Maria joined Aldatu Biosciences in 2015 as Technology Specialist, taking on the development of multiplex PANDAA assays and daily lab management with earnest. She has many years experience as a BioTech professional in the fields of xenotransplantation and gene therapy.
Prior to joining Aldatu, Maria was Technical Specialist in qPCR at bluebirdbio, Inc. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University – Go Bulldogs!
Lead Scientist, Assay Development
Haifa joined Aldatu Biosciences in 2017 as a Lead Scientist, and is responsible for guiding PANDAA assay development and in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) product validation. Prior to Aldatu, Haifa was a Group Leader at GnuBio, a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) startup company. Haifa also led several integrated drug discovery programs aimed at identifying small molecules therapeutic targets at Albany Molecular Research, Inc.
Haifa holds B.Sc. in Biology, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Medical Sciences from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and has completed postdoctoral trainings at the USDA-HNRCA of Tufts University and the Pathology Department of Brigham’s and Women Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Jarukit (Ed) Long
Jarukit joined Aldatu Biosciences in 2016 and is responsible for optimizing PANDAA for HIV diagnostics. Prior to joining Aldatu, Jarukit spent his time at the University of Massachusetts Medical School studying and developing high-throughput sequencing methods to understand the required genetic pathways for Mycobacterium tuberculosis survival during infection.
Jarukit earned his PhD in microbiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is a recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral fellowship.
Nick joined Aldatu Biosciences in 2016, working to increase the sensitivity of PANDAA diagnostic assays. Prior to joining Aldatu, Nick was an Instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with a focus on drug resistance evolution of human viral pathogens.
Nick received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and is the recipient of several awards, including the Curtis B. Thorne award for outstanding graduate research and a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral fellowship.