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Expert in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, DNA Forensics, Immunology, Virology, Vaccines, Antibodies, PCR, RNA, FDA submissions

Expert ID: 727251 Connecticut, USA

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Expert has over 40 years of experience in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology. His academic research career led to 80 publications and 5 Biotechnology patents which enjoy a high impact rating and feature innovative methods in DNA, RNA and protein Biology. Clients note his ability to identify potential flaws in the opposing expert witness report and to be able to clearly explain the implications of such flaws to a lay audience. He is also noted for his ability to differentiate complex arguments on the basis of a clear understanding of the scientific principles. These abilities are evidenced by his expert witness testimony in high profile Biotechnology litigation.

The expert has hands-on experience in contemporary techniques in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, DNA forensics Clinical Molecular diagnostics and Genetics. Including such specific areas as Next Generation DNA sequencing, RNA therapeutics, siRNA, CRISPR, gene editing, recombinant gene technology and Monoclonal antibodies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: PhD Subject: Biochemistry Institution: University of Aberdeen
Year: 1975 Degree: BSc Subject: Honors in Biochemistry Institution: Aberdeen University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: Designs, generates and distributes quality antibodies relevant to Virology
and Oncology. These include high affinity monoclonal antibodies against Viral targets, Onco-Immune pathways, Gene expression regulators and Tumor neoantigens.
Years: 2000 to 2010 Employer: University of Connecticut School of Medicine Title: Director of the Graduate program in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department: Biochemistry Responsibilities: Expert was Associate Professor of Biochemistry, in which capacity he directed graduate programs and conducted research.
Years: 1996 to 2000 Employer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Title: Associate Member Department: Responsibilities: Expert was an Associate Professor at Cornell Medical School Associate Member and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology at Sloan Kettering Institute
Years: 1989 to 1996 Employer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Title: Assistant Member Department: Responsibilities: Expert was an Assistant Professor at Cornell Medical School Assistant Member and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology at Sloan Kettering

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2007 to 2009 Agency: Department of Defense Role: Reviewer Description: Reviewed grants on breast cancer research.
Years: 2007 to 2007 Agency: NHLBI-NIH Role: Reviewer Description: Reviewed federal grants.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Agency: NIH Role: Reviewer Description: Reviewed federal grants.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
New York Academy of Science
The Harvey Society
The RNA Society
Professional Appointments
Expert has served on federal study sections reviewing NIH grants. Additional appointments include:
Post Doctoral Fellow Dr. J. Hurwitz's Lab, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Post Doctoral Fellow Dr. J. Hurwitz's Lab, Program in Molecular Biology, Sloan-Kettering Institute

Assistant Laboratory Member
Program in Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Sloan-Kettering Institute

Assistant Member and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology, Sloan-Kettering Institute

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Associate Member and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology, Sloan-Kettering Institute

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Associate Professor of Molecular,Microbial and Structural Biology University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Director of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Program, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 80 publications, 5 book chapters, 6 patents and 4 licensed products.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
2017 Expert Witness used in patent litigation to explain the nature of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
2108 Prepared expert witness report on the determination of mumps vaccine response as measured by the ELISA assay
2019 Expert witness in patent litigation on the use of the sequence of cell free DNA in prenatal diagnosis
2019 Expert witness in patent litigation on the use of the sequence of cell free DNA in the diagnosis of tissue transplant rejection
Marketing Experience
Expert has a broad knowledge of the biomedical field and its applications in industry and medicine.

Fields of Expertise

DNA structure, electrophoretic protein purification, polymerase chain reaction, affinity chromatography, clinical genetics, DNA analysis, DNA manipulation, DNA sequencing, DNA synthesis, DNA technology, epitope mapping, GeneScan, genetic manipulation, genetic mutation process, genetic probe technology, genetic sequencing, genomics, genotyping, hybridoma technology, medical genetics, messenger ribonucleic acid, molecular biology translation, molecular diagnostics, monoclonal antibody, Northern blotting, nucleic acid enzymology, nucleic acid hybridization, nucleotide mapping, plasmid DNA, protein antigen, protein biochemistry, protein characterization, protein sequencing, recombinant antibody, recombinant DNA, recombinant DNA technology, reverse transcriptase, RNA sequencing, antisense DNA, RNA interference, Western blotting, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, vaccine, clinical diagnostics, serum, antibody production, polyclonal antibody, prostate-specific antigen, antigen, paraneoplastic endocrine syndrome, neuroimmunology, immunology, cancer immunology, antigen-antibody interaction, monoclonal antibody production, antibody, adenosine diphosphate, diagnostic laboratory immunology, Genotyper, structural bioinformatics, chromatography applications, pharmacogenomics, proteomics, proteome, bioinformatics, ribozyme, DNA fingerprinting, gene therapy vector purification, eukaryotic gene, genetic disease, DNA assay, cancer immunotherapy, apoenzyme, antisense drug, Q-beta replicase, RNA polymerase, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, adenine, adenosine monophosphate, hypoxanthine, topoisomerase, DNA polymerase, transgenic organ, transfer ribonucleic acid, inosine, adenosine deaminase, chromosome paint, endonuclease, restriction endonuclease, equilibrium dialysis, ribosome, complementary DNA, protein analysis, antiviral agent, DNA probe technology, DNA probe, protein functionality, transgenic animal, genome, albumin, adenosine triphosphate, baculovirus expression vector system, medical technology, antisense oligonucleotide, polynucleotide, oligonucleotide, guanosine triphosphate, genetic probe, genetically engineered material, amino group, genotype, enzyme engineering, enzyme technology, protein chemistry, protein engineering, nucleotide, polymerase, gene characterization, polypeptide, uracil, transgenic technology, immunoglobulin, genetic engineering, gene therapy, gene fusion, gene expression, gel electrophoresis, chromosome, blood protein

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