Speed Mentoring Mentee Sign up

Are you looking to grow your research skills, get more involved in the lysosomal disease community, or tackle a career-change? Whether you’re new or not so new to WORLDSymposium, we invite you to register to attend our Speed Mentoring event. You will have the chance to meet with several experienced mentors across many specialties, from preclinical science and research to scientific careers in academia and the private sector, for an inside perspective on advancing your career.

Speed mentoring provides mentees with opportunities to meet multiple mentors over a short time and pose focused career development questions. Speed mentoring connects aspiring, novice and mid-career scientists and research professionals with international leaders to facilitate transfer of valuable insights for professional growth. This exciting new session will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 from 5:15 – 7:00 PM EST.

Mentor List

Professor Marc C. Patterson, MD – Mayo Clinic

Marc Patterson is currently Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics. His research and practice has focused on rare diseases in children, including multiple sclerosis and neurometabolic disorders in general, with special interests in Niemann-Pick disease, type C (NPC), other lysosomal diseases (including glycoproteinoses), mitochondrial cytopathies and congenital disorders of glycosylation, areas in which he has published more than 240 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.


Ellen Sidransky, MD – NHGRI, NIH

Dr. Sidransky, chief of the Molecular Neurogenetics Section, is a pediatrician and clinical geneticist in the Medical Genetics Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Sidransky graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University with a B.A. in biology, and received her M.D. from Tulane University. She then trained in pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University, and completed fellowship training in clinical genetics at the NIH Genetics Training Program.


Raphael Schiffmann, MD, MHSc – 4D Molecular Therapeutics

Dr. Raphael Schiffmann was a researcher at the United States National Institutes of Health and then the Director of the Institute of Metabolic Disease at the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute. Dr. Schiffmann has been performing pre-clinical and clinical research on lysosomal storage diseases since 1991 with a special focus on the natural history, pathogenesis and therapy of Fabry disease and neuronopathic Gaucher disease. Dr. Schiffmann is Senior Vice President and Therapeutic Area Head at 4D Molecular Therapeutics. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZRmqVIgAAAAJ&hl=en


Speed Mentoring Mentee Sign Up
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*You must be registered for and attend WORLDSymposium 2023 in-person to participate.