Dr. Harvey Rubin & Alice Conant

Dr. Harvey Rubin, MD, PhD, Director, Energize the Chain
Dr. Harvey Rubin is Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania with secondary appointments in the Departments of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Computer and Information Sciences. His research on the basic biology of tuberculosis and the mathematical modeling of complex biological systems has been funded by the NIH, NSF, DARPA and the Global Alliance for TB Drug Discovery. He has published over 90 papers in peer reviewed journals as well as numerous scientific reviews and book chapters.

Dr. Harvey Rubin served on a number of national and international scientific review panels including the NIH, NSF, NASA Intelligent Systems Program, DARPA, and The Medical Research Council, South Africa. He was a member of the United States National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) and the Department of Defense/National Academy of Sciences Biological Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.

Dr. Harvey Rubin is the Director of University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR). ISTAR is dedicated to identifying, analyzing and solving policy, scientific and technical issues that contribute to regional, national and international security.

Alice Conant, Fundraising Coordinator, Energize the Chain

Alice Conant graduated from Phillips Academy Andover and is currently an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania studying engineering and global health. She has previously worked as a coordinator for both colon cancer and obesity studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the Claremont Graduate University School of Community and Global Health. She has been coordinating EtC research and development since the summer of 2010 and is a founding member of the non-profit. In the spring of 2011, Alice personally met with Bill Gates to present the work of Energize the Chain!


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