Project Coordinator, National Center for Functional Glycomics
Laboratory Administrator, Glycomics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
B.S.- St. Lawrence University, Biology and Chemistry
M.S.- University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB), Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Lab Science
Ph.D.- UB, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Heimburg-Molinaro obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Buffalo in the field of glyco-immunology and cancer immunology, which led her to a post-doctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Richard Cummings, focusing on the glycobiology of C-type lectins, as well as glycan array work. She transitioned from a post-doctoral fellow to focus on project management and coordination, experimental design, writing, and editing for the lab. She has worked with the members of the Cummings lab for over 10 years, to facilitate their written communications, including grants, grant reports, primary research articles, reviews, chapters, oral and poster presentations, IACUC/IRB protocols, and patent applications. She also became involved in the administration of the Consortium for Functional Glycomics (CFG) and the glycan array core. She was very involved in the Biomedical Technology Resource Center (BTRC) grant, which was funded with a high score by the NIH to begin the National Center for Functional Glycomics (NCFG). Dr. Heimburg-Molinaro now serves as the Project Coordinator for the NCFG, which includes the CFG glycan arrays as well as the development of many novel glycan arrays and platforms, and other technologies. She handles the design of experiments for technical staff to execute, which includes many different sample types, including cells, viruses, bacteria, lectins, adhesins, recombinant proteins, monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, and serum.
Dr. Heimburg-Molinaro corresponds with all of the PIs from around the world who use the CFG and NCFG services, to transfer information on the status of requests, sample information, scheduling of shipping and assays, experimental design, and data analysis. She works closely with the personnel of the NCFG on project management and center operations. In addition to her experience with glycan array work and the continual development of methods for these assays, Dr. Heimburg-Molinaro has experience with many different type of techniques, including cell culture, flow cytometry, mouse work, protein purification, peptide synthesis, mass spectrometry, HPLC, ELISA, surface plasmon resonance, blotting, microbiology, and others in the fields of glycobiology, biochemistry, and immunology.
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