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Executive Director and Professor

Joshua LaBaer

Executive Director and Professor, Biodesign Institute
Center Director, Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics
Interim Center Director, ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center
Faculty Member, Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics

Joshua LaBaer is one of the nation’s foremost investigators in the rapidly expanding field of personalized diagnostics. His efforts focus on the discovery and validation of biomarkers — unique molecular fingerprints of disease — which can provide early warning for those at risk of major illnesses, including cancer and diabetes. Formerly founder and director of the Harvard Institute of Proteomics, LaBaer was recruited to ASU’s Biodesign Institute as the first Piper Chair in Personalized Medicine in 2009.  The Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics (VGPCPD) has a highly multidisciplinary staff of molecular biologists, cell biologists, biochemists, software engineers, database specialists, bioinformaticists, biostatisticians, and automation engineers.  VGPCPD applies open reading frame clones to the high throughput (HT) study of protein function.  In addition, his group invented a novel protein microarray technology, Nucleic Acid Programmable Protein Array, which has been used widely for biomedical research, including the recent discovery of a panel of 28 autoantibody biomarkers that may aid the early diagnosis of breast cancer. LaBaer earned his medical degree and a doctorate in biochemistry and biophysics, from the University of California, San Francisco.  He completed his medical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a clinical fellowship in oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, both in Boston. He has contributed more than 150 original research publications, reviews and chapters. LaBaer is an associate editor of the Journal of Proteome Research, a recent member of the National Cancer Institute’s Board of Scientific Advisors, Chair of the Early Detection Research Network Steering Committee and recent president of the U.S. Human Proteome Organization. 

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Lichelle Acebuque
Financial Specialist
KE Biodesign Institute Finance
Staff
Biodesign CAT
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff
BioEnergetics
Staff
Research Operations
Deborah Adams
Deborah Adams
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Navid Ahmadinejad
Navid Ahmadinejad
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Karen Anderson
Karen Anderson
Professor
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Enkidia Awo
Enkidia Awo
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Matthew Beebe
Matthew Beebe
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Chad Borges
Chad Borges
Assoc Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Michelle Burgin
Michelle Burgin
Graduate Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Reed Cartwright
Reed Cartwright
Assistant Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
Biodesign ME
Thiruppavai Chandrasekaran
Thiruppavai Chandrasekaran
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Neelam Chaudhary
Neelam Chaudhary
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Personalized Diagnostics
Post Doctorate
Personalized Diagnostics
Naomi Chien
Naomi Chien
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Yunro Chung
Yunro Chung
Asst Professor
College of Health Solutions BM
Faculty Member
Personalized Diagnostics
Jillian Colella
Jillian Colella
Student Business Assistant
KE Biodesign Institute Finance
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Seron Eaton
Seron Eaton
Research Laboratory Manager
Personalized Diagnostics
Jennifer Egelston
Jennifer Egelston
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Radwa Ewaisha
Radwa Ewaisha
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Efe FAKIR
Efe FAKIR
Visiting Researcher
Biodesign CPD CM
External Collaborator
Biodesign CPD CM
Michael Fiacco
Michael Fiacco
System Architect
Personalized Diagnostics
Weimin Gao
Weimin Gao
Associate Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Juan Jose Garcia Mesa
Juan Jose Garcia Mesa
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Graduate Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Heather Geissel
Heather Geissel
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Kristin Gillis
Kristin Gillis
Senior Project Manager Research
Personalized Diagnostics
Sheba Goklany
Sheba Goklany
Asst Research Scientist (FSC)
Sch Engr Matter Trnsprt Energy
Research Professional
Personalized Diagnostics
Jessica Han
Jessica Han
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Gabrielle Hirneise
Gabrielle Hirneise
Student Assistant Science Writer
Strategic Marketing and Comms
Graduate Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Marika Hopper
Marika Hopper
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Anna Hostal
Anna Hostal
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Ching-Wen Hou
Ching-Wen Hou
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Personalized Diagnostics
Abigail Howell
Abigail Howell
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Preston Hunter
Preston Hunter
Applications Systems Analyst Principal
Personalized Diagnostics
Joelle Johnson
Joelle Johnson
Student Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Nathaniel Johnson
Nathaniel Johnson
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Rowan Johnson
Rowan Johnson
Student Lab Aide
Cloning - Personalized Diagnostics
Kailash Karthikeyan
Kailash Karthikeyan
Research Specialist Sr
Personalized Diagnostics
Joshua LaBaer
Joshua LaBaer
Executive Director (FSC) & Professor
Biodesign Administration
Center Director
Biodesign CPD LL
Interim Center Director
Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center
Center Director
Biodesign CPD CM
Center Director
Personalized Diagnostics
Center Director
Biodesign CPD RC
Executive Director
Biodesign Administration
Faculty Member
Biodesign Administration
Faculty Member
Personalized Diagnostics
Huafang Lai
Huafang Lai
Research Professional
Personalized Diagnostics
Li Liu
Li Liu
Asst Professor
College of Health Solutions BM
Faculty Member
Personalized Diagnostics
Alexandra Lucas
Alexandra Lucas
Professor of Practice
Personalized Diagnostics
Jessica Lukosus
Jessica Lukosus
Financial Manager
KE Biodesign Institute Finance
Staff
Biodesign CAT
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Mitch Magee
Mitch Magee
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Ntombizodwa Makuyana
Ntombizodwa Makuyana
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Joanna Malukiewicz
Joanna Malukiewicz
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Shodhan Manda
Shodhan Manda
Associate Scientific Software Engineer
Personalized Diagnostics
Marco Mangone
Marco Mangone
Associate Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
Biodesign ME
Candyce McDaniel
Candyce McDaniel
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Joseph Miceli
Joseph Miceli
Project Coordinator, Research
Personalized Diagnostics
Lisa Miller
Lisa Miller
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Camila Montano
Camila Montano
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Vel Murugan
Vel Murugan
Assoc Research Professor (FSC)
Personalized Diagnostics
Cristina Musch
Cristina Musch
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Natalie Nabaty
Natalie Nabaty
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Courtney Newman
Courtney Newman
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Shannon Obrien
Shannon Obrien
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Arlene Ow
Arlene Ow
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Anasuya Pal
Anasuya Pal
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Personalized Diagnostics
Post Doctorate
Personalized Diagnostics
Jin Park
Jin Park
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Brianne Petritis
Brianne Petritis
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Ji Qiu
Ji Qiu
Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Sara Ramirez
Sara Ramirez
Administrative Associate
Research Operations
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Femina Rauf
Femina Rauf
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Stephen Rogers
Stephen Rogers
Senior Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Theresa Rosov
Theresa Rosov
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Melanie Sala
Melanie Sala
Executive Administrative Support Specialist
Office of the Director
Staff
Biodesign Administration
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Anna Schorr
Anna Schorr
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Aditya Vikram Sharma
Aditya Vikram Sharma
Statistician
Personalized Diagnostics
Amit Arunkumar Sharma
Amit Arunkumar Sharma
Associate Scientific Software Engineer
Personalized Diagnostics
Elizabeth Sheets
Elizabeth Sheets
Editor Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Mahasish Shome
Mahasish Shome
Grad Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Meredith Smith
Meredith Smith
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Lusheng Song
Lusheng Song
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Marcia Spurlock
Marcia Spurlock
Asst Director
KE Financial Services
Staff
Biodesign CAT
Staff
Environmental Health Engineering
Staff
Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center
Staff
Biodesign ME
Staff
Research Operations
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Dali Sun
Dali Sun
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Yanyang Tang
Yanyang Tang
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Karie Tepper
Karie Tepper
Financial Manager Sr
KE Financial Services
Staff
Biodesign CAT
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff
Research Operations
Valeria Valverde-Vesling
Valeria Valverde-Vesling
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Jennifer Van Duine
Jennifer Van Duine
Mgr Laboratory
Personalized Diagnostics
Wade Van Horn
Wade Van Horn
Assoc Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
Biodesign ME
Gavin Wheeler
Gavin Wheeler
Student Lab Aide
Personalized Diagnostics
Peter Wiktor
Peter Wiktor
Research Professor
Bioelectronics and Biosensors
Associate Faculty
Personalized Diagnostics
Stacy Williams
Stacy Williams
Assistant Research Professional, Biostatistician
Personalized Diagnostics
Chenxi Xu
Chenxi Xu
Assistant Research Professional
Personalized Diagnostics
Jordan Yaron
Jordan Yaron
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Personalized Diagnostics
Padhmavathy Yuvaraj
Padhmavathy Yuvaraj
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Liqiang Zhang
Liqiang Zhang
Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Ziqi Zhu
Ziqi Zhu
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics