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Expert in Gene Expression; Biotechnology; DNA Sequencing; Microarray Technology; Molecular Biology

Expert ID: 730641 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert was one of the first individuals to perform recombinant DNA technology and has 37 years of experience in this area. He has been a Professor at Harvard Medical School for the past 30 years and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is internationally known for his work on gene regulation and more recently basic research in cancer, and has approximately 270 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has extensive experience with a virtually all aspects of molecular biology as applied to biotechnology including gene regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, DNA sequencing, protein expression, microarray technology, genetics, and biochemistry. He is currently a member of the scientific advisory board (SAB) of Sangamo Inc., and has been an SAB member for 4 other companies in the past. He holds one patent, with another patent pending. He also has considerable experience as an expert witness in patent cases in the US and Europe, including testifying at approximately 5 trials and being deposed in 10 cases.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: PhD Subject: Biochemistry Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1974 Degree: SM Subject: Biology Institution: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Year: 1974 Degree: SB Subject: Biology Institution: MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1982 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: David Wesley Gaiser Professor Department: Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Responsibilities: He has been primarily responsible for running a research laboratory involving 10-15 individuals and with an annual budget of approximately 1M/year of direct costs. He also teaches graduate students and performs the usual administrative responsibilities of a tenured faculty member.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1990 to 1994 Agency: NIH Role: Member, study section Description:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Appointments
David Wesley Gaiser Professor of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology
Awards / Recognition
Member, National Academy of Sciences 2010
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2008
Distinguished Researcher, IMBB, Crete 2006
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2005
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology 1993
MERIT award, National Institutes of Health 1993
Eli Lilly Award in Microbiology 1990

Publications and Patents Summary
270 publications
2 patents

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Approximately 30 patent cases over the past 20 years, mostly in the US but a few in Europe. This includes 12 depositions, 2 speaking appearances in European patent court, and 5 testimonies at trial.
Training / Seminars
Expert gives seminars on my research at universities, medical schools, national and international meetings, and biotechnology companies. These occur approximately 10-20 times per year.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and genomics

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