LaBaer Lab | Home


History of the Center for Personalized Medicine

Joshua LaBaer, M.D., Ph.D., founder and former Director of the Harvard Institute of Proteomics (HIP), was recruited to ASU’s Biodesign Institute as the Piper Chair in Personalized Medicine and Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics (VGPCPD) in 2009. The VGPCPD has a highly multidisciplinary staff of 10 faculty including ~100 molecular biologists, cell biologists, software engineers, database specialists, bioinformaticists, biostatisticians, and automation engineers with individuals ranging from Ph.D. and M.D. degrees to graduate students, undergraduates and technical support individuals. The center uses innovation, technology, systems analysis and both clinical and fundamental medical knowledge to have a profound impact on decreasing morbidity and mortality caused by human disease.