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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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Michel De Jesus ACEVES SANCHEZ
Michel De Jesus ACEVES SANCHEZ
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Deborah Adams
Deborah Adams
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Jesus Aguilar Diaz De Leon
Jesus Aguilar Diaz De Leon
Grad Research Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Navid Ahmadinejad
Navid Ahmadinejad
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Mylene Alcayde
Mylene Alcayde
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Pouya Amrollahi
Pouya Amrollahi
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Karen Anderson
Karen Anderson
Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Vanessa Baack
Vanessa Baack
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Matthew Beebe
Matthew Beebe
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Joy Blain
Joy Blain
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Chad Borges
Chad Borges
Assistant Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Michelle Burgin
Michelle Burgin
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Kristina Buss
Kristina Buss
Research Specialist Sr
Personalized Diagnostics
Tanxi CAI
Tanxi CAI
Visiting Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Thiruppavai Chandrasekaran
Thiruppavai Chandrasekaran
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Meixuan Chen
Meixuan Chen
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Timothy Chen
Timothy Chen
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Naomi Chien
Naomi Chien
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Grant Christensen
Grant Christensen
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Christian Cuba Samaniego
Christian Cuba Samaniego
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biodesign CPD CM
Post Doctorate
Personalized Diagnostics
Valentin Dinu
Valentin Dinu
Assoc Professor
Biomedical Informatics
Associate Faculty
Personalized Diagnostics
Madison Dulis
Madison Dulis
Undergraduate
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
Personalized Diagnostics
Radwa Ewaisha
Radwa Ewaisha
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Efe FAKIR
Efe FAKIR
Visiting Researcher
Biodesign CPD CM
External Collaborator
Biodesign CPD CM
Jia Fan
Jia Fan
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Anissa Ferris
Anissa Ferris
High School Volunteer
Personalized Diagnostics
Michael Fiacco
Michael Fiacco
System Architect
Personalized Diagnostics
Sudhindra Gadagkar
Sudhindra Gadagkar
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Alice Gadau
Alice Gadau
SOLUR Researcher
Sols Undergraduate Programs
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Christina Gallante
Christina Gallante
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Weimin Gao
Weimin Gao
Associate Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Maikki Giessler
Maikki Giessler
Undergraduate
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
Biodesign CAT
Jessica Han
Jessica Han
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Kathleen Hanlon
Kathleen Hanlon
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
William Hardie
William Hardie
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Emily Higgins Keppler
Emily Higgins Keppler
Grad Teaching Assistant
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
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 Assocuate
Personalized Diagnostics
Ye Hu
Ye Hu
Associate Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Lori Huffman
Lori Huffman
Executive Assistant
Biodesign Administration
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Preston Hunter
Preston Hunter
Applications Systems Analyst Principal
Personalized Diagnostics
Mercedeh Javadi
Mercedeh Javadi
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Weiwei JIAO
Weiwei JIAO
Visiting Researcher
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 Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Kailash Karthikeyan
Kailash Karthikeyan
Research Specialist Sr
Personalized Diagnostics
Jacquelyn Kilbourne
Jacquelyn Kilbourne
Veterinary Technical Coordinator
DACT
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Staff
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Mark Knappenberger
Mark Knappenberger
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Adrian Kominowski
Adrian Kominowski
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Xiangxing Kong
Xiangxing Kong
Associate Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
External Collaborator
Biosignatures Discovery Automation
Joshua Kumar
Joshua Kumar
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Joshua LaBaer
Joshua LaBaer
Executive Director (FSC) & Professor
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 Member
Biodesign Administration
Faculty Member
Personalized Diagnostics
Huafang Lai
Huafang Lai
Research Professional
Personalized Diagnostics
Douglas Lake
Douglas Lake
Assoc Professor
Sols Administration & Faculty
Associate Faculty
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Associate Faculty
Personalized Diagnostics
Derek Lee
Derek Lee
Student Research Lab Aide
Personalized Diagnostics
Joanne Lee
Joanne Lee
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Han Li
Han Li
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Yushuo LIANG
Yushuo LIANG
Visiting Researcher
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
Graduate Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Alexandra Lucas
Alexandra Lucas
Professor of Practice
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
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
Biodesign CAT
Staff
BioEnergetics
Mitch Magee
Mitch Magee
Assistant Research Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Ntombizodwa Makuyana
Ntombizodwa Makuyana
International Student Engagement Student Support
Student Worker I - Stdt & Cultural Engagement
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Juan Maldonado Ortiz
Juan Maldonado Ortiz
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Research Professional
Biodesign Fundamental & Applie
Shodhan Manda
Shodhan Manda
Associate Scientific Software Engineer
Personalized Diagnostics
Marco Mangone
Marco Mangone
Associate Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
Biodesign ME
Zvikomborero Matavire
Zvikomborero Matavire
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Matthew McFadden
Matthew McFadden
External Collaborator
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
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
Aditya Prasad Mishra
Aditya Prasad Mishra
Student Software Developer
Bioinformatics - Personalized Diagnostics
Camila Montano
Camila Montano
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Blake Morrow
Blake Morrow
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Nadia Muraweh
Nadia Muraweh
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Vel Murugan
Vel Murugan
Research Scientist (FSC)
Personalized Diagnostics
Karlee Myers
Karlee Myers
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Haley Nadone
Haley Nadone
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Uwadiae Obahiagbon
Uwadiae Obahiagbon
Grad Research Associate
Sch Elect Comptr & Energy Engr
Graduate Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Shannon Obrien
Shannon Obrien
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Megan Oreilly
Megan Oreilly
Undergraduate
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
Nicole Richards
Nicole Richards
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Gabrielle Richardson
Gabrielle Richardson
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Meryl Rodrigues
Meryl Rodrigues
Graduate Service Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Theresa Rosov
Theresa Rosov
Research Specialist
Personalized Diagnostics
Roslynn Runia
Roslynn Runia
Supervisor
Research Operations
Staff
Environmental Health Engineering
Staff
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
Biodesign Facilities Department
Jingmin Shu
Jingmin Shu
Associate Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Qingbo Shu
Qingbo Shu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Adam Smith
Adam Smith
Student Laboratory Technician
Chem & Enviro Characterization
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Meredith Smith
Meredith Smith
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Lusheng Song
Lusheng Song
Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Sarah Spiegel
Sarah Spiegel
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Jason Steel
Jason Steel
Research Laboratory Manager
Personalized Diagnostics
Dali Sun
Dali Sun
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Manish Tandon
Manish Tandon
Student Software Developer
Bioinformatics - Personalized Diagnostics
Yanyang Tang
Yanyang Tang
Graduate Research Assistant
Personalized Diagnostics
Karie Tepper
Karie Tepper
Business Operations Manager Sr
Research Operations
Staff
Biodesign CAT
Staff
Personalized Diagnostics
Amani Tinkasimile
Amani Tinkasimile
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Sachi Toshniwal
Sachi Toshniwal
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Peaches Ulrich
Peaches Ulrich
Grad Research Associate
Sols Graduate Programs
Graduate Student
Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines, and Virotherapy
Graduate Student
Personalized Diagnostics
Valeria Valverde-Vesling
Valeria Valverde-Vesling
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Jennifer Van Duine
Jennifer Van Duine
Supervisor
Personalized Diagnostics
Wade Van Horn
Wade Van Horn
Assistant Professor
Personalized Diagnostics
Associate Faculty
Biodesign ME
Merica Vorachitti
Merica Vorachitti
External Collaborator
Personalized Diagnostics
Yong Wang
Yong Wang
Associate Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Peter Wiktor
Peter Wiktor
Research Professor
Bioelectronics and Biosensors
Associate Faculty
Personalized Diagnostics
Alexander Wilson
Alexander Wilson
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Chenxi Xu
Chenxi Xu
Student
Bioinformatics - Personalized Diagnostics
Shanshan Yang
Shanshan Yang
Manager + Assistant Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Jordan Yaron
Jordan Yaron
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Personalized Diagnostics
Padhmavathy Yuvaraj
Padhmavathy Yuvaraj
Research Technician
Personalized Diagnostics
Fangfang ZHANG
Fangfang ZHANG
Visiting Researcher
Personalized Diagnostics
Liqiang Zhang
Liqiang Zhang
Research Scientist
Personalized Diagnostics
Jeffrey Zhao
Jeffrey Zhao
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics
Meilin Zhu
Meilin Zhu
Undergraduate
Personalized Diagnostics