Program

UCLA Bioscience Innovation Day promotes awareness of the growing bioscience entrepreneurial ecosystem at UCLA and to foster partnerships with the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science industries.

UCLA Biomedical & Life Science innovation Day Agenda

*Please note, agenda subject to change

7:30 a.m. CHECK-IN/REGISTRATION: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00 a.m. UCLA WELCOME ADDRESS
Gene D. Block, Chancellor | UCLA
8:10 a.m. TRIBUTE TO ROY DOUMANI
Owen Witte, MD, Founder, Broad Stem Cell Research Center | UCLA
8:18 a.m. OPENING REMARKS
David A. Piacquad, Senior Vice President, Business Development | Amgen
8:28 a.m. AMGEN RESEARCH INTERESTS
Angela Coxon, Executive Director Oncology Research | Amgen
8:45 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Anna Lee Fisher, MD, Astronaut and UCLA Alumnus, Education Pioneer Award Winner
9:05 a.m. FOLEY HOAG – PI SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS
9:35 a.m. PEARL COHEN POSTER AWARD WINNERS
Mark Cohen, Senior Partner, Chair Life Science Practice Group | Pearl Cohen
9:45 a.m. NETWORKING BREAK
10:30 a.m. UCLA UNDIAGNOSED DISEASES NETWORK & RARE DISEASE PANEL
MODERATOR: Stanley Nelson, MD, Director & Vice Chair of Human Genetics & Co-director, Center for DMD | UCLA
Susan Begelman MD, VP Spectrum Medical Unit, US Med. Affairs (Neuroscience & Rare Diseases) | Genentech
Brian Bronk, Head of Business Development of Rare Diseases and Rare Blood Disorders | Sanofi
Manish J. Butte, MD, PhD, E. Richard Steihm Endowed Chair & Assoc. Professor Dept. of Ped. | UCLA
Shafali Spurling Jeste, MD, Director, Care and Research Neurogenetics Clinic (CARING Clinic) | UCLA
Deborah Krakow, MD, Professor, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery & Human Genetics | UCLA
Andrea Spezzi, MD, Co-Founder | Orchard Therapeutics
Weiyong Sun, Senior Director, Searching and Evaluation, Global Business Development | Daiichi Sankyo Group
11:30 a.m. NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT – PI SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS
12:00 p.m. LUNCH
1:30 p.m. LOS ANGELES BIOTECH ECOSYSTEMS PANEL
MODERATOR: Susan Windham-Bannister, President & CEO | Biomedical Growth Strategies, LLC
Peter M. Moglia, Co-CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer | Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Gene Sykes, Managing Director, Chairman for Alliance for SoCal Innovation | Goldman Sachs
Mark Wisniewski, Sr. Director Biopharmaceuticals | UCLA Technology Development Group
2:00 p.m. UNIVERSITY PI & COMPANY PANEL
MODERATOR: Amir Naiberg, Associate Vice Chancellor | UCLA Technology Development Group, CEO & President | UCLA Technology Development Corporation
Donald Kohn, MD, Distinguished Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology MIMG | UCLA
Helen Kim, Managing Director | Vida Ventures
Dave Licata, President & CEO | 1200 Pharma
Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, Director, Tumor Immunology Program | UCLA
Dennis Slamon, MD, PhD, Director of the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program | UCLA
Andrea Spezzi, MD, Co-Founder | Orchard Therapeutics
2:50 p.m. NETWORKING BREAK
3:30 p.m. MEET THE LEADERS IN THE BUSINESS OF LIFE SCIENCES
MODERATOR: Arie Belldegrun, MD, FACS, Doumani Chair in Urologic Oncology | UCLA
Jagdeep Singh Bachher, Chief Investment Officer, University of California, Office of the President | UCLA
David Chang, MD, PhD, President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder | Allogene Therapeutics
Peter Lebowitz, MD, PhD, Global Oncology Therapeutic Area Head | Johnson & Johnson
Daniel O’Day, Chairman and CEO | Gilead Sciences, Inc.
E. Eric Tokat, Partner and Founding Member | Centerview Partners
Nancy Valente MD, Sr. VP, Product Development Oncology & Global Head of Hematology Development | Genentech
4:40 p.m. VENTURE CREATION PANEL
MODERATOR: Beth Seidenberg, MD, Managing Director | Westlake Village BioPartners
Sean Harper, MD | Westlake Village BioPartners
Allison Kean, MD, Cardiologist, Business Development | Pfizer
Sean Parker, Ex-President | Facebook Venture Capital Investor
Dave Piacquad, SVP, Business Development | Amgen
Scott Wasserman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence | Westlake Village BioPartners
5:25 p.m. AMGEN EARLY INNOVATOR AWARD
David A. Piacquad, Senior Vice President, Business Development | Amgen
5:30 p.m. CENTENNIAL TERRACE RECEPTION
Hors d’oeuvre & Beverages