Pre-doctoral, doctoral, and post-doctoral research at Drexel, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Stanford School of Medicine
Cited over 1500 times in peer-reviewed scientific publications
Holds patents on drug development and gene therapy for neurodegenerative disorders
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Dr. Robert Logan comes with many years of expertise and scientific contributions. Robert, is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Eastern Nazarene College (ENC). Robert has accumulated almost a decade of college teaching experience in a wide variety of biological and computational contexts. During this time, Robert held a joint appointment at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital to conduct Parkinson’s disease research with Dr. Michael Schwarzschild for five years. Robert continues to maintain an active publishing record in high impact journals, publishing as a coauthor at least once every year since 2013. Robert’s research contributions continue at ENC in the pursuit of uncovering telomere dynamics in health and disease by utilizing Third-Generation Sequencing techniques and bioinformatic tools. In his spare time, Robert enjoys listening to music and playing his guitar, spending time at the beach and sailing his boat. Robert is an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Lynn, MA and lives in Salem, MA with his family.
At PDx, Dr. Robert Logan continues to aid the investigations around computational biology and multi-omics for early disease detection.
In 2013, Federica transitioned from her birthplace of Sardinia, Italy to the United States to teach and direct a Montessori School (bilingual) in California. Federica is multi-lingual with speaking an impressive five (5) languages: Italian, English, French, Chinese, and Spanish. Federica has expertise in communications and management. She performed her formal educational studies in Italy, China and the United States.
At PDx, Federica drives forward everyday tasks for the executive team at the United States and Italian locations.
A native Italian that holds a Diploma in Tourism Management and a Management Assistant certificate, with experienced as an Executive Assistant with a career spanning over 16 years across various industries. Cristina has worked most of her life in Italy, France and in the UK and has recently relocated to Amsterdam. In the last position, Cristina supported the President of a large food company and, before that, worked for other international companies such as Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A. and Cushman & Wakefield LLP, in Italy and out of Europe, where she supported either the President or the CEO of the companies. Cristina is fluent in Italian, English, and French and intermediate in Spanish.
In her spare time, she love traveling, playing sports, singing opera, going to concerts, visiting exhibitions, museums, art galleries and everything related to art.
At PDx, Cristina continues to support the executive team with everyday tasks.
Dr. Brian G. Williams graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2016. Dr. Williams then continued to earn his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina State in Cardiac Genetics. It was there that Dr. Williams discovered his passion for genetics and bioinformatics. Dr. Williams research focused on identifying the genetic mutations associated with the development of heart diseases, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, and defended his thesis focused on mitral valve prolapse. Upon completion of his Doctorate, Dr. Williams completed his post-doctoral research at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Williams remains passionate about making a difference in his career and has found that genetic research has been a great motivator.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his two dogs.
At PDx, Dr. Brian G. Williams continues to aid the investigations around computational biology and multi-omics for early disease detection. Dr. Williams serves as the lead scientist in the genetics division.
Mr. Nicolas Schcolnicov is a trained Agrobiotechnologist Engineer graduating from the prestigious University of San Martin in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr. Schcolnicov performed his research dissertation at the Technological Institute of Chascomús focused in Molecular Genetics. Mr. Schcolnicov maintains expertises in sequence analyses with multiomics datasets for discovery genetics. In light of the devastating parasitic disease, Tritrichomonas foetus, Mr. Schcolnicov passionately dedicated himself to understand the adaptability and pathogenicity of the genome, transcriptome and proteome of the parasite with novel bioinformatic approaches. Mr. Schcolnicov dedicates his life to create novel computational models to advance the comprehension of disease through interdisciplinary data analyses. Mr. Nicolas Schcolnicov hobbies include 3D printing, cycling and spending time with his friends and dog!
At PDx, Mr. Schcolnicov maintains a unique bioinformatic position that is dynamic to aid the evolution of the company.
Grant Haskins began his academic career at UC San Diego as a pre-med undergraduate student studying physics with a specialization in astrophysics. After completing his bachelor's degree, he began his Master's education at the University of Southern California studying Medical Device and Diagnostics engineering. While at USC, Grant worked as a math and science teacher for children K-12. After completing his master's degree, Grant began his doctoral work at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute studying the application of deep learning to medical image analysis. While working towards his doctorate, he earned 2 first-author publications. These journal articles have already been cited over 200 times on Google Scholar in the last 3 years.
Grant is passionate about leveraging the power of deep learning for early detection of diseases. He believes strongly that robust multimodal data is critical for this diagnostic process and aids investigation of deep learning based multimodal data integration at PDX.
In the last year, Grant and his wife Andrea live in Los Angeles, CA and have an infant son named John and two puppies named Cozy and Teddy. As an avid NBA fan, Grant loves watching nba basketball in his spare time.
Muhammad Tayyab, originally from Pakistan, Punjab, Faisalabad, is a multi-task oriented biological scientist with strong training and experience in molecular biology. He is a committed, determined and self-motivated geneticist with experience in genetic diagnostics and interested in the development of new therapies. Muhammad strives to work to the best of his ability and always deliver professional standards in all circumstances.
At PDx, Muhammad has joined the genetics division to explore optimizations of genetic isolation techniques and anti-sense oligonucleotide therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Anjali is a rising second year medical student at Touro University California’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a great interest in merging clinical work with diagnostics and personalized medicine. Anjali performed prior research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Brain Sciences Institute under the mentorship of Prof. Miller and Dr. Jeffrey D. Rothstein. Anjali's neurobiology research focused on an astroglial subpopulation loss in ALS patients. Ms. Ganguly is submitting a peer-reviewed publication on this project. Anjali has been trained in numerous laboratory techniques and is eager to expand her laboratory experience. Anjali graduated from Drexel University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with minors in Data Science and Bioinformatics. Anjali's broad educational background has given her the unique ability to contribute to the bleeding-edge research being conducted at PDx in Silicon Valley, California.
Outside of Anjali's research, she serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs for Touro University California's Student Government Association and Vice Chair of the Student Health Advisory Committee at the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Anjali is passionate and advocates for the providing accessible medical care and information of mental health.
This summer at PDx, Anjali is in the PDx wet labs performing experimental techniques to optimize the quality control (QC) of the whole genome sequencing project. Additionally, Anjali is finalizing several peer-reviewed publications. Anjali is excited to make contributions to the valuable medicine PDx is performing.
Mr. Dunn is an ambitious, proactive, and innate communicator. He graduated from Strayer University with a Business Degree concentrated in Marketing. Mr. Dunn has almost a decade of marketing and branding experience with an expertise in consultation with consumers, one on one to build long-term relationships. Mr. Dunn enjoys the entire marketing process, from initial brainstorming to sharing the results.
Mr. Dunn joined team PDx in June 2021, with his demonstrated knowledge of digital marketing, public relations, and aesthetic designs. Mr. Dunn, a visual communicator, provides user-friendly techniques for understanding to his audience.
In his spare time, Mr. Dunn enjoys spending time with his beloved wife, Bianca, his two daughters Aubrey and Layla, along with his loyal dog Titan. You will likely find Mr. Dunn on the weekend at a golf course or boat fishing!
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Lead Bioinformatics Scientist
Research Associate II Nicolas@PluripotentDiagnostics.com
Lead Computer Vision Engineer Grant@PluripotentDiagnostics.com
Scientist I Muhammad@PluripotentDiagnostics.com
Marketing & Sales Curtis@PluripotentDiagnostics.com
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