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 Expert  729528

Expert in Biotechnology and Assay Development


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Iowa (IA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is President of a consulting firm which provides in depth and wide ranging expert biotechnology solutions, scientific writing and presentation services in the field of molecular biology, immunology, and cell biology with a focus in biochemical, cell based, ELISA and HCS assay development.

Expert in biochemical, cell based and ELISA assay development.

* Experience in innovating and leading discovery of novel biochemical and cell based assay formats as well as ELISA assay development. * Extensive leadership experience in developing assay products. * In depth knowledge of the field and Industrial focus with the ability to connect research results to final production parameters. * Numerous patents.

Leader in the field:

* Published extensively in peer reviewed journals in the field of molecular and cellular biology. * Led, directed and managed product development projects in academia and industry * Holds patents on novel approaches to studying cellular biology and interrogating biological networks. * Experience in grant writing. * Presented at national and international meetings. * Numerous publications in biotechnology trade literature.

Technical focus and expertise:

* Biochemistry, Immunology, molecular and cell biology. * Biochemical, cell based assay, ELISA and HCS assay design and development. * Fluorescence intensity, fluorescence lifetime, FP, FRET, TR-FRET. * DNA/RNA manipulation. * Protein expression, purification, modification and conjugation. * Recombinant DNA, PCR and cloning techniques. * Cell and tissue culture. * FPLC and HPLC.

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analytical method validation

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analytical testing

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assay

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assay development

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assay protocol

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biological cell development

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biology

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biotechnology

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biotechnology market research

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DNA analysis

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DNA manipulation

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DNA technology

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enzyme

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enzyme activity assay

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enzyme activity assay validation

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enzyme immunoassay

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enzyme inhibitor

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enzyme kinetics

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enzyme stability

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enzyme technique

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enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

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horseradish peroxidase

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immunoassay

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immunofluorescence

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Northern blotting

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protein assay development

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recombinant DNA

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recombinant DNA technology

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technology evaluation

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bacterial culture

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cell (biology)

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cell biology

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cell culture

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cell culture incubator

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cell disruption

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cell transformation

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cellular signal transduction

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culture

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immortalized biological cell

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mammalian cell culture

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mitosis

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molecular biology

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starter culture

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whole cell culture


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Des Moines, Iowa;  Waterloo, Iowa;  Council Bluffs, Iowa;  and Ames, Iowa.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1995   PhD   Biochemistry & Molecular Biology   University of Southampton  
1990   BSc   Immunology and Microbiology   University of East London   Upper Second Class

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2012 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Co-Founder and Director of Scientific Affairs

 

Develop contacts and conduct research/marketing projects for clients

2010 to 2012

 

MM Biotechnology Consultants

 


 

Founder

 


2006 to 2010

 

DiscoveRx

 

R&D

 

Manager

 

Managed a group of scientists and develop and conduct research projects to develop cell based assays.

2000 to 2006

 

Pierce Biotechnology

 

R&D

 

Manager

 

Managed a group of scientists and develop and conduct research projects to develop a variety of products involved in protein biochemistry and analysis.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Society for Biomolecular Screening. American Society of Matrix Biology. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Peptide Society. The Fluorescence Society.

Licenses/Certifications

LC-MS/Ion Trap training course, Agilent Technologies.

Awards/Recognition

ScreenTech 2004 World Summit Best Poster Award, First Prize (2004). NIH National Research Service Award, (2002-2003). American Foundation for Urological Disease/Alza Pharmaceuticals, Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999-2001). Superior Mentorship Award, Bronx High School of Science (2001).


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 7 patents and numerous publications in peer reviewed journals.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Genetic Engineering News  
 - Drug Development Technolology  
 - Neurourology and Urodynamics  
 - Journal of Vascular Surgery  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert is a consultant for DiscoveRx he does a mix of marketing, technology evaluation and literature/science writing. The marketing mostly involves evaluating other technologies and competitors and using that information to develop application experiments to showcase DiscoevRx products. He also works with DiscoveRx to evaluate new technologies to see if they can work synergistically with DiscoveRx products. The literature and science writing basically involve collating references and writing reports detailing new areas for the application of the EFC technology.
  • Expert is a consultant for PK Biosciences where his work mainly involves assisting them in developing their CRO and profiling services. This is again a mix of marketing and technology evaluation where we are trying to develop their business in a specific direction.
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:
  • Expert on cell banking for consulting on Cell Banking (Related to testing and development of drug).
  • Expert witness on immunology blood assays for consulting on ELISA spot assay analyzer.
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
1995 to 1995   United Kingdom   Research Scientist. Zeneca. Development of a novel baculovirus based pesticide.
1988 to 1989   United Kingdom   Research Scientist

Moredun Research Institute

Developed methods to isolate and characterize mast cell proteins that were generated as an immune response to nematode infections in sheep.


Market Research:
He has over 15 years of experience in molecular biology, immunology, and cell biology with a focus in biochemical, cell based, ELISA and HCS assay development.

In previous positions he has taken a key role in product development from R&D to marketing and sales and also presenting products to new and existing customers.

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

At Pierce and DiscoveRx he regularly developed marketing and training seminars for sales and filed application scientists to introduce them to new products and product lines.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

At Pierce and DiscoveRx he played a key role in evaluating and recommending various technologies that worked in synergy with existing products.

Other Skills and Services

Strong writing and presentation skills. Ability to evaluate new technologies and develop business collaborations.


 

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