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Expert in Craniofacial Vertebrate Developmental Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, miRNAs, Evolution

Expert ID: 730025 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert has training in Cell, Developmental and Molecular Biology. He supervises a research laboratory that performs a range of projects from mechanisms of craniofacial developmental abnormalities, the role of miRNAs in cranial vertebrate development, basic principles of craniofacial biology on organismal, cell ad molecular levels and evolution of craniofacial skeletal structures.

Consulting case: miRNA Sample Preparation. Expert used his significant expertise in working with miRNAs to help a company customer understand what procedures and reagents work best in preparation of the tissue biological samples or further analyses of miRNAs.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2000 Degree: PhD Subject: Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Institution: Indiana University, Bloomington
Year: 1995 Degree: BS Subject: Biology Institution: Indiana University, Bloomington
Year: 1994 Degree: transfer Subject: Biology Institution: Kazakh National University at Almaty, Kazakhstan

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities: Expert supervises a research laboratory based at Biological Laboratories Building, Harvard University and teaches several courses at undergraduate and graduate level.
Years: 2006 to 2011 Employer: Title: Assistant Professor Department: Responsibilities: Expert supervises a research laboratory based at Harvard University and teaches several courses at undergraduate and graduate level.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Employer: Title: Instructor Department: Responsibilities: Expert was conduction research in craniofacial development and teaching graduate level courses.
Years: 2000 to 2004 Employer: Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Department: Responsibilities: Expert was conducting research on vertebrate animal developmental genetics.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the following scientific societies: The Society for Developmental Biology – SDB; The American Association for the Advancement of Science – AAAS; The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology - SICB; The Canadian Society of Zoologists – CSZ; The International Society of Vertebrate Morphology – ISVM
Professional Appointments
Editor in "Genes" online scientific magazine
Awards / Recognition
- Collaborative study is featured by Science magazine in “Science NOW” section

- Study on Darwin’s Finches declared as one of the “15 Evolutionary Gems” of the last decade by Nature

- Harvard University nominee for the W.M. Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Scholars Award

- Study declared one of the “top ten breakthroughs of the year” by Nature magazine

Harvard School of Dental Medicine Fellowship in honor of Aina M. Auskaps, D.M.D. (The Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowships of Harvard Medical School)

Dean’s Award of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Cancer Research Fund,
Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation

Indiana University Floyd Graduate Fellowship

Indiana University Payne Fellowship for Academic Excellence

National “Bolashak” Fellowship of the Republic of Kazakhstan (“The President’s Fellowship”)

Honorary Award Recognition, the 18th Annual Edition of “The National Dean’s List”

Honors Stipend at the Kazakh State National University
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 31 publications in the fields of craniofacial developmental genetics and mechanisms of developmental evolution.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
“Development and Evolution of the Vertebrate Head” lecture and seminar course upon invitation from Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

E-115 “Evolutionary Developmental Biology in Animals” (Harvard Extension School course)

E-202 “Topics in Developmental Biology” (Harvard Extension School Course)

S-104 “What Darwin Did Not Know - Darwin's Legacy and Advances in
Modern Biology” (Harvard Summer School)

Teaching a lecture for the “Craniofacial Developmental Genetics” course at the
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Organized and taught nanocourse “Evolutionary Developmental Biology” for
the BBS PhD program at Harvard Medical School (with Drs. Elena
Kramer and Cassandra Extavour)

Taught lectures on craniofacial developmental evolution for the 51st-53rd Annual Short Courses on Medical and Experimental Mammalian Genetics at Jackson Labs, Jackson Laboratories, Bar Harbor, ME;

Organized and taught lecture “Darwin’s Legacy in Modern Science” for the
Brookline Adult Education program at Brookline High School
Vendor Selection
Expert set up and now runs a modern molecular biology laboratory. He normally locates the vendors personally and negotiates with them directly.
Marketing Experience
Expert participated in multiple online and telephone surveys for multiple biotech and vendor companies.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Russian Expert is a native speaker in Russian language.
Engish English is a foreign language for Expert but he is extremely fluent in this language.

Fields of Expertise

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