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Jul 2014Present

Director, Clinical Development

Advanced Brain Monitoring Director, Clinical Development
Dec 2010Dec 2012

Communication Specialist

Cosmo Bio USA
Scientific Communication Specialist Scientific and technical writing for press release, product descriptions, web site content and advertisements Advertisement design for print and banner ads for scientific journals using Adobe CS5 Cosmo Bio USA company website design and maintenance HTML email campaign design and distribution Representation of the company at scientific conferences Proficiency in Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office
Apr 2004Oct 2009

Associate Director, Research and Development

Adventrx Pharmaceuticals
Associate Director, Research and Development
Apr 2000Apr 2004

Senior Scientist

Immusol
Senior Scientist Developed and established combinatorial ribozyme libraries and identified novel therapeutic drug targets for HIV, HCV and rhinovirus Validated drug targets and identified diverse affected steps in the viral replication cycle using siRNA technology Developed and implemented assays for screening and validation of novel therapeutic drug targets Characterized the mechanism of identified and validated gene targets through cellular and enzymatic virology methodology Led a research group of scientist in discovery of infectious disease drug targets Maintained and supervised BSL-3 and trained all BSL-3 scientists
19972000

Supervisor

University of California
Postdoctoral Fellow Isolated HIV Pre-integration Complexes and developed model to study mechanism of nuclear import and integration Characterized mechanism of specific steps of HIV integration using radiolabeled DNA fragment substrates corresponding to integration intermediates and purified virally encoded proteins Developed a purification method for HIV integrase and integrase fragments Created HIV integrase variant virus through site directed mutagenesis, transfection and amplification of virus Supervised and trained graduate and undergraduate students in BSL-2 and BSL-3 cell culture and molecular biology studies
19911997

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University
Doctoral Student Advisor: Dr. John J. Scocca Thesis Topic: Intasome Assembly during Site Specific Recombination of HP1 Identified and characterized key mechanistic steps in the integration of a HP1 including protein: protein and protein: DNA interactions through biochemical and molecular biology methods Established a collaboration with leading structural scientists at the National Institutes of Health to solve the structure of HP1 integrase through x-ray crystallography
19901991

Advisor

Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Research
Advisor Dr. Alan C. Leonard Research Topic: DNA Replication of Escherichia coli: Binding of DnaA to OriC DNA Skills & Expertise: Drug Discovery, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, Biochemistry, Infectious Diseases, Assay Development, Virology, DNA, Clinical Research, Transfection, ELISA, Cell, Validation

Education

19911997

PHD Doctorate

Johns Hopkins University
19881991

B.Sc

Florida Institute of Technology