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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
Deborah Adams
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Navid Ahmadinejad
Navid Ahmadinejad
Grad Research Assistant
Isaac Akogwu
Isaac Akogwu
Visiting Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Sriram Ambadapadi
Sriram Ambadapadi
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Karen Anderson
Karen Anderson
Associate Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Lilycatherine Arama
Lilycatherine Arama
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Vanessa Baack
Vanessa Baack
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Gage Bebak
Gage Bebak
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Joy Blain
Joy Blain
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Amy Boddy
Amy Boddy
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Chad Borges
Chad Borges
Assistant Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Kristina Buss
Kristina Buss
Research Specialist Sr
Personalized Diagnostics
Tanxi CAI
Tanxi CAI
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Thiruppavai Chandrasekaran
Thiruppavai Chandrasekaran
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Meixuan Chen
Meixuan Chen
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Naomi Chien
Naomi Chien
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Madison Dulis
Madison Dulis
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Seron Eaton
Seron Eaton
Research Laboratory Manager
Personalized Diagnostics
Jennifer Egelston
Jennifer Egelston
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Vanessa El Achkar
Vanessa El Achkar
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Jia Fan
Jia Fan
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Michael Fiacco
Michael Fiacco
System Architect
Personalized Diagnostics
Sierra Fleischhauer
Sierra Fleischhauer
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Christina Gallante
Christina Gallante
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Weimin Gao
Weimin Gao
Associate Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Heather Geissel
Heather Geissel
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Maikki Giessler
Maikki Giessler
Undergraduate Affiliate
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
Ismael Gonzalez
Ismael Gonzalez
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Sherie Gwynn
Sherie Gwynn
Business Operations Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff Affiliate
Biodesign CAT
Jessica Han
Jessica Han
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Marika Hopper
Marika Hopper
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Ye Hu
Ye Hu
Associate Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Yueming Hu
Yueming Hu
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Lori Huffman
Lori Huffman
Executive Assistant
Biodesign Administration
Staff Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Preston Hunter
Preston Hunter
Applications Systems Analyst Principal
Personalized Diagnostics
Rowan Johnson
Rowan Johnson
Student Lab Aide
Cloning - Personalized Diagnostics
Erandi Prasadini Kapuruge
Erandi Prasadini Kapuruge
Grad Teaching Assistant
School of Molecular Sciences
Graduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Kailash Karthikeyan
Kailash Karthikeyan
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Sailaja Kesiraju
Sailaja Kesiraju
Asst Research Scientist (FSC)
Personalized Diagnostics
Jacquelyn Kilbourne
Jacquelyn Kilbourne
Veterinary Technical Coordinator
DACT
Staff Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff Affiliate
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Mark Knappenberger
Mark Knappenberger
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Xiangxing Kong
Xiangxing Kong
Associate Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
External Collaborator
Biosignatures Discovery Automation
Sri Krishna
Sri Krishna
Graduate Service Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Joshua LaBaer
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
Faculty Researcher
Biodesign Administration
Faculty Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Han Li
Han Li
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Chang Liu
Chang Liu
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Research Professional
Single Molecule Biophysics
Yang LIU
Yang LIU
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Yi Jia Loo
Yi Jia Loo
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Alexandra Lucas
Alexandra Lucas
Faculty Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Faculty Researcher
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Christopher Lyon
Christopher Lyon
Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Rebecca Mackerman
Rebecca Mackerman
Business Operations Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff Affiliate
Biodesign CAT
Staff Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff Affiliate
BioEnergetics
Dewey Magee
Dewey Magee
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Shodhan Manda
Shodhan Manda
Associate Scientific Software Engineer
Personalized Diagnostics
Marco Mangone
Marco Mangone
Assistant Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
ASU Faculty Collaborator
Biodesign ME
Nicholas Mellor
Nicholas Mellor
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Angela Mercado
Angela Mercado
Student Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Joseph Miceli
Joseph Miceli
Project Coordinator, Research
Personalized Diagnostics
Lisa Miller
Lisa Miller
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Camila Montano
Camila Montano
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Nadia Muraweh
Nadia Muraweh
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Vel Murugan
Vel Murugan
Research Engineer
Personalized Diagnostics
Shannon Obrien
Shannon Obrien
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Eric Pacheco
Eric Pacheco
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Anasuya Pal
Anasuya Pal
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Jin Park
Jin Park
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Xiangwei Peng
Xiangwei Peng
Student Bioinformatics
Personalized Diagnostics
Mollie Peters
Mollie Peters
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Brianne Petritis
Brianne Petritis
Graduate Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Ji Qiu
Ji Qiu
Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Femina Rauf
Femina Rauf
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Gillian Reynoso
Gillian Reynoso
Student Laboratory Aide
Personalized Diagnostics
Meryl Rodrigues
Meryl Rodrigues
Graduate Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Theresa Rosov
Theresa Rosov
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Roslynn Runia
Roslynn Runia
Administrative Associate
Research Operations
Staff Affiliate
Environmental Security
Staff Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Ernest Sandoval
Ernest Sandoval
Office Assistant
SW III - Personalized Diagnostics
Amit Arunkumar Sharma
Amit Arunkumar Sharma
Associate Scientific Software Engineer
Personalized Diagnostics
Elizabeth Sheets
Elizabeth Sheets
Editor Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Ian Shoemaker
Ian Shoemaker
Engineer Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff Affiliate
Research Infrastructure
Qingbo Shu
Qingbo Shu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Adam Smith
Adam Smith
Student Laboratory Technician
Chem & Enviro Characterization
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Lusheng Song
Lusheng Song
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Jason Steel
Jason Steel
Research Laboratory Manager
Personalized Diagnostics
Dali SUN
Dali SUN
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Yanyang Tang
Yanyang Tang
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Marjan Tarin
Marjan Tarin
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Karie Tepper
Karie Tepper
Business Operations Manager Sr
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff Affiliate
Biodesign CAT
Margot Thomas
Margot Thomas
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Amani Tinkasimile
Amani Tinkasimile
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Jennifer Van Duine
Jennifer Van Duine
Supervisor
Personalized Diagnostics
Wade Van Horn
Wade Van Horn
Assistant Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
ASU Faculty Collaborator
Biodesign ME
Merica Vorachitti
Merica Vorachitti
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
William Walker
William Walker
Student Data Analyst
Personalized Diagnostics
Haoyu Wang
Haoyu Wang
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Gavin Wheeler
Gavin Wheeler
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics
Peter Wiktor
Peter Wiktor
Research Professor
Bioelectronics and Biosensors
ASU Faculty Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Melissa Wilson Sayres
Melissa Wilson Sayres
Asst Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
ASU Faculty Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
ASU Faculty Collaborator
Biodesign ME
Boyue Wu
Boyue Wu
Visiting Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Shanshan Yang
Shanshan Yang
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Jordan Yaron
Jordan Yaron
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Padhmavathy Yuvaraj
Padhmavathy Yuvaraj
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Liqiang Zhang
Liqiang Zhang
Associate Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
External Collaborator
Biosignatures Discovery Automation
Jeffrey Zhao
Jeffrey Zhao
Student Orientation Leader
Student Worker I - New Student Programs
Undergraduate Affiliate
Personalized Diagnostics