Pre-doctoral, doctoral, and post-doctoral research at Drexel, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Stanford School of Medicine
Cited over 1300 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.
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.
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.
Akash holds a research interest in Deep learning (DL) and Machine Learning (ML). Akash's research projects focused on predicting dyslexia based with brain MRI scans and checking the quality of MRI scans utilizing CNN for the classification if the disease is pathogenic or not based on DNA sequence mutations. Prior to his medical research Akash served as a Software Engineer at Amdocs for 3 years as a member of the DevOps team.
While working in PDx, Akash is developing deep learning models to predict Alzheimer's disease using a large dataset of multi-variable patients. This dataset contains multiple imaging modalities in raw format. Provided the challenges, Akash continues to build the PDx pipeline to transform and structure the data for transfer to train the DL models. Akash's expertise and experience, he is working to optimize the DL models to achieve higher accuracy.
He is a problem solver with a keen interest in research. He enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and loves playing soccer and cricket.
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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