Hanna Pincas received a Ph.D. degree in cell signaling, endocrinology, and reproduction from Paris XI University in France. She holds an M.S. degree in biochemistry from Paris VI University. In April 2002, she joined Professor Francis Barany's laboratory at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, NY, USA, to do her postdoctoral training in the area of cancer genetics. She carried out innovative research at a high level of technical skill and thereby developed new technologies for the detection of mutations in cancer specimens. Her efforts notably led to an important first-author publication as well as a patent application. In an effort to identify new prognostic markers and better stratify colorectal cancer patients, she was involved in the molecular profiling of over 160 clinical tumor samples of varying disease stages and discovered novel mutations. Throughout her postdoctoral research experience, she collaborated with researchers from various institutions, leading to the publication of several major research articles. Since September 2008, Dr. Pincas has been employed in the position of Programmer/Bioinformaticist in Professor Stuart Sealfon's laboratory at the Department of Neurology, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, Chicago, Ill, USA. She makes important contributions to pathway research, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Md, USA. As a scientific literature curator and bioinformaticist, she has been involved in maintaining a knowledge base for the signaling pathways in the immune system activated by the viralinfection and in building a knowledge base for the gonadotrope cell signaling, which plays a key role in the reproductive neuroendocrine system. As a scientist, she has been involved in other research projects in the laboratory in the area of reproductive endocrinology and innate immunity. Notably, she has used her analytical and scientific writing skills to help experimenters prepare their manuscripts for publication.
Biography Updated on 11 April 2012