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Industry Roadtrip: Government Labs

September 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ur panelists will be Dr. Nicole Noren Hooten and Dr. Michael Rouse – scroll down to read their bios. Briana Whitehead will be the moderator for this session.

Dr. Nicole (Nikki) Noren Hooten graduated magna cum laude from East Carolina University.  She earned her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and pursued postdoctoral work at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, CA. She joined the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health as a Staff Scientist in 2008. Currently, in the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Science, Nikki uses an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to study how oxidative stress, post-transcriptional mechanisms and other pathways contribute to health disparities, aging and age-related diseases.  Recently, she has been interested in utilizing extracellular vesicles as non-invasive biomarkers of aging and age-related diseases. She poses these questions in the context of human aging through her work with the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity Across the Life Span (HANDLS) study. Nikki serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles and Ageing Research Reviews and has won several awards throughout her career including the NIA Women in Science Excellence in Scientific Research Award. Click here for a full list of Dr. Noren Hooten’s publications. You can find her on social media on Twitter @nnhooten, LinkedIn and here.

Dr. Michael Rouse: I earned my Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with a primary focus in immunology from the University of South Carolina. I currently work as the Lead Scientist for Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i) under the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services (USUHS) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). In my current position, I manage and facilitate the development of biomarker-driven Clinical Decision Support Tools (CDSTs), such as advanced analytics, machine learning, and precision medicine diagnostics. I have over 21 years biomedical IND-enabling research experience primarily focused on drug discovery, preclinical pipeline development, and product advancement. Throughout my career, I have worked to identify, establish, and cultivate numerous biomedical collaborations with government, industry, and academic institutes. Over the last 5 years, I have been awarded over $14M collectively in research funding to help address a broad range of technical and knowledge gaps withing the biomedical field. I routinely lead and manage interdisciplinary and cross-functional teams across a broad range of scientific areas, such as microbiology, immunology, biomaterial engineering, biophysics, and computational biology, to promote product development and maximize clinical outcomes requiring complex medical decision making.


September 27, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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