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Translational Research Summits 2023

The wait is over!

The 2nd edition of the Translational Research Summits are here.
Register now to meet industry experts and explore the translational research space with us.

Inspiring Innovation

Following the success of the Translational Research Summits in 2022, Leica Biosystems is thrilled to be hosting multiple summit events across North America and Europe throughout 2023. In September 2023, we will be hosting our third event in Boston, Massachusetts, offering participants to explore a range of research solutions inspired by translational research projects, and network with their peers.

Each event will feature a unique series of researcher presentations, sharing results and discoveries obtained using the BOND RX fully automated research stainer and Aperio GT 450 digital slide scanner. Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with our partner experts, and experience live demonstrations of research solutions by Leica Biosystems and partner technology.


Events Details

Boston, Massachusetts

Thursday, September 28, 2023, 9.00am – 5.00pm (EST)

Venue: Le Méridien Boston Cambridge, 20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Situated within the cultural capital of the US, the Le Méridien Boston Cambridge Hotel is the ideal location where you can work, recharge, and connect. Offering luxurious sanctuary and unmatched comfort, the Le Méridien Boston Cambridge Hotel is the perfect location for the upcoming Translational Research Summit by Leica Biosystems. Join us on September 28th and network with your peers, meet with our partner experts, and experience live demonstrations of research solutions by Leica Biosystems.


San Francisco, CA

Thursday, May 4, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (PST)

Venue: Embassy Suites San Francisco South, 250 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

The Embassy Suites in South San Franciso is perfect for our summit because it provides a central and convenient location for our attendees. The venue is easily accessible from the San Francisco Airport and is near many Researchers in San Francisco. Join us on May 4th and network with your peers, meet our partner experts, and experience live demonstrations of research solutions by Leica Biosystems.

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Featured Products

Aperio GT 450 Scanner
Capture the Beauty and the Detail

Don’t let great stains be forgotten or critical information be overlooked. Let Leica Biosystems’ high performance Aperio GT 450 scanner capture your chromogenic multiplex stains to enhance your analysis and let you share your discoveries with the world.

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Aperio is a trademark of the Leica Biosystems group of companies in the USA and optionally in other countries.

BOND RX Fully Automated Research Stainer

Speed up your next big discovery. Use the BOND RX stainer to confidently complete IHC, ISH, FISH, CTC, multiplexing, and other tests. Explore your ideas in a variety of ways via reagents, detection, and customizable protocols. The BOND RX stainer provides an easy way for labs to fully automate tests and accelerate research programs.
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BOND is a trademark of Leica Biosystems and its affiliates.

Core Histology Solutions for Pre-Analytics

From staining workstations, to a full offering of consumables, we are committed to supporting accurate and trusted results for your important daily work, because pre-analytics matter. Discover and experience multiple solutions at our event, such as research microtomes, tissue processors, and more.

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Prominent Speakers

Jonathan Nowak, MD, Ph.D.

Molecular and GI Pathologist, Brigham and Women's Hospital & Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Nowak is a molecular and GI pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and molecular genetic pathology. Dr. Nowak oversees NGS assays for solid tumors and cancer predisposition and runs a research lab at Dana-Farber for multi-omic analysis of pancreatic and colorectal cancers.

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Vikram Deshpande, MD

Professor, Pathology, Harvard Medical School & Director, GI Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Deshpande’s research focuses on pathology in gastrointestinal and connective tissue diseases. His contributions to the field of IgG4-related disease have been instrumental in establishing diagnostic criteria and pioneering new treatments for this disease. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed pieces, serves on multiple editorial boards, and is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Clinical Pathology.

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Espy Anguiano, Ph.D.

Scientific Market Development Director for BioPharma, NanoString Technologies

Espy Anguiano, PhD, is the Scientific Market Development Director for BioPharma at NanoString Technologies. Espy is focused on the adoption of spatial technologies in drug development research activities. Espy has a PhD in Biomedical Science from Baylor University and a MS-MBA from Temple University, with over 20 years of experience in molecular biology and genomics research.

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Blake McAlpin, Ph.D.

Field Applications Scientist, ACD

Blake McAlpin received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2021 where he studied neurotoxic side effects of chemotherapy treatment with a focus on microglia-mediated mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction. He received his bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan.

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Traci Degeer

Director, Advanced Staining Innovation, Leica Biosystems

Traci DeGeer is the Director, Advanced Staining Innovation, Leica Biosystems. In her role she helps access new technology, manages relationships with partners, & liaises with R&D to meet partner & customer needs. Traci has a BS in Biology, an HT, HTL, and QIHC for the AP lab and is a HBx core program graduate. Traci has a patent in small molecule detection for PDL-1, sits on the ASCP Board of Certification, and is the Education Chair for NSH.

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Helen Snyder, Ph.D.

Director, Multiplexing Product Management, Cell IDx, a Leica Biosystems Company

Dr Snyder received her PhD in immunology from the University of Cambridge, UK and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California. Dr. Snyder has over 30 years' experience in immunology research, reagent development, preclinical development of biotherapeutics, and business development of immunoassay and immunodiagnostic products.

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Robin Fitzl

Field Application Scientist, Leica Biosystems

Robin is Sr. Field Applications Specialist with 10+ years at Leica Biosystems. She holds a Medical Molecular degree from Rogers State University and has been a certified histologist since 1984. After responding to a volunteer request, she served as a Webinar coordinator for NSH and is currently serving as an officer for the Oklahoma Society. Her passion has created several opportunities to speak at state and national meetings.

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Mark Lawson

Field Application Scientist, Leica Biosystems

Mark Lawson is an Applications Specialist at Leica Biosystems, supporting BOND RX, BOND RXm, and a wide array of reagents. Mark has 15+ years of histology experience in the clinical and research spaces, ranging from histotechnologist to laboratory administrator. With this experience, Mark has been able to develop his skills in IHC and in situ hybridization assay development, laboratory management, and histology.

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Mark Frushone

Global Director Pathology Imaging, Leica Biosystems

Mark Frushone is the Global Director of Commercial Development for Leica Biosystems. For over 25 years, Mark has been a leader in the Healthcare industry. He joined Leica Biosystems in 2012, focusing on digital pathology enablement across the world. Before this, Mark was at Aperio Inc as a Sr. application specialist. Mark holds a MS from National University and a Bachelor of Science from Central Connecticut.

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