Expert in Biotechnology and Assay Development
Expert ID: 729528 Iowa, USA
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
|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|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|At Pierce and DiscoveRx he played a key role in evaluating and recommending various technologies that worked in synergy with existing products.|
|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.|
Fields of Expertise
analytical method validation, analytical testing, assay, assay development, assay protocol, biological cell development, biology, biotechnology, biotechnology market research, DNA analysis, DNA manipulation, DNA technology, enzyme, enzyme activity assay, enzyme activity assay validation, enzyme immunoassay, enzyme inhibitor, enzyme kinetics, enzyme stability, enzyme technique, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, horseradish peroxidase, immunoassay, immunofluorescence, Northern blotting, protein assay development, recombinant DNA, recombinant DNA technology, technology evaluation, bacterial culture, cell (biology), cell culture, cell culture incubator, cell disruption, cell transformation, cellular signal transduction, culture, immortalized biological cell, mammalian cell culture, mitosis, molecular biology, starter culture, whole cell culture, applied biochemistry, non-specific binding, biologic (product), DNA assay, cell bank, culture medium, cell death, particle-based immunoassay, protein analysis, apoptosis, mitogen, DNA probe technology, biological cell differentiation, biotin-avidin technology, cell, immunohistochemistry, cell membrane transport, market research, cell membrane, United States Department of Agriculture, biologic cellular component, enzyme technology, tissue culture, monoclonal antibody, immunology, immobilized enzyme, genetics, biochemistry