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Expert in Biotechnology and Assay Development

Expert ID: 729528 Iowa, USA

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Expert is President of a consulting firm which provides in depth and wide ranging expert biotechnology solutions, scientific writing and presentation services in the field of molecular biology, immunology, and cell biology with a focus in biochemical, cell based, ELISA and HCS assay development.

Expert in biochemical, cell based and ELISA assay development.

* Experience in innovating and leading discovery of novel biochemical and cell based assay formats as well as ELISA assay development.
* Extensive leadership experience in developing assay products.
* In depth knowledge of the field and Industrial focus with the ability to connect research results to final production parameters.
* Numerous patents.

Leader in the field:

* Published extensively in peer reviewed journals in the field of molecular and cellular biology.
* Led, directed and managed product development projects in academia and industry
* Holds patents on novel approaches to studying cellular biology and interrogating biological networks.
* Experience in grant writing.
* Presented at national and international meetings.
* Numerous publications in biotechnology trade literature.

Technical focus and expertise:

* Biochemistry, Immunology, molecular and cell biology.
* Biochemical, cell based assay, ELISA and HCS assay design and development.
* Fluorescence intensity, fluorescence lifetime, FP, FRET, TR-FRET.
* DNA/RNA manipulation.
* Protein expression, purification, modification and conjugation.
* Recombinant DNA, PCR and cloning techniques.
* Cell and tissue culture.
* FPLC and HPLC.

Expert is a consultant for DiscoveRx he does a mix of marketing, technology evaluation and literature/science writing. The marketing mostly involves evaluating other technologies and competitors and using that information to develop application experiments to showcase DiscoevRx products. He also works with DiscoveRx to evaluate new technologies to see if they can work synergistically with DiscoveRx products. The literature and science writing basically involve collating references and writing reports detailing new areas for the application of the EFC technology. Expert is a consultant for PK Biosciences where his work mainly involves assisting them in developing their CRO and profiling services. This is again a mix of marketing and technology evaluation where we are trying to develop their business in a specific direction.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Des Moines, Iowa - Waterloo, Iowa - Council Bluffs, Iowa - Ames, Iowa

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: PhD Subject: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Institution: University of Southampton
Year: 1990 Degree: BSc Subject: Immunology and Microbiology Institution: University of East London

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Co-Founder and Director of Scientific Affairs Department: Responsibilities: Develop contacts and conduct research/marketing projects for clients
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: MM Biotechnology Consultants Title: Founder Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2006 to 2010 Employer: DiscoveRx Title: Manager Department: R&D Responsibilities: Managed a group of scientists and develop and conduct research projects to develop cell based assays.
Years: 2000 to 2006 Employer: Pierce Biotechnology Title: Manager Department: R&D Responsibilities: Managed a group of scientists and develop and conduct research projects to develop a variety of products involved in protein biochemistry and analysis.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 1995 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: Research Scientist.
Development of a novel baculovirus based pesticide.
Years: 1988 to 1989 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: Research Scientist

Moredun Research Institute

Developed methods to isolate and characterize mast cell proteins that were generated as an immune response to nematode infections in sheep.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society for Biomolecular Screening.
American Society of Matrix Biology.
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
The Peptide Society.
The Fluorescence Society.
Licenses / Certifications
LC-MS/Ion Trap training course, Agilent Technologies.
Awards / Recognition
ScreenTech 2004 World Summit Best Poster Award, First Prize (2004).
NIH National Research Service Award, (2002-2003).
American Foundation for Urological Disease/Alza Pharmaceuticals, Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999-2001).
Superior Mentorship Award, Bronx High School of Science (2001).
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 7 patents and numerous publications in peer reviewed journals.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
At Pierce and DiscoveRx he regularly developed marketing and training seminars for sales and filed application scientists to introduce them to new products and product lines.
Vendor Selection
At Pierce and DiscoveRx he played a key role in evaluating and recommending various technologies that worked in synergy with existing products.
Marketing Experience
He has over 15 years of experience in molecular biology, immunology, and cell biology with a focus in biochemical, cell based, ELISA and HCS assay development.

In previous positions he has taken a key role in product development from R&D to marketing and sales and also presenting products to new and existing customers.
Other Relevant Experience
Strong writing and presentation skills. Ability to evaluate new technologies and develop business collaborations.

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