Scientific Advisory Board
Ampio’s Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of world-renowned experts in their fields, each with over three decades experience in pioneering innovations in medicine and basic research.
Dr. Brody earned his MD (1964) and PhD in Biochemistry (1965) from the University of Chicago and accepted a Postdoctoral Fellow position at the Department of Biophysics, Laboratory of E.P. Geiduschek in Chicago. He then went to Geneva, Switzerland (1965-1968) and continued his research as a Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Molecular Biology. Dr. Brody moved from Geneva to the Biochemistry Department of the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris, France and joined the French National Research Council (C.N.R.S.) in 1971 as “Chargé de Recherche” and was promoted to the position of “Maître de Recherche” in 1973. In 1983, Dr. Brody took a sabbatical to the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, working in John Abelson’s laboratory studying the splicing of pre-mRNA in S. cerevisiae and was able to label, isolate, and prove the structure of an in vivo generated lariat intron RNA and then found that in vitro splicing takes place specifically on a 40S particle which he named the spliceosome. Their article in Science (228, 963-7, ) was one of the 100 most cited life science articles for the year 1985.
Returning to France in August, 1985, Dr. Brody worked on mammalian pre-mRNA splicing, and in particular on tissue specific splicing, skeletal muscle-specific splicing of b-tropomyosin pre-mRNA and in 1988, moved to Gif-sur-Yvette, where splicing was the major pursuit of the laboratory. In 1992, Dr. Brody was recruited to become Professor, Chairman of the Department of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences SUNY Buffalo, USA.
Dr. Brody is the author of a large number of research papers in the field of molecular biology and proteomics.