Plenary Speakers

Alan G. Marshall, PhD

Professor of Chemistry and Director, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Ion Cyclotron Resonance Program, Florida State University
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Dr. Cato Laurencin

Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD

Dr. Laurencin is a designated University Professor at the University of Connecticut. He is the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Chair Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Laurencin is a tenured member of the faculty in the School of Engineering and is Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Materials Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UConn. Dr. Laurencin serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, UConn’s cross-university translational science institute. In addition, he is the Founding Director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering and the Founding Director of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences at UConn Health. He was awarded the 2016 National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama.