James Watson, M.D.

Dr. James Watson is a Nobel prize-winning scientist, chancellor emeritus of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and 2011 inductee to the Irish America Hall of Fame. He was one of the key co-discoverer’s who unraveled the structure of the DNA while a student at Cambridge University, one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century. It resulted in a Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1962....


Fionnuala Walsh, Ph.D.

Dr. Fionnuala Walsh is the senior vice president of global quality for Eli Lilly and Company, having joined the company in 1988 at its manufacturing site in Kinsale, Ireland. Throughout her time at Lilly, Fionnuala has held numerous positions in everything from technical services and laboratory analytics to management positions in the manufacturing science and technology sector and has held her...


Emer Smyth, Ph.D.

Dr. Emer Smyth is a research associate professor of pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania where she is a member of both the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics and the Cardiovascular Institute. Her current research targets how some anti-inflammatory drugs consistently reduce incidence, recurrence and/or mortality in breast and other cancers. Among her many awards, most...


Jason Ryan

Jason Ryan is the senior vice president of finance at Foundation Medicine, a breakthrough company in the fight against cancer. Over the past year as senior vice president of Foundation Medicine, Jason has seen the company double in size, go public, expand overseas, and implement new products, all while helping over 15,000 cancer patients battle their disease. Born in Concord, MA, Jason is a...


Eamonn M. M. Quigley, M.D.

Eamonn Quigley is David M. Underwood Chair of Medicine in Digestive Disorders, chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston. He is also a principal investigator at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) in Cork, Ireland. A native of west Cork, Eamonn earned his medical degree from...