Organizing Committee
OCM Member
Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) , USA
Biography :

Dr. Shah is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics and Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). He is also the Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Neurosurgery at BWH and a Principal Faculty at Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Boston. Recently, he has started a joint Center of Excellence in Biomedicine with KACST and is also directing the new Center. Dr. Shah and his team have pioneered major developments in the stem cell therapy field, successfully developing experimental models to understand basic cancer biology and therapeutic stem cells for cancer. These studies have been published in a number of very high impact journals like Nature Neuroscience, PNAS, Nature Reviews Cancer, JNCI, Stem Cells, and Lancet Oncology. Previously, Dr. Shah's stem cell work has caught the attention in the public domain and as such it has been highlighted in the media world-wide including features on BBC and CNN. Recently, Dr. Shah’s laboratory has reverse engineered cancer cells using CRISPR/Cas9 technology and utilized them as therapeutics to treat cancer. This work was published in journal Science Translation Medicine and highlighted world-wide including features on Scientific American, New York Times and Fox news. Dr. Shah holds current positions on numerous councils, advisory and editorial boards in the fields of stem cell therapy and oncology. In an effort to translate the exciting therapies developed in his laboratory into clinics, he has founded two biotech companies whose main objective is the clinical translation of therapeutic stem cells in cancer patients.

Research Interest :

stem cell therapy

OCM Member
WAMS(The World Academy of Medical Sciences) , Mexico
Biography :

Mr. De la Parra is an entrepreneur focused on Information Technology, Education and Health. He is creative and results-driven and has 16+ years of Digital Strategy experience in architecture and implementation. Mr. De la Parra is the COO and Co-founding Partner at The Solomon Brokerage Firm. He currently leads as CEO at Mass Media Division & De la Parra Mobile Solutions, while also being the President of PetroM Renewable, VP of Operations & Strategy at PetroM Logistics, both divisions of PetroM Corp. Former COO & Co-founder at RegenerAge® Clinic & RegenerAge® Beauty & a member of the Board of Advisors. Former CEO & Founder at Astrum Salud Móvil and its Telemedicine service Astrum Móvil, former Digital Strategy Director & Co-founder at Dr. Jois®, BiorganicAging®, What Skin Needs™/WSN International Pty. Ltd. He also served as a member of the Board of Advisors and is former CMO at ReAnima Advanced Biosciences and former Digital Media Director at Bioquark, Inc. Within the academic and educational fields, Mr. De la Parra acted as the Executive Vice President: Executive Chairman of the WAMS Mobile Health Division, WAMS Chief Coordinating Officer, a member of the WAMS Executive Council (WAMS Executive Board), a member of the WAMS Education & Training Board (ETB), a member of the WAMS Editorial Board, an Honorary Member of the Academy Faculty FWAMS, an Honorary Fellow of the Academy & is also a Senior Partner at WAMS, The World Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also an Advisory Board member, functioned as the Chief Operating Officer and is a Co-founding Partner at The Reprogramming Medicine Association. Mr. De la Parra is also a member of the National Introducing Brokers Association and a part of the National Biofuel Board, (Alliance Program), also being the founder and former Board of Directors member of Astrum Fundación, an Advisory Board member of the Lifeboat Foundation, an Advisory Board member of the Future Worlds Center - Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (Senior TV Program), a Federated member of the International Longevity Alliance, and volunteered as Digital Strategy adviser at the Major Mouse Testing Program. He is also a member of the Web Committee at the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation / Lifespan.io and has volunteered with SENS Research Foundation for the OncoSENS Program in Digital Strategy. Alejandro De la Parra Solomon is on Google+, Facebook, and on LinkedIn.

Research Interest :

Stem Cell Research

OCM Member
Christian Medical College , India
Biography :

Dr. Murugan Ramalingam is Professor at the Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular & Molecular Theranostics, VIT University, India. He hss also Adjunct Professor at the Tohoku University, Japan and Professeur des Universite at the Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université de Strasbourg, France. He has worked at the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. He has also worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the U.S. National Academies Associateship program. He received his Ph.D. in Biomaterials from the CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, University of Madras. He has also undergone training in Ethical and Policy issues on Stem Cells from Harvard University, USA, and in Operations Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His current research interests are focused on the development of multiphase biomedical materials, through conventional to nanotechnology to biomimetic approaches, microfabrication and bioprinting, cell patterning, stem cell differentiation, tissue engineering and drug delivery. He is the author of ~300 publications, including 20 textbooks relevant to nanotechnology, biomaterials, stem cells, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. His current h-index is 40 with ~9400 citations. He has delivered several keynote/invited talks and has chaired/organized several international conferences related to Biomaterials, Bioprinting, Nanobiotechnology, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering. He also serves as a board member of several international scientific and research committees in various public and private bodies and grant reviewer of various international funding agencies. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple biomaterials and tissue engineering-related journals, including the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and the Journal of Bionanoscience. He is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards, including CSIR Fellowship (India), Singapore Millennium Fellowship (SMF) (Singapore), NRC National Academies Fellowship (USA), Nationale Professeur des Universités (France), Fellow of Royal Society of Biology (UK), Fellow of Institute of Nanotechnology (UK) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).

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