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 Expert  723778

Expert in Personalized Medicine, Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Oncology, Biotechnology, IBD

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Massachusetts (MA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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As the director of the Expert's Firm Genomics and Proteomics Center and of the Dana Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center Proteomics Core, Expert has ample expertise in bioinformatics, since each of these facilities includes a whole core for bioinformatics. Expert supevises a group of bioinformaticians and is himself heavily involved in evaluating bioinformatics software tools, analyzing genomic and protomic data using bioinformatics and developing novel bioinformatics software. He has applied bioinformatics analysis for many clincal, translational and basic research questions in oncology, immunology, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and autoimmune diseases. He is continuously evaluating bioinformatics software from many companies.





molecular biology

Expert is the director of the Expert's Firm Genomics Center. He has years of experience in all types of genomics applications. His Center provides service to academic and industry labs for transcriptional profiling, genotyping, tiling arrays, exon arrays, methylation, real time PCR, microRNAs and any other genomic application. The Center has instrumentation from all major suppliers such as Affyemtrix, Illumina, Nanogen, Agilent, GE Healthcare, ABI, MJR, Perkin Elmer etc. He is in charge of evaluating and selecting instrumentation and supplies for all genomic studies. His expertise in genomics reaches through all major clinical, translational and basic science applications. A major focus of the genomics applications are in the areas of cancer, immunology, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. A major effort is towards introducing new genomic technologies into the clinical lab and apply genomics to personalized medicine.





clinical genetics


DNA technology


eukaryotic gene




gene expression


genetic engineering


genetic sequencing






human genetics


human genome


molecular genetics

As the director of the Expert's Firm Genomics Center and of the Dana Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center Proteomics Core Expert has ample expertise in all aspects of proteomics including protein fractionation, mass spectrometry, ELISA based assays, protein microarrays, microfluidics, surface plasmon resonance and high throughput assays utilizing robotics and various automation equipment. His center has instrumentation from all major suppliers including ABI, Thermo, Waters, Beckman, Dionex, Agilent, GE Healthcare, Caliper etc. A major focus of Expert is the discovery of biomarkers for various diseases using bodily fluids such as blood, urine and cerebrospinal fluid as well as tissues. Major disease areas for biomarker discovery in his center include cancer of the breast, kidney, liver, ovary, prostate, brain, leukemia, lymphoma, as well as hepatitis C virus infection, diabetes, obesity, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and cardiovascular disease.


As the director of the Expert's Firm Genomics Center and of the Dana Farber/ Harvard Cancer Center Proteomics Core Expert is involved in evaluating all types of instrumentation for genomics, proteomics, cell biolopgy, automation, high throughput assays, molecular biology, drug screening etc. He has more than 20 years experience in research. His center is testing and evaluating many new instruments and technologies as a beta test site.

biomedical instrumentation




biomedical application


biomedical diagnostic instrumentation


biomedical instrument

Expert has strong expertise in gene therapy. He is applying gene therapy approaches using adenovirus, lentivirus, retrovirus and naked DNA or RNA for various basic science questions and as potential therapies for diseases such as cancer.

gene therapy



Expert has over 30 years of experience in oncology and cancer research. He has published many manuscripts related to glioblastomas, prostate cancer, renal cell cancer, ovarian cancer and multiple myeloma, some of them groundbreaking discoveries related to cancer development and progression. He is an expert in diagnostics of cancer as well as in the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in cancer development and progression. His expertise extends towards developing and testing novel anti-cancer therapies. He has major expertise in genomic and proteomic approaches to cancer and the bioinformatic and systems biology analysis of such data.

ovarian neoplasm


translational medicine






cancer biology


cancer diagnosis


cancer research


computational biology


epithelial cell


genitourinary oncology


kidney cancer






pancreatic cancer


prostate cancer


systems biology


tumor biology


urologic cancer

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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;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1986   PhD   Chemical Immunology   Weizmann Institue of Science and Technology  
1980   MSc   Biochemistry   Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ)  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to




Medicine/Interdisciplinary Medicine and Biotechnology


Associate Professor of Medicine


He is the director of the Expert's Firm Genomics Center and of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Proteomics Core as well as Co-Director of the Expert's Firm Center for Individualized Medicine.

1987 to 1990


Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research



Postdoctoral fellow


Research on immune system gene expression

1986 to 1987


Rorer Biotechnology Research Center



Senior Scientist


Brain tumor research

Career Accomplishments:

Professional Societies:

American Society for Microbiology (1994-); American Diabetes Association (1995-1998); Association of Immunologists (1996-1999); American Association for the Advancement of Science (1997- ); American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: GLG Scholar (2004- ); American Association for Cancer Research (2005- ); Proteome Society (2005- ); Protein Society (2005- ); USHUPO Member (2006- )

Professional Appointments

Editor-in-Chief, Open Proteomics Journal


Awards and Honors:

1983: UICC-International Cancer Research Technology Transfer (ICRETT) Fellowship; 1984: Feinberg Graduate School Award for achievements in Ph.D. studies; 1985: Leukemia Society of America Fellowship; 1995: American Diabetes Association Research Award; 1996: Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Research Award; 1997, 1998: The Brain Tumor Society Research Award and The Alexis A. Boss Chair of Research; 1998: CaP CURE Research Award; 2007: Prostate Cancer Foundation Research Award; 2009: Prostate Cancer Foundation Research Award

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 150 publications, 4 issued patents and four pending patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  
 - Cancer Research  
 - Clinical Cancer Research  
 - Journal of Clinical Oncology  
 - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1990 to   National Institues of Health   Reviewer in Study Sections   He has over the last 17 years been a member of various study sections for reviewing grants.
1997 to   National Science Foundation   Reviewer in Study Section   He has been reviewing grants for the NSF.
1991 to   National Institues of Health   Grant Awardee   He has for the last 16 years received grants from the NIH for his research.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Cardion.
  • He is routinely consulting investment companies on biotechnology and pharma companies.
  • He is on the scientific advisory board of Karyon Therapeutics.
  • He is the Chief Scientific Advisor for BananaLogix
Recent Client Requests:
  • Immunology expert needed for consulting on protein marker evaluation.
  • Proteome expert for consulting on the identification of biomarkers that relate to trichogenic marker proteomics.
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:
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
1975 to 1980   Switzerland   He was studying at the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ) and did his diploma (MSc) in biochemistry. He then worked fro one year as a research associate at the same institution.
1980 to 1985   Israel   He did his PhD at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Technology in Rehovot in immunology.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
German   He was born in Germany and is fluent in German.
Hebrew   He is fluent in Hebrew, since he has lived in Israel for six years.
French   He knows French due to extensive courses and multiple visits to french-speaking countries.
Portuguese   He understands and speaks reasonably well Portuguese.

Market Research:
As the director of the BIDMC Genomics Center and of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Proteomics Core Expert has ample experince in marketing services to the academic and pharmaceutical industry. He has developed marketing material that is being distributed and he has developed websites to market the services. He has also implemented a seminar series to market the services to the research community.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has developed seminars for oncology, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics for various national and international meetings and courses as well as investors.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As director of a Genomics and Proteomics Center he has ample experience in locating vendors and suppliers for all types of instrumentation and consumables in the life sciences.

Other Skills and Services

He has expertise in oncology, translational medicine, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics with a particular focus on cancer, inflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases. He is also very experienced in signal transduction and has expertise in drugs targeting signaling pathways such as various kinase inhibitors. Expert is applying systematic and comprehensive functional genomics and proteomics strategies for transcriptional profiling, high throughput genotyping, proteomics, and drug screening to define disease mechanisms at a molecular level and to identify novel prognostic and predictive markers as well as new drug targets in human disease such as cancer. He is involved in translational and individualized medicine. Expert is a Founder of Karyon Therapeutics, TBK Pharmaceuticals and Tolerance Pharmaceuticals which merged into Cardion and has consulted for various companies.


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