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 Expert  727207

Expert in Microbiology Biotechnology, In Vitro Diagnostics, Public Health, Tuberculosis, Mycology, Archaea


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Mexico (NM)
USA
Education Work HistoryPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology for the Expert's University Health Sciences Center and a consultant to several medical and biotechnology companies. Prior to this Expert was the manager of a public health and reference clinical microbiology laboratory.and a full-time academic as an Assistant Professor at the Expert's University.

He is thoroughly familiar with both technical and regulatory aspects (especially CLIA regulation) of clinical microbiology. While at the public health lab, he developed several new tests for tuberculosis and mycology diagnosis.

Expert is a prolific publisher of research and academic literature, and has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and NASA.

He has sat on federal advisory committees at the NSF and NASA, was the president of a regional branch of the American Society for Microbiology, and serves on the editorial board of the scientific journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. He holds a PhD in microbiology and immunology from Queen's University.

Expert has served as an expert witness in a number of legal proceedings; mostly in the area of clinical microbiology. He has testified in both civil and criminal proceedings.

He holds two patents on clinical microbiology testing and has actively worked with several companies in developing new diagnostic microbiology tests and advised other companies in the area of cancer screening testing.

Expert has extensive experience in metabolic/enzyme engineering, cell biology, recombinant DNA technology, and protein expression and synthesis. Beginning with his doctoral thesis and continuing on through his time at a NASA research institute and several universities, Expert focused on extremophiles. He conducted pioneering genetic manipulation experiments in methanogens.

Expert has published extensively in this area and has served on several federal advisory panels for grant review.

Expert has applied his expertise in microbiology to a wide variety of problems: by skills and approach he is a problem solver. Expert has extensive experience in: a wide variety of laboratory techniques; writing papers and grants; teaching and training others; and performing as part of large interdisciplinary team.

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clinical microbiology

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medical microbiology

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mycology

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extremophiles

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anaerobic microbiological process

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thermobacteriology

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microbial genetics

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microorganism identification

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microorganism isolation


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Albuquerque, New Mexico;  and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1995   PhD   Microbiology and Immunology   Queen's University  
1989   BS   Microbiology   University of Toronto   High Distinction

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 


 

Founder

 

Expert founded this company to provide biomedical consulting services.

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Medical Genetics and Microbiology

 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

 

Expert helps teach medical students in the areas of microbiology, infection and immunity. Expert also has several research collaborations with UNM faculty.

1999 to 2004

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Biology

 

Assistant Professor

 

Teaching, research and service in microbiology.

1997 to 1999

 

Dalhousie University

 

Biochemistry

 

Research Fellow

 

Research in microbiology.

1995 to 1997

 

National Aeronautics and Space Adminsitration

 

Ames Research Center

 

Research Fellow

 

Research in microbiology.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 30 publications, 5 book chapters, and two patents in microbiology.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Molecular Microbiology  
 - Biomed Central: Infectious Diseases  
 - Sandia National Laboratories SAND Report  
 - Current Biology  
 - Trends in Genetics  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has worked with a client to research and develop a novel platform for rapid in vitro diagnosis of microbial infections. This platform does not use PCR and will be useful in many applications. His involvement was so extensive he is named a co-inventor.
  • Expert served as an expert witness in microbial diagnosis of sepsis in a criminal case with a charge of involuntary manslaughter. The involuntary manslaughter charge was dropped.
  • Expert served as an expert witness in a civil case involving a claim of Mycobacterial avium infection due to working conditions.
  • Expert has worked with a start-up biotechnology company with a novel lung cancer diagnostic platform. He provided assistance in external communications for the company.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has served as an expert witness in a number of legal proceedings in several states; mostly in the area of clinical microbiology. He has testified in both civil and criminal proceedings.
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:
Country / Region  
Canada  

Market Research:
With experience in clinical, corporate, academic and government laboratories; Expert is unique positioned to understand the in vitro diagnostic market in microbiology.

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:
Training/Seminars

Expert has developed full courses in many aspects of microbiology. Including graduate level courses in microbial diversity and evolution, and extremophiles. He has also developed training programs for molecular diagnostics and clinical microbiology.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has excellent written and oral communication skills. For many projects, his primary role has been organizing and presenting client information.


 

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