Bioengineering Day 2015

Bioengineering Short Talks

Judd W. Landsberg Judd W. Landsberg, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSD

Judd Landsberg is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medical Fellowship at UC San Diego. He practices at the San Diego VA, where he is Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Moderator of the Pulmonary Tumor Board.

Dr. Landsberg research interests include biomarkers for the diagnosis of sepsis and pneumonia, pulmonary vascular disease, and research bronchoscopy. Clinically, he is interested in medical education and the delivery of pulmonary and clinical care to veterans and has been recognized by numerous teaching awards and San Diego Magazine's "Top Doc" in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Landsberg holds a bachelor's degree from University of Southern California and an M.D. from Yale. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Yale and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at UC San Diego.

Joseph Panetta Joseph D. Panetta, M.P.H.
President & CEO, BIOCOM

Joseph Panetta is President and CEO of BIOCOM, a premier life science industry association headquartered in San Diego that advocates for hundreds of companies, research institutes, and universities. Under Mr. Panetta's leadership, BIOCOM has focused on improving the global presence of Southern California's life science community.

Mr. Panetta began his career at the Environmental Protection Agency where he helped develop the agency's first strategic plans and goals. Subsequently, he held key management positions at Pennwalt Corporation, Mycogen Corporation, and Dow Chemical Company, before taking the helm at BIOCOM. At Mycogen, Mr. Panetta played a major role in obtaining the first U.S. and global regulatory approvals for genetically engineered microbes and crops.

In addition to his present position at BIOCOM, he is active of numerous committees and advisory boards, both in the public in private sectors. In 2014, Mr. Panetta was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the governing and oversight board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Mr. Panetta has advised the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. and California State Congresses, and the U.N. Environmental Program on biotechnology safety and policy. He also is a member of the advisory boards at Skagg's School of Pharmacy at UCSD and the College of Engineering at SDSU.

Mr. Panetta holds a B.S. in biology from LeMoyne College and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh and has completed the Brookings Institution program in government policy and the Harvard program in negotiation.

Michael J. Sailor Michael J. Sailor, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

Michael Sailor is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Leslie Orgel Scholar at UC San Diego. In addition, he holds affiliate appointments in the Bioengineering, Nanoengineering, and Material Science and Engineering programs.

Dr. Sailor's research interests include the study of nanophase semiconductors with emphasis on photonic crystals, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, molecular sensors, and biomaterials. Under his leadership, his group has focused on translational applications in medical diagnostics, drug delivery, cancer treatment, high-throughput screening, and low-power sensing of environmental toxins, pollutants, and chemical/biological warfare agents. He has founded three companies and served on the scientific advisory boards of six others. In addition, he has supervised more than 150 students, authored more than 220 publications, one book, and 27 patents.

Dr. Sailor holds a B.S. in chemistry from Harvey Mudd College and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University and completed postdoctoral studies at Stanford and California Institute of Technology.

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