Eduardo Lau

Medical College of WisconsinUnited States of America

From 1976-1979, Studied in the University of Zurich, Institutes for Molecular Biology, Zürich, Switzerland. From 1979-1980, Studied in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies (ETH-Z), Institute of Microbiology, Zürich, Switzerland. PhD, University of Louis Pasteur, Faculty of Medicine, Strasbourg, France, in 1983. From 1983-1984, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sandford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation), Cancer Research Center, La Jolla, CA. From 1984-1985, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California, Laboratory for Developmental Biology, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA. From 1986-1988, Research Associate, University of Southern California, Laboratory for Developmental Biology, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California. From 1988-1994, Research Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California. From 1995-2000, Senior Research Scientist for Molecular Genetic Diagnosis, Specialty Laboratories, Inc., Santa Monica, California. From 2000-2002, Director for Cardiovascular Research, Specialty Laboratories, Inc., Santa Monica, California. Since 2003, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Genetics), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since 2003, he is also the Director of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Laboratory, Froedtert Hospital-Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Contributed 28 refereed journal articles or original papers, 15 chapters in books or symposium proceedings, and numerous chapters in the book series “Use and Interpretation of Tests” by Specialty Laboratories, Inc. Recent achievements include the development of preimplantation genetic diagnostic assays for HLA matching, spinal muscular atrophy, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, and gender selection for X-linked diseases. Honors and Awards: Recipient of the Chairman’s Achievement Award of Scientific Excellent in 1996. He was a member of the Genomics Board (2000-2002), Cardiovascular Board (2001-2002) and Oncology Board (2001-2002), Specialty Laboratories, Inc., Santa Monica, California. Member of Pharmacogenetics and Genomics Medicine Initiation Steering Committee (2007-2008), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2009, Nominated for the 10th Royan International Research Award. In 2011, Nominated for the 12th Royan International Research Award.

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