Dr. Dario Marchetti
Dario Marchetti, Ph.D., tumor and molecular biologist, is a tenured and endowed “Jack L. Titus” Professor of the Department of Pathology & Immunology with a joint appointment in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. He also acts as Director of the Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Core facility at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Marchetti is an international recognized expert and authority in the field of CTCs as clinically useful tools to combat cancer metastasis for improved patient outcome. With keen insights into the biology of brain metastasis, he pioneered models for discoveries of molecular determinants underlying brain metastasis and biomarker properties of brain-homing CTCs.
As a consummate scientist, Dr. Marchetti’s bibliography include 179 publications of which 79 are in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of neuroscience and oncology. He has received numerous awards and secured uninterrupted funding for 25 years by receiving grants from federal, state, institutional and private Agencies.
Dr. Masashi Emoto
He is serving as a professor at Gunma University Graduate School of Health Sciences in Japan. He got the professorship in 1993 and his main research theme is NKT cells and intestinal intraepithelial T lymhocytes. Before coming back to Japan, he has worked at Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany as a higher ranking senior scientist for approx. 10 years with Prof. Dr. Stefan H. E. Kaufman, who was a president of International Union of Immunological societies, and published many articles in prestigious journals with high impact factor. He has concentrated on identification of new natural ligand(s) for invariant NKT cells and nowadays he has succeeded to determine their chemical structures. In addition, he has recently found new T cell populations in the gut. He is a leading scientist in the field of NKT cells and intestinal intraepithelial T lymphocytes.