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Expert in Cellular Immunology, stem cells, regenerative medicine,

Expert ID: 714825 Arizona, USA

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CELLULAR IMMUNOLOGY; CELLULAR IMMUNITY; HYBRIDOMA; IMMUNOCHEMICAL ASSAY. Expert's career has been spent in the area of basic and applied cellular immunology. He is very knowledgeable of infectious disease and the analysis of immune competence in humans and animals. He has worked with both animal and human models and has been involved all aspects of his field (i.e. CTL, NK, Ab). He has experience in applying and developing immunoassays and has a good understanding of cell and tissue culture, mAb production, flow cytometry, hybridoma, and ELISA.

BIOMARKERS. Expert's four years of work with the EPA has taught him how to apply his experience towards biomarkers in many different areas of health research. He continues to do research in environmental monitoring and studies the effects of environmental pollutants on biological systems with emphasis on the immune system as a sensitivity indicator.

CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY. Expert has spent the past six years of his research focusing on studies in clinical immunology and hematology. Specifically, his research involves transplantation and developmental immunology. He also has experience in tumor immunology and models of metastasis. He has applied a variety of different immunological and molecular biology techniques in his work.

CYTOTOXICITY; CYTOTOXIC T LYMPHOCYTES; ANTIBODY PRODUCTION. Expert is very knowledgeable of natural killer (cytotoxic) cells. He also understands cellular regulation, cell surface interactions, cell and tissue culturing, flow cytometry, and antibody & hybridoma production.

DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING. Expert has done research in the areas of nucleic acids, RNA, DNA sequencing & synthesis, genetic manipulation, gene regulation, and protein synthesis. He is experienced with cloning techniques, and is also knowledgeable of molecular biology and biotechnology.

ExpertHarris started the first cord blood bank in the USA in 1992 and has worked in cord blood banking and transplantation for more than 20 years. Currently, he serves as the Director of the biorepository at the University of Arizona.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: PhD Subject: Microbiology and Immunology, Institution: Wake Forest University
Year: 1979 Degree: MS Subject: Medical Sciences, Institution: Wake Forest University
Year: 1978 Degree: BS Subject: Biology, Mathematics, Psychology, Institution: Wake Forest University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1989 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: PROFESSOR Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: (Undisclosed)
Years: 1985 to 1989 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Research Associate, Center for Environmental Medicine & Lung Biology Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: (Undisclosed)
Years: 1985 to 1985 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Staff Immunologist Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: (Undisclosed)

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Arizona Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, the International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology, AAAS, and the American Association of Immunology.
Professional Appointments
He reviews articles for the Journal of Immunology, Cellular Immunology, International Journal of Cancer, and Cancer Research. He reviews grants for the NSF and the USPHS Veteran's Administration.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has spoken on many occasions in the U.S. and abroad and has published numerous articles and abstracts.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has experience in providing expert witness testimony in immunological and stem cell issues. He has served as an expert witness 4 times in the past.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of:
* All products involved in cellular immunology
* All products involved in molecular biology.

He has access to the following resources:
* Vendor files
* Computer database.
Marketing Experience
Expert has successfully launched 5 biotechnology companies based on his work at the university.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Fluent in French.

Fields of Expertise

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