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  Hanadie Yousef is a trained stem cell biologist and neurobiologist with a focus on the mechanisms of aging, with pending and issued patents, several publications, a BS from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a PhD from UC Berkeley, a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford School of Medicine, experience leading research teams, and has worked in R&D at  Regeneron and Genentech.    Yousef began doing biomedical research at the age of 16, when she interned locally at a pharmaceutical company in New York where she grew up, Regeneron, to conduct research on gene therapy and cancer. It was at this time that Yousef fell in love with drug discovery and development and knew she wanted to dedicate the rest of her life to this pursuit. She skipped a grade and attended CMU to study chemistry and continue her passion in scientific research. She returned to Regeneron to continue her research during winter and summer internships for 5 years (2003-2008). During her undergraduate studies at CMU, Yousef did a research honors thesis in the Kaminski lab at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she elucidated molecular mechanisms driving idiopathic pulmonary lung fibrosis.    In graduate school in the Schaffer and Conboy labs at UC Berkeley (2008-2013),  Dr.  Yousef studied the role of adult stem cells in the biology of aging and developed methods for tissue rejuvenation in brain and muscle. She published 4 first-author papers, a research perspective,and has an issued patent and a patent application based on her discoveries.
 
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JEREMY O'CONNELL, PHd
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Jeremy O’Connell is a proteomics and systems biology expert with numerous publications, a PhD from UT Austin, a postdoc at Harvard, and experience leading research teams.

Dr. O'Connell began research in the USDA Crop Research Division while completeing his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He went on the earn his PhD in the Marcotte Lab at UT Austin, combining high-content imaging and mass spectometry to study intracellular protein quaternary structure changes in response to cellular stress.

Dr. O'Connell then transitioned to a postdoc at Harvard Medical School where he worked on advancing and applying quantitative proteomics methods to interrogate the systems biology of ubiquitin regulation and apply machine learning to improve protein-protein interaction network predictions.


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