Scientific Advisory Board

Fred Russell Kramer, Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Molecular Genetics, Public Health Research Institute and Professor, New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Kramer is the author of many distinguished papers and a recognized authority on nucleic acid probes, amplification techniques, oligonucleotide arrays and DNA/RNA diagnostic assays. Education: University of Michigan B.S., Rockefeller University, M.S and Ph.D.

Barbara Talamo, Ph.D. - Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology; Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Tufts Medical School and a leader in understanding of neuronal functions and diseases.

Alan Trounson, Ph.D., Dr. Hon. Cau. FRCOG, FRACOG - President, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Prior to joining CIRM in January 2008, Trounson was Professor of Stem Cell Sciences and Director of the Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories at Monash University, where he retains the title of Emeritus Professor. Dr. Trounson founded the National Biotechnology Centre of Excellence - Australian Stem Cell Centre. Dr. Trounson has been a pioneer of human in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and associated reproductive technologies; the diagnosis of inherited genetic disease in pre-implantation embryos; the discovery and production of human embryonic stem cells and of their ability to be directed into neurones, prostate tissue and respiratory tissue.

David Y. Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Director Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Zhang is the co-inventor and developer of the RAM and HSAM technologies and continues to improve the technologies on a regular basis. He has filed patents for multiple CIPs and ancillary technologies that will greatly increase the capabilities of RAM and HSAM and make them attractive to the clinical laboratory.