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Joshua LaBaer

Executive Director, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
Director, Biodesign Institute, Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics
Virginia G. Piper Chair of Personalized Medicine
Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

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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Deborah Adams
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Navid Ahmadinejad
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Graduate Affiliate
Biodesign CPD LL
Sriram Ambadapadi
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Karen Anderson
Associate Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Lilycatherine Arama
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Gabriel Armijo
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Catherine Arredondo
Business Operations Specialist
Research Operations
Staff Affiliate
Biodesign CAT
Staff Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Vanessa Baack
Asst to Director
Personalized Diagnostics
Gage Bebak
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Joy Blain
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Ashleigh Bluff
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Chad Borges
Assistant Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Kristina Buss
Research Specialist Sr
Personalized Diagnostics
Tanxi CAI
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Thiruppavai Chandrasekaran
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Meixuan Chen
Visiting Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Seron Eaton
Research Laboratory Manager
Personalized Diagnostics
Jennifer Egelston
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Vanessa El Achkar
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Sarah Ellsworth
Student Worker V
Community Assistant PV West - CLAS - Res Life Community Assistants
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Radwa Ewaisha
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Jia Fan
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Michael Fiacco
System Architect
Personalized Diagnostics
Sierra Fleischhauer
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Weimin Gao
Associate Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Heather Geissel
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Kristin Gillis
Senior Project Manager Research
Personalized Diagnostics
Sheba Goklany
Asst Research Scientist (FSC)
Sch Engr Matter Trnsprt Energy
Research Professional
Personalized Diagnostics
Ismael Gonzalez
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Harneet Grewal
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Xin Guan
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Sherie Gwynn
Business Operations Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff Affiliate
Biodesign CAT
Jessica Han
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Kathryn Hesser
Student Worker I
Desk Assistant - Tempe - Res Life Risk Management
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Marika Hopper
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Ye Hu
Associate Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Yueming Hu
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Preston Hunter
Applications Systems Analyst Principal
Personalized Diagnostics
Joshua Jeffs
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Wenwen Jing
Postdoc Rsrch Assoc FSC 2008
Bioelectronics and Biosensors
Institute VIP
Personalized Diagnostics
Jeme John
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Joelle Johnson
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Rowan Johnson
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Erandi Prasadini Kapuruge
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Kailash Karthikeyan
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Sailaja Kesiraju
Asst Research Scientist (FSC)
Personalized Diagnostics
Jacquelyn Kilbourne
Veterinary Technical Coordinator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Staff Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Mark Knappenberger
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Kasuen Kotagama
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Sri Krishna
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Joshua LaBaer
Exec Director
OKED BDI Dir
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
Han Li
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Chang Liu
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Research Professional
Single Molecule Biophysics
Yang LIU
Visiting Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Yi Jia Loo
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Alexandra Lucas
Faculty Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Faculty Researcher
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Christopher Lyon
Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Rebecca Mackerman
Business Operations Specialist
BioEnergetics
Staff Affiliate
Biodesign CAT
Staff Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Dewey Magee
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Shodhan Kumar Manda
Associate Scientific Software Engineer
Personalized Diagnostics
Marco Mangone
Assistant Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Nicholas Mellor
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Angela Mercado
Student Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Carlos Meza-Torres
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Joseph Miceli
Project Coordinator, Research
Personalized Diagnostics
Lisa Miller
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Camila Montano
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Nadia Muraweh
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Vel Murugan
Research Engineer
Personalized Diagnostics
Eric Pacheco
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Anasuya Pal
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Jin Park
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Xiangwei Peng
Student Bioinformatics
Personalized Diagnostics
Mollie Peters
Online Graduate Writing Consultant
UASP Tempe
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Brianne Petritis
Graduate Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Ji Qiu
Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Parthasarathi Rath
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Sanhita Rath
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Femina Rauf
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Gillian Reynoso
Student Laboratory Aide
Personalized Diagnostics
Meryl Rodrigues
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
External Collaborator
Biosignatures Discovery Automation
Shayesteh Roshdi Ferdosi
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Shadi Roshdiferdosi
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Theresa Rosov
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Roslynn Runia
Administrative Associate
Research Operations
Staff Affiliate
Environmental Security
Staff Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Ernest Sandoval
Office Assistant
SW III - Personalized Diagnostics
Amit Arunkumar Sharma
Associate Scientific Software Engineer
Personalized Diagnostics
Elizabeth Sheets
Editor Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Ian Shoemaker
Engineer Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Mahasish Shome
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Maxwell Short
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Qingbo Shu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Adam Smith
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Lusheng Song
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Hannah Steber
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Jason Steel
Research Laboratory Manager
Personalized Diagnostics
Dali SUN
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Serena Suwarno
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Yanyang Tang
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Marjan Tarin
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Karie Tepper
Business Operations Manager Sr
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff Affiliate
Biodesign CAT
Margot Thomas
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Amani Tinkasimile
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Raneem Tohaibeche
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Brittany Ulloa
PREP Scholar
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Staff Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Peaches Ulrich
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Quinn Urbaniak-Dornstauder
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Jennifer Van Duine
Supervisor
Personalized Diagnostics
Wade Van Horn
Asst Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Merica Vorachitti
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Haoyu Wang
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Kyle Wieland
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Peter Wiktor
Research Professor
Bioelectronics and Biosensors
ASU Faculty Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Melissa Wilson Sayres
Asst Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
ASU Faculty Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Boyue Wu
Visiting Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Shanshan Yang
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Jordan Yaron
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Padhmavathy Yuvaraj
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Jeffrey Zhao
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics