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Asked the origins of the company's name, Harth explained in an e-mail that "Revalida" is "made up of the three founders' first names: Eva, Alice and David. The R stands for ‘retina’, the main area in the eye we want to deliver the compounds to" in treating glaucoma and degeneration, which are the company's initial targets.
As by VNC, Harth's collegues in the venture are Ph.D. graduate student Alice van der Ende, and David Calkins, director of research within the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.
She is principal investigator in the Harth Research Group, within the Chemistry Department at Vanderbilt. In 2007, she received a $478,000 National Science Foundation Career Award.
Harth holds assistant professorships in both the Chemistry Department of the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science, and in the Pharmacology Department of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 1998, she earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, University of Mainz Germany.
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Beth Conklin is a Cultural and Medical Anthropologist Professor at Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science (VCAS). She specializes in the ethnography of indigenous peoples of lowland South America (VCAS). Her research primarily focuses on the anthropology of body, religion, and ritual, health and healing, death and mourning, the politics of indigenous rights and ecology, environmentalism, and cultural religious responses to climate change (VCAS). The courses that she teaches are: anthropological theory, medicine and health, indigenous peoples, and environmental issues (VCAS).