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Personalize Medicine Consultant: Genomic Screening to Develop Sensitive Diagnostics and Effective Therapeutics

Technical Consultant #1553


Expertise

  • Personalize medicine consultant which determines personal genetic risk markers with predisposition to disease.
  • Use of genomics, DNA sequencing and genotyping to identify the molecular bases of disease and characterizing subclassifications.
  • Expert in the use of genomic technology including microarray expression profiling, sequencing, and SNP analysis on the platforms developed by Illumina, Affymetrix, Helicos and Pacific Biosciences.
  • Embedded in the personalized medicine revolution including a founding role of a medical facility providing DNA testing revealing predisposition health conditions.
  • Expert in disease research within the areas of neurogenomics, neurological disease, cancer, drug development, diagnostic development and translational genomics.
  • Disease specific knowledge of autism, exercise-induced , Ph.D., M.D.heart attacks and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDDS), schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, Parkinson's, ALS (Lou Gehrig) and Alzheimer's disease.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Founder and CSO, 2006 - Present

  • A diagnostics company which determines personal genetic risk markers which genetically predispose to disease.
  • Founded the company, developed the technical and product concepts and succeeded in procuring venture funding.

Undisclosed Company, Founder and Director, 2007 - 2009

  • A biopharmaceutical company focused on treatments for nervous system diseases including neurodegenerative diseases, impaired cognitive functions and mood disorders.
  • Founded the company based on discoveries within his research program at Translational Genomics Research Institute.
  • Successfully procure funding and began acquisition of drug use licenses.

Undisclosed Company, Founder and Director, 2008 - Present

  • A diagnostics company which evaluates individual cancer samples, determining unique genetic characteristics, and developing personalized treatment regimens.

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), Phoenix, AZ, 2003 - 2008

Deputy Director for Discovery Research and Chairman Department of Neurogenomics

  • Oversaw 250 scientists with an overall funding portfolio of $70 million per year.
  • Structured the scientific goals and scope of the institute.
  • Raised funding for the institute including government and private grants, strategic partnerships and foundation funds.
  • Maintained a research lab focused on the discovery of genetic underpinnings of monogenic and complex genetic disorders including autism, exercise-induced heart attacks and sudden infant death syndrome, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Parkinsons, ALS and Alzheimer's disease.
  • Headed the National Institutes of Health Neuroscience Microarray Consortium through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Honors & Publications


Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Society for Pediatric Research
  • Member, American Association of Cancer Research
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience
  • American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research Association Young Investigators Award
  • NIMH Advisory Panel for Complex Trait Genetics
  • Bio-IT Grand Prize "Discovery and Basic Research"
  • Mentor, Siemens-Westinghouse Science Fair Winners (Anne Lee and Albert Shieh)
  • Affymetrix "Center of Excellence for Genotyping and Resequencing"

Publications and Patents

  • Publications include over 120 articles in pier reviewed journals such as Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Genetics and the New England Journal of Medicine
  • Three published chapters in genomics and molecular medicine books
  • Twelve patents filed.

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Molecular Biology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • B.S., Biology/Biochemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
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