Nilanjan Banerjee, Ph.D.
Banerjee has more than 5 years of experience in building startup companies. Banerjee is a Professor in Computer Science at Univ. of Maryland. He is the receipient of a NSF CAREER award, a MSR Software Engineering Innovations Award, a UMBC Up and Coming Inventor Award, a Yahoo! Outstanding Dissertation Award (UMass Amherst), and a Best Undergraduate Thesis Award (IIT Kharagpur). He has published more than 70 research papers and has received more than $9 million in research funding.
Richard Allen, Ph.D.
Allen is world's leading expert in sleep medicine. He is a Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University. Allen founded the Hopkins Sleep Disorder Center, is a past president World Association of Sleep Medicine, past executive director of International RLS Study Group and author of over 200 papers and editor of the primary book on movement disorders in sleep. He is the inventor of PAM-RL (acquired by Philips), the only FDA approved device that uses leg movements to measure sleep.
Mr.Feltch is a software engineer and data architect. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from York College of Pennsylvania in 2013, and his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. His core expertise is in the development of mobile and desktop applications for research support. He has more than five years of experience working on mobile, desktop and web development.
Ryan Robucci, Ph.D.
Robucci is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He co-founded Neuromorphic, Inc. Neuromorphic Inc. was a specialized IC (Integrated Circuits) development company. Robucci's expertise includes on-line signal processing, data analytics, hardware and software systems design. Robucci has more than 10 years of experience leading technical teams to successful research products.
Thomas is a serial entrepreneur, and innovation catalyst in medtech, digital health, med device, and healthcare services. He has extensive experience as a Chief Executive Officer in building and funding innovative startup, early, and growth stage healthcare technology, digital health, healthcare services, and medical device ventures, including turn-around situations, into paradigm shifting commercial successes. He has raised more than $125MM in VC funding and public market funding over six startups.
Chris D. Geddes, Ph.D.
Dr. Chris D. Geddes is a full professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and serves as a business consultant for Tanzenmed. He has commercialized hundreds of products and has created numerous companies with a combined enterprise value well in excess of $100 million dollars to date. Dr. Geddes has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and 40 books, and holds more than 100 worldwide patents. He is an avid investor and savoy business development expert.
Justin Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.
Justin Brooks, M.D., Ph.D. graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from UMBC and completed his Ph.D. in Neurosciences and M.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, he serves as a Medical Director at Vanda Pharmaceuticals in Pharmacovigilance and Safety across multiple clinical trials and post-market activities. Prior to that, Justin led a large research program at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory with the specific goal to quantify and model human variability for optimal Human-Autonomy interaction. Additionally, Justin continues to practice medicine on an as-needed basis in a variety of medical domains, sits on advisory boards for two health oriented start-up companies, and serves as a reviewer and contributor for multiple scientific journals.
Daniel Picchietti, M.D.
Dr. Picchietti is a neurologist in Urbana, Illinois and is affiliated with Carle Foundation Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He specializes in Neurology and Pediatric sleep and particularly restless legs syndrome (RLS) in children. He led the major epidemiological study of RLS in children that revealed this was a fairly common disorder affecting 0.5 – 2% of school age children. He has been a leader in defining appropriate iron treatments for children with RLS and restless sleep and co-authored the recent standards for iron treatment of RLS. He also identified a relation between ADHD and RLS in children.
Lourdes M Delrosso, M.D.
Dr. DelRosso is a Sleep Physician at Seattle Children's Hospital and Associate Professor in the department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the University of Miami; completed a residency in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente/UC Irvine, a Sleep Medicine fellowship at Louisiana State University and a Masters in Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lourdes is dedicated entirely to the field of pediatric sleep medicine, in areas of education, clinical care and research. She is involved nationally in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and internationally in Sleep Medicine courses in Latin America. Her research interests include restless sleep and consequences of sleep disorders. She heads a committee of the IRLSSG for establishing guidelines for identification and treatments of children with restless sleep.
Christopher J Earley, MB, BCh, Ph.D.
Dr. Christopher Earley’s research and clinical interests are devoted to Sleep Medicine with a special interest in Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). His current research is focused on understanding the pathophysiology of RLS and further elucidating the value of various treatments in this syndrome. Dr. Earley received his PhD in Neuropharmacology and then his medical degree from the University College, Galway, Ireland. He completed a 3-year residency in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and then complete his residency in Neurology at University of Virginia. After spending a year at the NIH as a senior fellow in the Neurobiology Unit, Dr. Earley joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1991. He is currently the chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards of the Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation. He has several NIH- and industrial-funded research projects. His work on the genetics and the role of brain iron in the pathophysiology of RLS, along with his excellent teaching skills, has earned him an international recognition as one the leading experts in sleep medicine.
Michael Timothy Smith, MA, Ph.D.
Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco California and completed his general clinical psychology internship and fellowship training programs in both pain management and sleep disorders research at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine. His NIH funded research focuses on the neurobehavioral causes, consequences, and treatments of insomnia and sleep loss with an emphasis on the interface between sleep and pain. Dr. Smith serves on several editorial boards, governmental advisory panels and NIH research study sections. He is a co-founder and past President of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. He is internationally recognized as a leading expert in: insomnia, sleep and pain, and behavioral sleep medicine.