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Welcome to the Center for Personalized Diagnostics

The mission of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics is to drive the discovery and development of biomarkers for the early detection of diseases. With better disease detection and earlier treatment, we strive to have a profound impact on decreasing mortality caused by various diseases including cancer and autoimmune diseases. Towards this end, our center and its 10 research faculty are driven by innovation and technology development, creating new tools that foster biomarker discovery. In particular, we have developed and continue to improve the NAPPA protein arrays and to couple the NAPPA technology with other technologies to better understand disease. Besides creating tools and technology for use within the center, we also make these tools available to facilitate research projects in the wider research community. Through the plasmid repository, sequencing services and our most recent effort with the NAPPA protein array core, we have provided the tools to accelerate research in hundreds of laboratories around the world.

Recent News

May 2015 Femina Rauf was selected as a Fellow for the 30th Aspen Cancer Conference on July 15th which is a prestigious conference in the cancer field.
May 2015 Jie “Ryan” Wang defended his Doctoral Dissertation Defense on April 10, 2015 and graduated on May 11, 2015
May 2015 Xiaofang Bian defended her Doctoral Dissertation Defense on April 14, 2015 and graduated on May 11, 2015
July 2015 Dr. Karen Anderson was selected by AZ Business Magazine as one of the Most Influential Women is Arizona Business
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Recent Publications

Nature protocolsHigh-throughput identification of proteins with AMPylation using self-assembled human protein (NAPPA) microarrays. Article
Curr. Protoc. Mol. Biol. Site- Specific Recombinational Cloning Using Gateway and In-Fusion Cloning Schemes.Article
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarker & PreventionPlasma autoantibodies associated with basal like breast cancer.Article
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