The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis has named Michael Pugia director of the Bioanalytics Core Laboratory and the institute’s latest research fellow. Pugia has previously served in research and development roles for companies including Bayer and Siemens.
The IBRI says Pugia’s main research interest is "the development of single-cell bioanalytical technology for proteomic biomarkers discovery in the fields of endocrinology and oncology."
"Creating new capabilities that enable IBRI researchers and others to do unique research is a key focus for us," said David Broecker, chief executive officer of the IBRI. "Establishing the new single-cell, bioanalytics core laboratory will provide researchers with tools to isolate individual cells for evaluation under a variety of different biological conditions to identify new targets for the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics."
Pugia holds more than 360 U.S. and foreign patents with 72 more pending patents. The IBRI also announced Purdue University graduate Zane Baird will join the Bioanalytics Core Laboratory as a staff scientist.