Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Microbiology Biotechnology, In Vitro Diagnostics, Public Health, Tuberculosis, Mycology, Archaea

ID: 727207 New Mexico, USA

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Expert is adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology for the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a consultant to several medical and biotechnology companies. Prior to this Expert was the manager of a public health and reference clinical microbiology laboratory.and a full-time academic as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico.

He is thoroughly familiar with both technical and regulatory aspects (especially CLIA regulation) of clinical microbiology. While at the public health lab, he developed several new tests for tuberculosis and mycology diagnosis.

Expert is a prolific publisher of research and academic literature, and has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and NASA.

He has sat on federal advisory committees at the NSF and NASA, was the president of a regional branch of the American Society for Microbiology, and serves on the editorial board of the scientific journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. He holds a PhD in microbiology and immunology from Queen's University.

Expert has served as an expert witness in a number of legal proceedings; mostly in the area of clinical microbiology. He has testified in both civil and criminal proceedings.

He holds two patents on clinical microbiology testing and has actively worked with several companies in developing new diagnostic microbiology tests and advised other companies in the area of cancer screening testing.

Expert has extensive experience in metabolic/enzyme engineering, cell biology, recombinant DNA technology, and protein expression and synthesis. Beginning with his doctoral thesis and continuing on through his time at a NASA research institute and several universities, Expert focused on extremophiles. He conducted pioneering genetic manipulation experiments in methanogens.

Expert has published extensively in this area and has served on several federal advisory panels for grant review.

Expert has applied his expertise in microbiology to a wide variety of problems: by skills and approach he is a problem solver. Expert has extensive experience in:
a wide variety of laboratory techniques;
writing papers and grants;
teaching and training others;
and performing as part of large interdisciplinary team.

Expert has worked with a client to research and develop a novel platform for rapid in vitro diagnosis of microbial infections. This platform does not use PCR and will be useful in many applications. His involvement was so extensive he is named a co-inventor. Expert served as an expert witness in microbial diagnosis of sepsis in a criminal case with a charge of involuntary manslaughter. The involuntary manslaughter charge was dropped. Expert served as an expert witness in a civil case involving a claim of Mycobacterial avium infection due to working conditions. Expert has worked with a start-up biotechnology company with a novel lung cancer diagnostic platform. He provided assistance in external communications for the company.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: PhD Subject: Microbiology and Immunology Institution: Queen's University
Year: 1989 Degree: BS Subject: Microbiology Institution: University of Toronto

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder Department:
Expert founded this company to provide biomedical consulting services.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor Department: Medical Genetics and Microbiology
Expert helps teach medical students in the areas of microbiology, infection and immunity. Expert also has several research collaborations with UNM faculty.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2004 Employer: University of New Mexico Title: Assistant Professor Department: Biology
Teaching, research and service in microbiology.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Dalhousie University Title: Research Fellow Department: Biochemistry
Research in microbiology.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: National Aeronautics and Space Adminsitration Title: Research Fellow Department: Ames Research Center
Research in microbiology.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary:

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Dr. Fgauy has been a member of the Editorial Board (since 2001) of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

He has also been a member of advisory grant review panels for NSF and NASA.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has over 30 publications, 5 book chapters, and two patents in microbiology.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has served as an expert witness in a number of legal proceedings in several states; mostly in the area of clinical microbiology. He has testified in both civil and criminal proceedings.
Training / Seminars
Expert has developed full courses in many aspects of microbiology. Including graduate level courses in microbial diversity and evolution, and extremophiles.
He has also developed training programs for molecular diagnostics and clinical microbiology.
Marketing Experience
With experience in clinical, corporate, academic and government laboratories; Expert is unique positioned to understand the in vitro diagnostic market in microbiology.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has excellent written and oral communication skills. For many projects, his primary role has been organizing and presenting client information.

Fields of Expertise

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