Phone: 732-445-4500, ext. 6207
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2001
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Genetic Mutation Detection, SNP Genotyping, Haplotype Construction, Gene Expression Monitoring, Microfluidics Devices.
Biomedical Transport Phenomena, Molecular & Cellular Engineering.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Analysis of gene expression changes in breast cancer using MALDI-TOF MS, NIH/NCI; Novel molecular engineered system for efficient SNP genotyping, OCLTT/Rutgers; High throughput genotyping of cytochrome P450 SNPs using MALDI-TOF MS and a molecular affinity system, NIESH/UMDNJ.
Academic Interests and Plans
In our laboratory, we develop novel methods for the analysis of nucleotide variations in the genome and apply them in the identification of genetic factors that are linked to common human diseases such as autoimmune diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases. We are currently investigating several DNA analysis methods based on MALDI-TOF (Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-Of-Flight) mass spectrometry. Utilizing a molecular affinity system, these high throughput methods allow effective characterization of genetic variations such as SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) and various mutations.