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 Expert  107913

Expert in Biotechnology: All Areas of Business and Technology


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
USA
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Expert has extensive hands-on experience with, and knowledge of, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) probe technology, having worked in this area for 10 years. He used nucleic acid probe technology to characterize mammalian viruses and oncogenes while performing research supported by the US National Cancer Institute. He also used DNA probe technology for his PhD research project and dissertation, which focused on the phylogeny and relationships of prosimian and simian primates as indicated by DNA-DNA hybridization.
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DNA probe

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DNA probe technology

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DNA technology

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genetic probe

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DNA analysis

Expert has extensive experience with industrial fermentation, biotechnology, genetic engineering, and related areas. Having consulted in these areas for 12 years, he has provided information on technical, business, economic, market, commercial, and strategic developments of microbial fermentation. Expert has focused on such products as antibiotics, amino acids, vitamins, organic acids, recombinant DNA therapeutics, industrial enzymes, foods and beverages, and other products produced by fermentation.
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industrial biotechnology

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industrial fermentation

Expert has applied his background and hands-on experience in biotechnology, molecular genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry to various industries worldwide. He is especially knowledgeable of the fermentation industry and has evaluated and designed industrial fermentation systems.He can advise clients on issues specific to antibiotic synthesis, genetic manipulation, organic acids, recombinant DNA, vitamins, and biotechnology assessment and modeling.
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applied biotechnology

Having worked in the area of cancer research for 10 years (seven of which were connected to the US National Cancer Institute), Expert has hands-on experience with many aspects of cancer and the various cancer treatments. He has conducted laboratory research in chemical carcinogenesis. He has thoroughly investigated the effects of a single 20mg/kg intraperitoneal injection of 3-methylcholanthrene in adult male rats. He studied this extremely potent chemical carcinogen for liver 1) growth (including liver weight, total liver DNA and RNA, and total liver protein); 2) drug metabolizing enzyme activity, specifically 3-methyl-4-monomethylaminoazobenzene N-demethylase activity; 3) 15,000 x g supernatant RNA and protein content; and 4) free, membrane-bound, and total (free + membrane-bound) ribosomal RNA and protein content.
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cancer

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cancer research

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cancer treatment

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cancerous tumor

Expert has conducted extensive laboratory research on viral carcinogenesis and cancer genetics while working with the US National Cancer Institute. Particularly noteworthy is his expertise in obtaining, isolating, and characterizing viruses, viral genes, and oncogenes from primates and nonprimates. He has published several scientific papers on both chemical carcinogenesis and viral carcinogenesis. He also has an interest in tumor suppressor genes.
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carcinogenesis

In addition to his many areas of expertise, Expert is also knowledgeable of the Cohn blood fractionation process which produces desirable fractionations and separations of blood using varying concentrations of ethanol at low temperatures. He has consulted with industry groups in the areas of blood fractionation and blood processing for the purpose of developing products for therapeutics, diagnostics, and research.
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blood fractionation

Recently, Expert applied DNA probe technology in the human disease diagnostics area for the Diagnostics Division at Abbott Laboratories, where he was responsible for product development and market entry of Abbott's Hepatitis B Viral (HBV) DNA diagnostic assay. He received the Abbott Laboratories' Presidential Award for his scientific work in developing this diagnostic product. He has several scientific publications on DNA probe technology to his credit. He has consulted for clients on various DNA issues. He can answer in-depth questions on DNA structure, synthesis, sequencing, and manipulation.
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DNA manipulation

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DNA assay

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DNA synthesis

Expert has worked with enzymes for eight years. He has experience with industrial enzymes, human therapeutic enzymes, and restriction enzymes. He has purified enzymes used for human therapeutic purposes and for research purposes. Expert consults with clients on technical, business, economic, market, commercial, and strategic aspects of enzymes and the enzyme industry. He has worked with thermostable enzymes used in the fermentation industry and the pulp and paper industry. Expert organized and presided over two international conferences on industrial enzymes in Chicago. In addition, he has edited and published the proceedings of these conferences.
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industrial enzyme

Expert has experience with chiral synthesis, chirality, and chiral drugs. He has consulted with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, and separation technology clients in these areas. He has focused on technologies for producing pure optical isomers out of racemates and on producing chiral intermediate compounds.
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chiral synthesis

Expert is knowledgeable of nutraceuticals and how foods may be used to treat human disease. He has applied his background in biotechnology, molecular genetics, molecular biology, and biochemistry to the area of nutraceuticals across a wide range of industries.
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nutraceutical

Expert has experience with blood substitutes. He has consulted with clients on the technologies, applications, business aspects, and markets for blood substitutes.
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artificial blood

Expert has worked with enzymes for eight years. He has experience with industrial enzymes, human therapeutic enzymes, and restriction enzymes. He has purified enzymes used for human therapeutic purposes and for research purposes. Expert consults with clients on technical, business, economic, market, commercial, and strategic aspects of enzymes and the enzyme industry. He has worked with thermostable enzymes used in the fermentation industry and the pulp and paper industry. Expert organized and presided over two recent international conferences on industrial enzymes in Chicago. In addition, he has edited and published the proceedings of these conferences.
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enzyme engineering

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enzyme purification

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enzyme technology


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Madison, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Molecular Biology and Medicine; mitochondrial disease;...
DNA Technology including DNA isolations, DNA...
Mitochondrial DNA Stability, Oxidative Stress, Metabolism
DNA Sequencing: Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   PhD   Molecular Genetics/Molecular Biology   The George Washington University  
1973   MS   Biochemistry/Molecular Biology   Syracuse University  
1969   BS   Biology   Syracuse University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1994 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President and Consultant

 

1988 to 1994

 

Bernard Wolnak & Associates

 


 

Associate Consultant

 

1985 to 1988

 

Abbott Laboratories

 

Diagnostics Division

 

Research Scientist

 

1983 to 1985

 

Smith Laboratories, Inc.

 


 

Manager of Biological Research

 

1982 to 1983

 

Georgetown University School of Med.

 


 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 

1980 to 1982

 

The George Washington University

 


 

Ph.D. Candidate

 

1973 to 1980

 

Meloy Laboratories, Inc.

 


 

Senior Research Biochemist

 

1972 to 1973

 

State University Of New York Upstate Medical Center

 


 

Research Scientist

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association of University Technology Managers, the American Chemical Society, and the Society for Industrial Microbiology.

Professional Appointments

Expert was appointed by the mayor of Manlius, New York to serve on the Conservation Advisory Council in upstate New York.

Awards/Recognition

Expert received the Abbott Laboratories Presidential Award for developing the Hepatitis B Viral DNA probe diagnostic assay.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has numerous scientific publications on a variety of subjects and several books on industrial enzymes.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Ph.D. Dissertation, The George Washington University  
 - Nature  
 - Journal of Virology  
 - MS Thesis, Syracuse University  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has extensive experience with process design, technology and market reviews, in-depth research projects, implementation assistance, etc.
Recent Client Requests:
  • QC expert for consulting on BLA for vaccine development.
  • Expert in veterinary products for consulting on vaccines and diagnostics for animal production.
  • Expert for consulting on Due diligence of biotech process of conversion organic waste into protein by aerobic digestion process.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • DNA expert for consulting on the reliability of the sample.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1988 to   Canada, Europe, Asia, Japan, and elsewhere.   Over the years, Expert has consulted to clients outside the United States,including Canada, Europe, Asia, Japan, and elsewhere.

Language Skills:
Description
Expert reads and writes Spanish and French. He has conducted scientific business in Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert teaches a seminar entitled "An Introduction to Biotechnology for the Nonscientist." This seminar is intended to help people whose work brings them into contact with the biotechnology and related industries, but who have limited or no training in the area. Topics covered include structure and function of cells and genes, DNA and how it is manipulated, genetic engineering, fermentation, proteins, recombinant DNA technology, gene splicing, and human gene therapy. Expert's seminar also provides an introduction to biotechnology as well as biotechnology used for diagnostics and therapeutics, medical, agricultural, food, and environmental biotechnology applications, and additional topics relating to biotechnology.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of biotechnology services, biomedical services, diagnostic services, pharmaceutical services, cosmetics, fine chemicals, and agricultural (animal feed, veterinary) services.


 

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