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Dr. Vitaly Balan

Wayne State University
Karmanos Cancer Institute
2327 Somerset blvd.,
 

Brief Biography:


CURRICULUM VITAE of VITALY BALAN PERSONAL DETAILS ADDRESS: 2327 Somerset blvd,. Troy, MI 48084 E-MAIL: vitaly.balan@gmail.com and balanv@karmanos.org WORK PHONE: (313) 578-4333 CELL PHONE: (248) 765-2222 EDUCATION 1999 – 2004 Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry University of Ben-Gurion, Israel (Advisors: Prof. Ze’ev Barak and Prof. David Chipman) 1995 – 1998 M.Sc. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry University of Ben-Gurion, Israel (Advisors: Prof. Ze’ev Barak and Prof. David Chipman) 1988 – 1993 B.Sc. in Biology & Chemistry Tiraspol State University, Moldova POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT 2011-present Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Oncology, Wayne State University, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI USA 2006-2011 Research Associate, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI USA (supervisor Dr. Avraham Raz) 2004-2006 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI USA (supervisor Dr. Guri Tzivion) 2003-2004 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CVRI, Texas A&M University, Temple, TX (supervisor Dr. Guri Tzivion) 1998-2003 Research Graduate/Assistant Teacher, Department of Life Sciences, University of Ben-Gurion, Israel. 1996-1998 Research Assistant/Assistant Teacher, Department of Life Sciences, University of Ben-Gurion, Israel. TEACHING EXPERIENCE 2012 Fundamentals of Cancer Biology: “Oncogenes”. Cancer Biology Program course CB7210 Research Technologies in Cancer Research: “Methods of Gene and Protein Analysis”. Cancer Biology Program course CB7990 1996-2003 Teaching Assistant, Department of Life Sciences, University of Ben-Gurion, Israel. Developed instructional plans and taught undergraduate and graduate level laboratory courses in microbiology, biochemistry, genetic engineering and zoology. Honors and Awards: Travel Grant from Gordon Research Conference “Matrix Metalloproteinases” (2011) Smithfield, RI, USA Grant from Gordon Research Conference “Biology of 14-3-3 Proteins” (2004) Ventura, CA, USA Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, (1999-2003) University of Ben-Gurion, Israel Excellent Student Scholarship, (1988-1993) Tiraspol State University, Moldova PATENTS Galectin-3 nsSNPs: Markers for cancer. Raz, A., Balan, V., Nangia-Makker, P. Wayne State University USSN 12/365,588
 

Academic positions:


Assistant Professor
 

Research interests:


Currently I’m focus on two projects: 1. Regulation of unique carbohydrate-binding protein galectin-3 by proteases and kinases, and its role in breast and prostate cancer and 2. Development of novel targeted therapy in treatment of malignant glioma and prostate cancer. Our methodologies include molecular biology, biochemical and proteomics techniques developed in the lab. The research is performed in the context of physiological processes such as cancer development and treatment and differentiation as well as basic cellular processes such as intracellular signaling, apoptosis and cell survival.
 

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