Ципер Мария Владимировна (Tsiper Maria)

Published in Воспоминания

My professional carrier started in Dr. Schwartz E.I. laboratory of Medical Genetics at St Petersburg Pediatric Med Institute. I joined the group in 1991 as a student of Biophysics department of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University. My Master Thesis was focused on steroid 21-hydroxilase involvement in familiar early onset acute myocardial infarction. Together with Dr. Shevtsov S.P. I implemented single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) screening to demonstrate the possible correlation between the gene and the disease. In 1993 I was offered a Research Specialist position at the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY at Stony Brook, NY to implement similar SNP screening strategy to demonstrate the involvement of Transthyretin, Presenilins and other proteins in a familiar Alzheimer’s disease. After several years of work I decided to continue my education in US and joined the graduate program of Biomedical Sciences at R.W. Johnson Medical School of University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ) and Rutgers University, NJ in 1997. While in graduate school I further expanded my horizons and gained invaluable experience in the fields of extracellular matrix and systems biology. After graduating with a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology I began work as a Research Scientist at Bindley Bioscience Center of Purdue University, IN where I develop and implement platforms for multiplexed cell-based High-Content Screenings (HCS) to identify drug targets and markers for apoptosis, mitochondrial metabolism, and neuronal differentiation incorporating live-cells imaging with immuno-cytochemical and biochemical analysis.