Dr. Alan List is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL. Dr. List is internationally recognized for his many contributions in the development of novel, more effective treatment strategies for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). His pioneering work led to the development of lenalidomide (Revlimid®) from the laboratory to clinical trials, which went on to receive fast-track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and approval for the treatment of patients with MDS and multiple myeloma. This work transformed the natural history of MDS from a premalignant condition that progressed to malignancy requiring aggressive treatment to a condition managed in the outpatient setting with oral agents.
Previously Dr. List served as Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief, the Vice Deputy Physician-in-Chief, and the Chief of the Malignant Hematology Division at Moffitt, where he holds the Morsani Endowed Chair. Before joining Moffitt in 2003, Dr. List was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he also served concurrently as the Director of the Leukemia and Blood and Marrow Transplant Program and Director of the Division of Translational/Clinical Research Program.
After earning a medical degree in 1980 from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Dr. List completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He then completed fellowships in hematology and medical oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. List receives peer-reviewed NIH support for his work and publishes extensively in the areas of MDS and acute leukemia. He is the author of more than 280 peer-reviewed articles and the Clinician’s Manual on Myelodysplastic Syndromes (2008).
Scott J. Antonia, M.D, Ph.D.
Scott Antonia serves as department chair and program leader, Thoracic Oncology and program leader of the Immunology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center. He is a professor of oncology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Antonia’s research and clinical interests focus on immunotherapy and immunobiology. He has designed and conducted numerous cutting-edge studies with novel immunotherapeutics and has two patents for technology he has developed. Dr. Antonia received both his medical degree and a doctorate in immunology from the University of Connecticut Health Center. He completed an internal medicine residency at Yale University School of Medicine and pursued additional training at Yale through a medical oncology fellowship and post-doctoral fellowship in immunobiology. Dr. Antonia has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Guoping Fan is a Professor in the Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of Los Angeles (UCLA) and a member in the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. He has been a faculty member at UCLA since 2001. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Institute, where he studies the role of DNA methylation and neurotrophins in neural development. Professor Fan earned his B.S. in Biochemistry at Nanjing University, China and Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University. His current research focuses on the actions of DNA methylation and chromatin-remodeling in regulating neural gene expression, neuronal function, and stem cell differentiation and reprogramming. Professor Fan has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in journals including Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, and Cell Stem Cell.
Under Dr. Fan’s leadership his team has demonstrated that DNA cytosine methylation plays a major role in regulating neural stem cell differentiation and adult brain function. Dr. Fan also derives specific nerve and retinal cells from embryotic stem cells for cell therapy of stroke and age-related macular degeneration.
Dr. Xu is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology and Regenerative Medicine, Dean of Tongji University School of Medicine and a Director of Stem Cell Bank of TUSM, an important base or a center for stem cell research and clinical application in China.
Dr. Xu was the Deputy Dean of Tongji University School of Medicine since 2008 to 2010. After he trained as post-doctor in Alcon Lab and NEI/NIH, he was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Xu organized the first large scale International Stem Cell Symposium in collaboration with ISSCR in 2007. Following that, he and his colleagues initiated the establishment of Chinese Society for Stem Cell Biology, and severed as the first president. He is also an active member in the establishment of the State Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Strategic Alliance, and severs as a council member. Dr. Xu is also an Associate Editor for Chinese Journal of Cell and Stem Cell. More important, he is one of the few scientists in China who serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for two China National Major Projects (973 programs).
Dr. Xu had a PhD in pharmacology from University of North Texas Health Science Center, MD degree from Peking Union Medical College, a MD degree from Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and a bachelor degree from Harbin Medical University in 1982.
On November 7, 2014 Dr. Xu was elected to serve as an Independent Director and Member of Compensation Committee for Cellular Biomedicine Group, Inc. On November 11, 2016 he transitioned to a role as Scientific Advisor to lead the continued efforts of CBMG’s stem cell platforms.