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 Expert  107825

Expert in Molecular Biology, Molecular Pathology, Polymerase Chain Reaction Technology


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
USA
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Expert has expertise in the adaptation and development of molecular biological techniques to answer medical questions of human genetics, differential gene expression, diagnostics, epidemiology, and pathogenesis, particularly in regard to infectious agents and genetic diseases.

Expert founded the Center for Genomic Sciences (CGS) at the University of Pittsburgh and then relocated the CGS to Expert's University in November of 1997. The CGS is a multidisciplinary center designed to foster gene discovery research through family studies and comparative expression studies. Recent work has resulted in the mapping and cloning of several human disease genes including: Crouzon syndrome, hereditary pancreatitis, DAIA.

Expert has worked extensively with the human retroviruses, HIV and HTLV, and was instrumental in the original development of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methodology for the identification of low copy number infectious agents like the AIDS virus (HIV) and HTLV-I and -II. He has also developed specific serological and antigenic assays for retroviral detection and nucleic acid-based diagnostics for these viruses.

Recently, Expert has developed PCR-based assays for hepatitis C virus, lyme disease, TB, otitis media, CMV and others. In addition, he was instrumental in using PCR technology for quantitative assessments of viral load, and in coupling PCR with reverse transcriptase for RNA amplification. He served as founding co-chair of the Infectious Disease Section of the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP)

He was involved in the detection of HTLV-I in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in cases of chronic progressive myelopathy. The PCR technologies have provided a means to monitor the spread of a specific infectious agent through various populations via different modes of transmission and to monitor changes in HIV over time. PCR has also been used by Expert for the analysis of HIV'S ability to infect different cell types in both humans and chimpanzees.

Expert is currently establishing the Center for Genomic Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He is exploring the utility of PCR as a means to identify food pathogens, settle paternity suits, provide linkage for genomic mapping, examine flanking regions of proviral integration sites, accomplish in-vitro mutagenesis, and analyze genetic variability. He is also knowledgeable of hybrid toxins, PCR-based cloning and mutagenesis techniques, and DNA sequencing and synthesis.

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molecular biology

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genomics

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human genetics

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human genome

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human immunodeficiency virus

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infectious disease

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retrovirus

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sexually-transmitted disease

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virology

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molecular pathology

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polymerase chain reaction

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in vitro mutagenesis


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1987   Ph.D.   Molecular Biology   Syracuse University  
1977   B.A.   Biology   Alfred University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 


 

Professor

 

Expert is Professor of Human Genetics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, and Surgery; Executive Director, Center for Genomic Sciences; and Vice Chairman, Department of Human Genetics.

1996 to 1997

 

University of Pittsburgh

 

School of Medicine

 

Associate Professor of Pathology and Otolarygology

 


1990 to 1997

 

University of Pittsburgh

 

School of Medicine

 

Head, Molecular Diagnostics Unit

 


1990 to 1997

 

University of Pittsburgh

 

School of Medicine

 

Assistant Professor

 


1989 to 1990

 

SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

 


 

Assistant Professor

 


1987 to 1988

 

SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse

 


 

Post-Doctoral Work in Hematology and Oncology

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has been a very prolific author of scientific publications and has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international scientific forums. In 1994, Expert published a comprehensive book on PCR-based clinical diagnostics for infectious agents.


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • PCR expert expert for consulting on PCR Support.
  • Expert in plasmid DNA for consulting on plasmid DNA purification and review of IP.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Hepatitis C expert needed for consulting regarding various genotypes ability to contract HEP C.
  • Expert witness on genetic disease research and formulations review for litigation case.
  • Expert witness sepsis for consulting on wrongful death of 30 year old Eskimo Woman in Barrow, Alaska.
  • Expert physician for consulting on AIDS/HIV medical records review.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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