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Staff/Contact Us

Valerie Stewart
Director
Bressler, 7th floor, room 010
(410) 706-0453
Fax: 410-706-0459 or 410-706-0444
vstewart@som.umaryland.edu 

Ms. Stewart trained in micro-injection techniques in the laboratory of Dr. Fred Alt at Columbia University in New York, beginning in 1990. She later moved with Dr. Alt to Children's Hospital, Boston, and worked concurrently as lab manager and transgenic supervisor, with two assistants. In 1995, she moved to the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, to establish a Transgenic/Knockout Mouse Facility there. In April 2003, she was recruited to establish the Transgenic Core Facility at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has 15 years experience in micro-injection techniques, and 8 years as a core facility director.

Dennis Wilson
Research Specialist joined Dec. 2003

Dennis Wilson has 18 years experience working in a laboratory environment. He spent 6 years working peripherally on transgenic swine and mouse projects at the American Red Cross. He spent 5 years at Johns Hopkins managing a hybridoma facility. He has been training for the past year under Ms. Stewart, and has produced several transgenic founders and knockouts on his own. His expertise in PCR has led to his developing a DNA purification/PCR genotyping service for the Transgenic Core Facility.

Advisory Committee:

Toni Antalis
Physiology, CVID

Krishna Chandrasekaran
Transgene-Tech (LLC)

Meenakshi Chelliah
Biomedical Research, Dental School

Frank Margolis
Anatomy and Neurobiology, SOM

Andrea Meredith
Physiology, SOM

Xi Zhan
Pathology, CVID