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Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, International School of Diagnostics, Arizona State University

Carl Yamashiro has played a major role in the development of the MS degree program for Biomedical Diagnostics at ASU. He brings more than 20 years of R&D industry experience in the biotechnology and in vitro diagnostics arenas. This includes executive and senior leadership positions and R&D management positions in large medical device and diagnostics companies, including Applied Biosystems, Boehringer Mannheim, Roche and Amersham Biosciences (now part of GE Healthcare), as well as a number of startup companies focusing mainly on developing systems and applications for molecular diagnostics. Dr. Yamashiro has mainly focused on cutting edge technologies which included real-time PCR, microarrays and nanotechnology. Dr. Yamashiro has a BS in Biochemistry from UCLA, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Oregon and was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University.


Biomedical Diagnostics Education: A New Frontier
The International School of Biomedical Diagnostics at Arizona State University offers a unique set of educational options. This includes a MS degree and Executive Education programs focusing on developing leaders in the diagnostics industry. How individuals and companies can become involved will be discussed.

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