, multi-center clinical trial on the effects of Rituxamab. He has continued to follow where the data lead him into cellular and […]

Alain Moreau, PhD

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Dr. Alain Moreau is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry (Stomatology Department), cross-appointed to the Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Department in the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal. He served as Director of Research and Chief Scientific Officer of Sainte-Justine University Hospital (2013-2016). He is currently Director of The Network for Canadian […]

Ronald G. Tompkins, MD, ScD

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Sumner M. Redstone Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Founding Director, Center for Surgery, Innovation & Bioengineering, Massachusetts General Hospital Co-Director, OMF-sponsored ME/CFS Collaboration at the Harvard-Affiliated Hospitals, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Ronald Tompkins’s work in the genomics, proteomics, and ultrastructural roles in inflammation and metabolism promises to discover underlying mechanisms of ME/CFS, and […]

Maureen Hanson, PhD

Dr. Hanson has conducted groundbreaking molecular analysis of many facets of ME/CFS. She analyzes her data with sophistication and insight. It’s exciting to have such an accomplished top-notch scientist working on this disease. Dr. Hanson is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University. She previously was on […]

Jonas Bergquist, MD, PhD

Dr. Bergquist is a Full Chair Professor in Analytical Chemistry and Neurochemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Uppsala University, Sweden, Adjunct Professor in Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Distinguished Professor in Precision Medicine at Binzhou Medical University in Yantai, China. His group develops tools for screening and discovery of […]

Ronald W. Davis, PhD, Director

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Dr. Davis’ history of interdisciplinary work, technology development, and attacking previously unsolvable biological problems (both in genetics and traumatology) makes him the ideal scientist to lead a collaborative consortium to solve the mystery of ME/CFS. Additionally, he brings a strong passion to this cause in hopes of finding a cure for his son, who suffers from […]