Cancer Biologist: Biomarker Through Molecular Biological Techniques

Technical Consultant #2003


Expertise

  • MicroRNA and ncRNA
  • Biomarker discovery
  • High throughput genomics and transcritptomics
  • Cancer (hematological malignancies and solid tumors)
  • Molecular biology
  • Bioinformatic analysis and pipeline development
  • Project management
  • Clinical liaisons and clinical trial development
  • Biomedicine MicroRNA and ncRNA
  • Biomedicine

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Director- Oncology Research, 2011 - Present

  • Setting up and managing Oncology research program at Biomedical Research Institute which forms part of provincial reference hospital.
  • Increasing visibility of regional science and facilitating recruitment of international talent to institute.
  • Managing own research group and PIs of other research groups.
  • Sourcing funding in competitive calls.
  • Managing personnel and individual projects.
  • Liaising with clinicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Supervisor of doctoral students.
  • Publication and presentation of research findings in peer reviewed journals and international conferences.
  • Next generation sequencing (WGS; RNAseq etc.), microarray based techniques (miRNA, transcriptome), lentiviral library functional screening techniques, PAR-CLIP etc.

University of Oxford, (Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences), Oxford, U.K, 2003 - 2011

Principal Investigator of Lymphoid Malignancy Research Group (LMRG)

  • Setting up and managing research group.
  • Sourcing funding in competitive calls.
  • Managing personnel and individual projects.
  • Liaising with clinicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Publication and presentation of research findings in peer reviewed journals and international conferences.
  • Molecular biological techniques aimed at the discovery of novel biomarkers for hematological malignancies (lymphomas).

Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology, Oxford, U.K., 2000 - 2002

Principal Investigator of Research Group, (NERC Institute)

  • Setting up and managing research group.
  • Sourcing funding in competitive calls.
  • Managing personnel and individual projects.
  • Molecular biological (and immunological/protein chemistry) techniques to develop diagnostic reagents for virus infection (WNV, Dengue etc.) and development of tick-derived molecules as novel pharmaceutical agents.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Ikerbasque Research Professor
  • Marie Curie Fellow
  • University Research lecturer (University of Oxford)
  • Julian Starmer-Smith lymphoma research fund fellow

Languages

  • Spanish - Fluent

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Reviewer for many journals including PLoS Medicine, Nature c., EMBO, Blood, Cancer Research, Leukemia, PLoG Genetics and RNA.
  • Reviewer of many program and project grants, including National Cancer Institute of Canada ($8.5 million) and The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development.
  • On the Editorial Board for the following journals:
  • Journal of Cancer Research (Associate editor)
  • Cancers
  • Journal of RNAi and Gene Silencing
  • Open Journal of Hematology
  • World Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • American Journal of Blood
  • ISRN Hematology
  • World Journal of Hematology
  • Cancer Reports
  • BioMed Research International
  • Journal of Tumors

Awards

  • Merit awards (Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford)
  • 16 awarded grants ($2.5 million)

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of 59 publications in peer reviewed journals, 2 books and 6 chapters.
  • Hosted over 40 presentations
  • 2 Patents

Education

  • Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Trinity College, Oxford, U.K.
  • M.Sc Biochemistry, Trinity College, Oxford, U.K.
  • B.A. Biochemistry, (With Honors) Trinity College, Oxford, U.K.
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