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Featured Scientist: Ben Jussila (NemaMetrix)

Ben Jussila graduated from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities/Minneapolis) with a major in Genetics, Cell Biology & Development. Ben is currently an R&D Scientist at NemaMetrix, where he brings eight years of experience.  Ben’s work at NemaMetrix has been focused largely on developing zebrafish models of human diseases to functionally test patient variants for …

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NemaMetrix raises $5 million USD funding and strengthens senior team

  Investment will be used to further develop the Company’s Precisome platform for functional analysis New investment led by Oregon Venture Fund Dr Stephen Turner appointed as Senior Research Fellow to help lead company expansion   Eugene, Oregon, USA, 29 July 2019: NemaMetrix, an Oregon-based company that provides phenotyping and functional analysis using C. elegans …

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Featured Scientist: Adrian Wolstenholme (University of Georgia)

Dr. Adrian Wolstenholme graduated from the University of London with a BSc in Biochemistry and has since spent almost 43 years working in the lab. The first 12 of those years of these were spent studying viruses, before he started the transition into parasitology 30 years ago when he obtained his faculty position at the …

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Featured Scientist: Anne Hart (Brown University)

Anne Hart’s research focuses on fundamental problems in neuroscience using tools available in the nematode C. elegans. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCLA, where she trained with Dr. Larry Zipursky working on bride of sevenless in the Drosophila eye. For her postdoctoral work, Dr. Hart moved to Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General …

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PMWC sits down with NemaMetrix to discuss emerging technologies

In preparation for the Precision Medicine World Conference on January 20-23rd, 2019, PMWC took a moment to ask us some questions about the new and emerging technologies in the precision medicine field that have the potential to be huge life changers. Read PMWC’s questions and our answers below. Q: There are various new, emerging technologies …

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NemaMetrix wins “Job Creation” Award at Inaugural Innovation and Talent Celebration

Thursday November 15th, 2018 – NemaMetrix wins the “Job Creation” Award at the RG Media Company’s inaugural Innovation and Talent Celebration. The event was organized to honor original ideas, creative and collaborative leadership, inventive use of resources and entrepreneurial talents in the Eugene and surrounding areas. There were six unique awards categories consisting of: Innovator …

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KCNQ2 epilepsy gene

Functional analysis of variants to aid understanding of children’s epilepsy

Performing sequence analysis on a patient with a suspected genetic disease is becoming a standard of care. However, when a genetic variation is identified as pathogenic in a disease state, clinicians and patients are faced with making difficult care decisions. NemaMetrix has developed a platform that allows us to undertake functional analysis of variants to …

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Featured Scientist: Shawn Lockery (University of Oregon, NemaMetrix)

    My academic research at the University of Oregon concerns the neuronal basis of behavior in one of the smallest brains known to science, that of the nematode C. elegans. This work was founded on developing methodology for recording the tiny electrical signals from individual C. elegans neurons (Figure 1). My contributions to our …

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