David Baltimore, Ph.D.

Professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Baltimore is highly regarded as a pioneer in virology and immunology and current research includes investigating the role of microRNAs in immunity.

Markus Stoffel, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor for metabolic diseases at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology at the ETH Zurich. Dr Stoffel’s research is focused on microRNAs and the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism.

Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D.

Professor and head of the laboratory for RNA molecular biology at the Rockefeller University as well as an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Considered a leader in nucleic acid biochemistry and regulatory RNAs, Dr. Tuschl discovered most of the mammalian microRNA genes and has developed methods for characterization of small RNAs and their regulatory targets.