Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biomolecular Screening
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Pacific Biomarkers Announces New Chief Scientific Officer

Published: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Pacific Biomarkers names the company's current Vice President, Research and Development, Amar A. Sethi, MD, PhD, as the new Chief Scientific Officer.

Dr. Sethi will succeed the current CSO and co-founder Elizabeth Teng Leary, PhD. Dr. Leary will assume a senior scientific advisory role while remaining active in scientific and business development activities at PBI.

Prior to joining the company, Dr. Sethi trained as a physician at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark (1996). In 2003 he was awarded a PhD in genetic epidemiology at the same institution, and in 2005 he became board certified in chemical pathology by the National Board of Health, Denmark. During 2005-2008 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Pulmonary and Vascular Medicine Branch, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in 2008 he commenced a clinical chemistry fellowship in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, NIH, overseeing the Immunology Section while continuing his research. Dr. Sethi holds numerous awards and honors in both Denmark and the US, has presented extensively at international scientific meetings, and has published widely in international, peer-reviewed journals. His research has focused on genetic variations related to cardiovascular disease, and, most recently, on composition and function of HDL in patients with ischemic heart disease, and on apo-AI mimetic peptides in animal models of atherosclerosis. Currently, Dr. Sethi is focusing on innovative biomarkers to elucidate the role of HDL in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Sethi was recently honored by R&D Directions as one of the "Most Notable People in R&D." R&D Directions' selection of the "Most Notable People in R&D" pays tribute to those who have led and made the significant breakthroughs in the discovery and development of drugs that indelibly change the ways in which particular diseases are treated.

"We are extremely pleased that a physician-scientist of Dr. Sethi's stature will be our CSO," commented Ron Helm, the company's CEO. "Amar is one of the leading scientists in the field and his work continues to reinforce our standing and reputation in the industry as the premier provider of esoteric testing services to pharma and diagnostic companies in the areas of cardiovascular, metabolic, and bone and joint diseases."

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,600+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,800+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Pacific Biomarkers, WuXi PharmaTech Announce Biomarker Collaboration
PBI will provide access to its extensive menu of validated biomarker assays to support WuXi's integrated clinical trial testing services.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Pacific Biomarkers' Dr. Amar A. Sethi Honored by Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine as One of 30 Emerging Pharma Leaders of 2011
Vice president of R&D called "A Pathfinder in Drug Development".
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Scientific News
Promising Drug Candidate to Treat Chronic Itch
In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) describe a class of compounds with the potential to stop chronic itch without the adverse side effects normally associated with medicating the condition.
Are Changes to Current Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Required?
Editorial suggests more research is needed to pinpoint age to end aggressive screening.
Assessing Cancer Patient Survival and Drug Sensitivity
RNA editing events another way to investigate biomarkers and therapy targets.
New Molecular Marker for Killer Cells
Cell marker enables prognosis about the course of infections.
Potential Target for Treatment of Autism
Grant of $2.4 million will support further research.
Sniffing Out Cancer
Scientists have been exploring new ways to “smell” signs of cancer by analyzing what’s in patients’ breath.
Inroads Against Leukaemia
Potential for halting disease in molecule isolated from sea sponges.
Molecular ‘Kiss Of Death’ Flags Pathogens For Destruction
Researchers have discovered that our bodies mark pathogen-containing vacuoles for destruction by using a molecule called ubiquitin, commonly known as the "kiss of death."
A New Single-Molecule Tool to Observe Enzymes at Work
A team of scientists at the University of Washington and the biotechnology company Illumina have created an innovative tool to directly detect the delicate, single-molecule interactions between DNA and enzymatic proteins.
Milestone Single-Biomolecule Imaging Technique May Advance Drug Design
The first nanometer resolved image of individual tobacco mosaic virions shows the potential of low-energy electron holography for imaging biomolecules at a single particle level; a milestone in structural biology and a potential new tool for drug design.

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,600+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,800+ scientific videos