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Horacio Novaira, PhD

Cell Therapy Core Manager
(954) 908-9437

Dr. Novaira is the Manager for the Cell Therapy Core Facility at NSU’s Center for Collaborative Research. He has over 20 years of experience in research laboratories with a strong background in physiology, immunology, biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. Before joining NSU, he had the honor to be an Assistant Professor at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ; then he joined the University of Miami, Miami, FL as an Assistant Scientist.

The focus of his research projects involved in-vitro and in-vivo gene regulation (mRNA, transcription factors, epigenetics mechanisms, gene knockdown, mouse knockout development), hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and regulation pathways of chronic inflammation in HIV and KSHV-infected cells.

At the CTC, he oversees operations from, cell culture (stem cells, primary and stable cell lines), PBMC isolation, lentiviral production, siRNA and shRNA gene knockdown, gene over-expression, flow cytometry, light and fluorescent microscopy, analysis of nanoparticles by Nanosight, high-performance chromatography by FPLC, as well as, project consulting, students and personnel training, experimental sample preparation and, data processing and interpretation of results to ensure high level of quality and reliability of the generated results. As a Cell Therapy Core manager, he is responsible for the entire function and operation of the CTC to provide a service of excellence to the NSU research community.

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