Speaker Profile

J.D., VP Translational Sciences, UPMC Enterprises

Biography
James is an experienced healthcare executive with over 20 years experience across a variety of healthcare segments. Before joining Enterprises, James was the Chief Strategic Officer and General Counsel of ByHeart, Inc., an infant formula company, where he led FDA strategy, managed legal affairs and led the acquisition and establishment of the company’s manufacturing facility. Prior to ByHeart, James worked in the pharmaceutical sector for over 15 years holding a variety of positions at Fresenius Kabi, including SVP of the portfolio and marketing strategy unit, and then at Amneal where he oversaw corporate development and procurement groups. Before his tenure at Fresenius and Amneal, James spent 10 years practicing law with a focus on IP, Hatch Waxman litigation and FDA matters. He earned a B.S. from Notre Dame, a J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, and an M.S. from Drexel. He is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney and maintains a Pennsylvania law license.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley


Sequencing technologies are continuously improving, making it easier to obtain more in-depth molecular information than ever before. Emerging single-cell multi-omics sequencing technologies allow the capture of multiple modalities from a cell, including its epigenome, transcriptome, epitranscriptome, and proteome. This allows research into the heterogeneity of many biological mechanisms, and insights into complex molecular mechanisms that underpin disease.

Sessions:

  • 4th Generation Sequencing Technologies & Genome Mapping Systems
    - Barrett Bready, Nabsys
    - Alka Chaubey, Bionano Genomics
    - Eli Glezer, Singular Genomics
  • Long-Read Sequencing Technologies
    - Steve Turner, PacBio
  • Single Cell Genomics
    - Michael Schnall-Levin, 10x Genomics
  • Spatial Transcriptomics
    - Jason T. Gammack, Resolve Biosciences
  • Pathogen Identification
    Session Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Philip Stevens, Noscendo
  • Metagenomics and Microbial Profiling
    - Amrie Grammer, Ampel BioSolutions
  • ML/AI for Diagnosis & Prognosis
    - Todd Dickinson, Arc Bio
  • Modern Technologies for Pathogen Identification + AI
    Session Chair: Sivan Bercovici, Karius Dx
  • Proteogenomics
    - Nigel Beard, Encodia
  • Advances Proteomics - Stratifying Cardiovascular Risk to Decrease Cost of Care
    Session Chair: Roy Smythe, SomaLogic
    - Adrian Lee, UPMC
    - Jamie Bauersmith, UPMC
  • Leveraging Immune System Diagnostics to Improve Disease Outcomes
    Session Chair: Kathy Kamath, Serimmune, Inc
    - Noah Nasser, Serimmune, Inc
    - Sasha Tabachnikova, Yale
  • Evolving Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics with Neuro Diagnostic Therapies (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Kevin Hrusovsky, Quanterix
    - Charlotte Teunissen, Amsterdam UMC
    - Henrik Zetterberg, University of Gothenburg
    - Nicholas Ashton, University of Gothenburg
  • PMWC Showcase (NCI)
    - Michael Cardone, Eutropics Pharmaceuticals
    - Robert Meltzer, Fluent BioSciences
    - Cynthia Taylor Lawley, Olink Proteomics
    - Brian McKelligon, Akoya Biosciences
    - Asim Siddiqui, Seer