Dr. Irina Vlasova-St. Louis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, USA. She has established a translational research program in immune restoration disorders (IRD). She collaborates with several clinical trials, working on the stratification of patients for optimal immunomodulatory treatments and with the Division Hematology-Oncology and Transplantation, on virus-specific immune cell reconstitution after various hematopoietic cell transplantation regimens. Her primary research focuses on the identification of biomarkers of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS): in Leukemia patients who received hematopoietic cell transplantation, and in AIDS patients after initiation of Antiretroviral therapy.
Leisa Jackson is a Scientist on the Development team at Biodesix in Boulder, Colorado, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Florida State University and has been working as a molecular biologist for 18 years. Leisa’s background was in academic research before she joined the Biodesix team in 2015. She has since been working with the other members of the Biodesix team to develop diagnostic tests for lung cancer. Most recently she contributed as technical lead for the validation of the Bio-Rad SARS-CoV-2 Droplet Digital™ PCR (ddPCR™) test in the Biodesix clinical laboratory in collaboration with Bio-Rad.
Dr. R. P. Priyadharsini is a Assistant Professor in the department of Pharmacology in JIPMER Karaikal, India. She completed her MBBS in Coimbatore medical college and MD in JIPMER Puducherry. She worked as senior resident in JIPMER Puducherry for three years and assistant professor in JIPMER Karaikal for past three years. Her research areas of interest are preclinical studies, pharmacovigilance, and pharmacogenomics.