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Leonora Balaj's Biography

Leonora Balaj, Instructor in Neurosurgery, Mass General Hospital (MGH)/Harvard Medical School

Leonora Balaj is Instructor in Neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Bridgeport in CT and her PhD in Medicine from the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During her graduate studies she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Breakefield at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the department of Neurology. Her work focuses on the characterization of brain tumor derived vesicles as a tool for cell-cell communication as well as a source for biomarkers.

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BEAMing qRT-PCR Analysis of Mutant IDH1 mRNA in Tumor Microvesicles

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 at 16:30

Add to Calendar ▼2012-10-16 16:30:002012-10-16 17:30:00Europe/LondonBEAMing qRT-PCR Analysis of Mutant IDH1 mRNA in Tumor Microvesicles

Microvesicles are released from tumor cells into body fluids and can provide a powerful platform for tumor biomarkers. Using BEAMing PCR we show that CSF-derived microvesicles from tumor patients contain the mutant IDH1 which reflects the genetic status of the primary tumor.

Add to Calendar ▼2012-10-16 00:00:002012-10-17 00:00:00Europe/LondonExosomes and Markers in Biological