PAUL K.Y. WONG, BS, MS, PHD
Dr. Paul K. Y. Wong is currently a professor in the Department of Carcinogenesis at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is also a part of the Neurodegeneration Research Team at Bach Pharma, Inc. and has extensive research experience involving the mechanisms of retroviral-induced and defective gene-mediated neurodegeneration and cancer.
Dr. Wong has also served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center and the Department of Veterinary Microbiology at Texas A&M University. At The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Wong has taught as an adjunct professor in the Department of Microbiology, the Institute of Molecular Biology, the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and the Institute for Neuroscience. Through his many teaching appointments, Dr. Wong has won the Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award. In addition to authoring over 220 publications, in 1998 Dr. Wong, along with Dr. William S. Lynn, co-edited and co-contributed chapters in a pivotal book entitled "Neuroimmuno-degeneration", a term they also created to describe the diseases in which immune and neural cells die prematurely.
Dr. Wong received his BS in Microbiology, his MS in Animal Virology and Genetics, and his PhD in Viral Genetics from the University of Manitoba in Canada. He completed a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Western Ontario studying retrovirology and cancer.
GERARD T. BERRY, BS, MD
Dr. Gerard T. Berry is currently the Director of the Metabolism Program at Boston Children’s Hospital where he recently received a Senior Scientist Award for his clinical research involving galactosemia. He is also leading Boston Children’s Hospital’s efforts to expand its clinical services and research for children with galactosemia. Dr. Berry was awarded a grant from the Galactosemia Foundation to study neurons derived from IPs cells following reprogramming of cultured skin fibroblasts obtained from patients with galactosemia. Dr. Berry is interested in transcriptomic and metabolomic differences in galactosemia neurons exposed to galactose stress vs. those that have undergone CHRISPR gene corrections, and is establishing an international registry/database in RedCap of patients with galactosemia. An active proponent of expanded newborn screening, Dr. Berry has received numerous grants from the NIH for his work with galactosemia, and receives additional funding from The Manton Center to conduct basic and clinical research side-by-side for translation into new therapies.
Dr. Berry has served as Chair of the Newborn Screening Committee of the Society for Inherited Metabolic Diseases and Chair of the General Clinical Research Center Budget Subcommittee at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also served as Senior Physician of the Division of Metabolism and later became the Senior Physician of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes and the Division of Human Genetics and Molecular Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Berry has also served as the Vice Dean for Research at Jefferson Medical College. At Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Dr. Berry has worked as the Director of Biochemical Genetics and the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory and Chief of the Division of Metabolism. Additionally, he has worked as a medical staff member at Thomas Jefferson University, Georgetown University Hospital, Children’s National Medical Center, and Pennsylvania Hospital. He has also been a member of the Division of Medical Genetics of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition, Dr. Berry has served as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Professor of Biochemistry at Thomas Jefferson University.
Dr. Berry received his BS from the University of Notre Dame and his MD from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
TATIANA GRISHINA, BS, MD, PHD
Tatiana Grishina, MD, PhD is the Head of the Chair of Clinical Immunology of the Moscow State Medico-Stomatological University. She is also a Science Advisory Board Member and Russian Oncology Advisor to Bach Pharma, Inc. and offers broad research experience in mechanisms of pathogenesis of immunodeficiency, autoimmune diseases, endocrinology and oncology.
Dr. Grishina has served as a professor in the Department of Clinical Immunology at Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry where she was later named the Clinical Immunology Chair. In addition, Dr. Grishina has worked for the Centre of Modern Medicine, Ltd. In Moscow. She is also a member of the International Society of Allergology and Immunology and the Russian Society of Allergology and Immunology.
Dr. Grishina received her BS and MD from Moscow Medical University. She received her PhD from the Russian Institute of Occupational Health and completed her postdoctoral fellowship studying the immunology of occupational lung diseases.
JOANNE M. AJMO, BS, MS, PHD
Dr. Joanne M. Ajmo is a Science and Research Advisor at Bach Pharma, Inc. as well as an Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg College for the Biological Sciences.
Dr. Ajmo received her BS in Microbiology at the University of Florida where she also participated in research at the McKnight Brain Institute involving neonatal exposure to ethanol in relation to fetal alcohol syndrome. She holds her MS and PhD in Neuropharmacology from the University of South Florida. In addition, she recently completed a postdoctoral appointment at the University of South Florida studying the signaling pathways in fatty liver disease, obesity, and diabetes.