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DIRECTOR OF MICRO MARKERS: Technology is Changing Fast

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Martin is a director of microMarkers. Martin explains what he does on a day to day basis, his career and educational path, and what he wished he knew before starting his career.

Job Title: Director of microMarkers

Job Summary: Biochemists and Biophysicists

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Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity.

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<span m='15770'>new</span> <span m='16070'>biomarker</span> <span m='16880'>for</span> <span m='17010'>diseases.</span> <span m='19180'>I</span> <span m='19390'>present</span> <span m='19890'>at</span> <span m='20030'>conferences</span> <span m='21730'>on</span> <span m='21900'>the</span> <span m='22480'>work</span> <span m='22780'>we</span> <span m='22890'>do,</span> <span m='24800'>look</span> <span m='25010'>for</span> <span m='25150'>collaborations</span> <span m='25870'>and</span> <span m='26010'>partners</span> <span m='27670'>to</span> <span m='27830'>expand</span> <span m='28930'>the</span> <span m='29040'>value</span> <span m='29630'>of</span> <span m='30070'>our</span> <span m='31350'>diagnostic</span> <span m='32130'>and</span> <span m='32220'>molecular</span> <span m='32409'>assay</span> <span m='33640'>development</span> <span m='33970'>business.</span> </p><p><span m='34830'>My</span> <span m='35030'>career</span> <span m='36410'>educational</span> <span m='37030'>path</span> <span m='37550'>started</span> <span m='39320'>20</span> <span m='39470'>years</span> <span m='39840'>ago.</span> <span m='41400'>I</span> <span m='42030'>went</span> <span m='42360'>to</span> <span m='42940'>college,</span> <span m='45190'>obtained</span> <span m='45810'>a</span> <span m='46010'>degree</span> <span m='46350'>in</span> <span m='46440'>biochemistry.</span> <span m='48950'>Then</span> <span m='49800'>I</span> <span m='49840'>wanted</span> <span m='50150'>to</span> <span m='50250'>do</span> <span m='50350'>more</span> <span m='50590'>research</span> <span m='51090'>so</span> <span m='51300'>I</span> <span m='51460'>went</span> <span m='51990'>into</span> <span m='52260'>grad</span> <span m='52570'>school,</span> <span m='54030'>completed</span> <span m='54560'>a</span> <span m='54630'>PhD</span> <span m='55750'>in</span> <span m='56170'>molecular</span> <span m='56980'>biology</span> <span m='57660'>and</span> <span m='57810'>physiology</span> <span m='59050'>in</span> <span m='59230'>'98.</span> </p><p><span m='60030'>And</span> <span m='60430'>now I'm</span> <span m='60650'>back</span> <span m='61010'>in</span> <span m='61280'>California</span> <span m='62910'>working</span> <span m='63680'>at</span> <span m='63800'>Regulus</span> <span m='64400'>Therapeutics</span> <span m='65160'>and</span> <span m='65850'>now</span> <span m='66880'>developing</span> <span m='67950'>a</span> <span m='68080'>microRNA-based</span> <span m='69980'>biomarker</span> <span m='70410'>test</span> <span m='70750'>for</span> <span m='71190'>different</span> <span m='71580'>diseases.</span> </p><p><span m='72495'>What</span> <span m='72780'>I</span> <span m='72870'>wish</span> <span m='73160'>I</span> <span m='73250'>knew</span> <span m='73620'>when I</span> <span m='73900'>started</span> <span m='73960'>my</span> <span m='74070'>career,</span> <span m='75280'>the</span> <span m='75430'>need</span> <span m='75820'>to</span> <span 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