About Dr. Sapna Deo

Sapna Deo

Dr. Deo is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director (GPD) in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr Deo’s research interest is in the development of technologies for the detection of pathogens for resource poor settings. Her work also involves design of novel nanobioanalytical techniques based on luminescence and quantum dots for detection of microRNAs and RNA molecules for application in biomedicine, diagnosis, and pathogen detection. Other areas of research include development of molecular probes for biosensing and bioimaging applications. She is a author and co-author of over 70 scientific publications and several patents and a recipient of the NSF-CAREER Award. Dr. Deo serves on editorial boards of journals, study section panels, and scientific advisory board of biotech industries. Dr. Deo initiated a Molecular Medicine Pathway Program for medical students and serves as its Director. She is a recipient of the inaugural Outstanding Graduate Program Director Award from the University of Miami in 2014. The research of her group is funded by the National Institute of General Medicine, the National Science Foundation, State of Florida, American Cancer Soceity, Coulter Foundation, etc.

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