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Ignacio Wistuba, MD

Ignacio I. Wistuba, MD, is professor and chair of the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology at the University of Texas (UT) MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is the director of the MD Anderson Institutional Tissue Bank, director of the ECOG-ACRIN Central Biorepository and Pathology Facility, and director of the UT Lung SPORE Tissue Bank. Dr Wistuba earned his medical degree from Austral University of Chile, Valdivia, and thereafter completed postdoctoral training at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. His major research interest is the elucidation of the molecular abnormalities involved in the pathogenesis and progression of lung cancer, and the development of predictive biomarker for targeted and immune therapies of solid tumors. He is principal investigator (PI) and co-PI on several molecular pathology and biomarker projects supported by multi-investigators and multi-institutional grants. He has co-authored over 480 peer-reviewed papers.

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James Ayala, MS

Mr. Ayala holds a MS degree in Conservation Biology and has over 20 years of experience working with wildlife. Mr. Ayala’s research interests include applying behavioral research, positive reinforcement conditioning and environmental enrichment to improve the veterinary care, breeding and welfare of captive endangered species. He has worked in China at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding as a research manager for six years with some of China’s rarest endemic species.