H. David Humes, MD
Alexander S. Yevzlin, MD, FASN
Dr. Yevzlin graduated mangna cum laude from Dartmouth College. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan and fellowship in Nephrology at Northwestern. Dr. Yevzlin is currently Professor of Medicine and director of Interventional Nephrology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Yevzlin has presented and published over 150 abstracts, invited lectures, and manuscripts. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of Interventional Nephrology, having edited the first three textbooks on the subject, and is a past President of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. In addition to his academic contributions, Dr. Yevzlin has been involved the invention, design, and reduction to practice of multiple medical devices in his role as chief medical officer, chief science officer, and founder of multiple start-up biotech companies.
Ajay Verma, MD, PhD
Ajay Verma is a neurologist, neuroscientist, drug developer, inventor and biotech science advisor. Ajay most recently headed R&D efforts at Yumanity Therapeutics, developing drugs against novel targets for treating neurodegenerative diseases. Prior to that he was the EVP of Research and Experimental Medicine at Codiak Biosciences. He has also served as CMO at United Neuroscience (now called Vaxxinity), VP of Neurology at Biogen and Novartis, and Director of Neuroscience Experimental Medicine at Merck. His drug development experience spans small molecule, peptide/protein, antibody, oligonucleotide, vaccine and exosome drug platforms. He has largely focused on translational and early clinical development in neurology indications using precision drug development approaches that leverage biomarkers and experimental medicine paradigms. Ajay is interested in developing drugs for established as well as novel targets in Neurology. Prior to his Biopharma career, Ajay was s Professor of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He also worked as a staff neurologist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center for 11 years after completing his neurology residency there. Ajay received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, where he trained in the laboratory of Dr. Solomon Snyder. Ajay received his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland.
Donald J. Hillebrand, MD
Dr. Hillebrand is the Associate Medical Director of Liver Transplantation at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Hillebrand has authored more that 20 Papers (published or in press/preparation) as well as 7 books (and/or book chapters). He is a recognized leader in the field of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation. In addition to his academic and clinical contributions, Dr. Hillebrand has served as a Principal Investigator in various clinical studies to evaluate extracorporeal treatments for liver disorders. Previously, he served on the Editorial Board of ASAIO Journal, was a Section Editor for the ASAIO Journal-Liver Transplantation, and a Reviewer for the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. Dr. Hillebrand graduated with distinction in Microbiology from Iowa State University. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at Iowa State University Hospitals and Clinics and fellowships in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation at Iowa State University Hospitals and Clinics.