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Ph.D., Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical

Biography
Dr. Frank Middleton is a Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Psychiatry and Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he also directs the SUNY Molecular Analysis Core facility. Dr. Middletons research uses high-throughput multiomic approaches to profile and discover biomarkers for neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Dr. Middleton’s research has also revealed that several noncoding RNAs related to these conditions are likely transported to saliva from the brain, thus enabling saliva to provide a window into brain function. More recently, Dr. Middletons saliva-based research has explored the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection with different variant lineages on host immune responses. His studies on these and other global health priorities has resulted in more than 165 peer-reviewed publications, and the issuing of two US patents for the use of saliva in diagnosing ASD and mTBI.


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2023 Silicon Valley

Track 4 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.


Track Chair: Cindy Lawley, Olink

  • How New Public-Private Collaboratives Can Catalyze Transformative Health Breakthroughs
    Chair: Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
    - Douglas Friedman, Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC)
    - Jay Keasling, JBEI (Joint BioEnergy Institute)
    - Renee Wegrzyn, ARPA-H
  • Moving Sequencing into the Clinical Setting
    Chair: Charles Chiu, UCSF
    - Charlotte Hobbs, Rady Children’s Hospital
    - Euan Ashley, Stanford University
    - Sivan Bercovici, Karius
    - Heike Sichtig, Foundation Medicine
  • Evolving Sequencing Applications: Spatial Single-Cell Multi-Omics
    Chair: Michael Rhodes, NanoString
    - Chrstina Curtis, Stanford
  • How will Cheap Genome Sequencing Impact Genomic Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Euan Ashley, Stanford
    - Shawn Levy, Element Biosciences
    - Aleks Rajkovic, UCSF
    - David Bentley, Illumina
    - Stacey Gabriel, Broad Inst.
    - Sean Hofherr, Fabric Genomics
  • Single-cell, Spatial, and in Situ Technologies
    Chair: Dina Finan, 10x Genomics
    - Carina Emery, Miltenyi Biotec
  • Combining WGS with a AI-based Tumor Enrichment Method
    Chair: Asaf Zviran, C2I
  • Multi-omics Approaches Supporting Clinical Translation
    Chair: Cindy Lawley, Olink
    - Erin Smith, Takeda
    - Si Wu, Stanford
    - Christopher Whelan, J&J
  • Molecular Diagnosis New standard with NGS for Neurological and Infectious Conditions
    Chair: Scott Rabuka, DNA Genotek
    - Forrest Wright, Quadrant Laboratories
    - Frank Middleton, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • PMWC Showcase
    - Josh Lauer, Ultime
    - Olivier Lucas, Oxford Nanopore
    - Lukasz Boryn, Ardigen

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