(DARPA) in 2005 and was recognized with the DARPA 2008 Achievement Award for his work on emergency and pandemic influenza vaccine manufacture.
Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association, Malaysia
Dr. Chua has experience working for the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on laboratory capacity building in the Asia-Pacific region. Additionally, he serves as a laboratory consultant for the Temasek Life Science Laboratory of the National University of Singapore. He is the current treasurer and past president of the Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association.
MRIGlobal, United States
David R. Franz is vice president and chief biological scientist at MRIGlobal and senior advisor to the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs. Dr. Franz served in the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command for 23 of 27 years on active duty and retired as a colonel. He served as commander of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and as deputy commander of the Medical Research and Materiel Command. Prior to joining the Command, he served as group veterinarian for the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Dr. Franz was technical editor for the Textbook of Military Medicine on Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare released in 1997. He serves on numerous national committees and boards. Dr. Franz holds an adjunct appointment as professor for the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. The current focus of his activities relates to the role of international engagement in the life sciences as a component of national security policy. Dr. Franz holds a D.V.M. from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. in physiology from Baylor College of Medicine.
Rebuild Japan Initiative
Katsuhisa Furukawa has been an adjunct fellow at the Rebuild Japan Initiative since July 2011. From October 2004 through August 2011, he was a fellow of the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) in the Japan Science and Technology Agency, which put him in charge of a project on science, diplomacy, and security. He has joined various Japanese government and nongovernmental study groups, including groups at the Office of National Security and Crisis Management of the Cabinet Secretariat; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology; the Ministry of Justice; the Ground Self-Defense Force; and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. He was in charge of projects on science and technology for counter-terrorism commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (2006-2009). He is also a member of the Council of Asian Transnational Threat Research (October 2006-present) and a lecturer for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 Committee Regional Workshop (March 2009-present).
Sandia National Laboratories, United States
Jennifer Gaudioso manages the International Biological Threat Reduction program at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque, NM, USA. This program enhances U.S. and international security by promoting safe, secure, and responsible use of dangerous biological agents. Dr. Gaudioso and her SNL team have worked extensively in laboratory biosafety, biosecurity, biocontainment, and infectious disease diagnostics and control internationally. They have organized many international conferences, trainings, and workshops on these topics. In the last five years, the team has visited biocontainment laboratories in more than 40 countries specifically to consult on laboratory biorisk management issues. She and her SNL team work with international partners, such as the World Health Organization, on the development of international laboratory biorisk guidelines and standards. She served on the National Academies’ Committee on Education on Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. She is author of numerous journal