Professional Experience


Senior Staff Scientist at The Scripps Research Institute



Faculty member at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in both the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Research Contributions

Clinical Diagnostics and Laboratory Direction

Innovations and Patents

Authored and co-authored five books and three patents related to human genetics.

One patent related to antisense RNA sold for approximately $11 million.

Significant Publications

Co-authored a landmark paper in Science Journal on antisense non-coding RNA.

First author of a significant publication in Nature Medicine on the role of antisense RNA molecules in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Genetic Discovery

Autism Research

Teaching and Mentorship