Protein Research Virtual Seminar Series Episode 3

We, at { Merck }, have organized a series of seminars showcasing renowned scientists from the scientific community who will present their innovative research. This series of seminars will empower the scientific community by providing forums to disseminate scientific knowledge, advance innovative research and strengthen our partnership with our research customers.

Part 1: Use of Ultrasensitive Biomarker Detection Techniques to Optimize Muscle Recovery

Presented by: Brian McFarlin, PhD
Associate Dean & Professor, University of North Texas, Applied Physiology Laboratory

The ability to precisely measure biological indices of Muscle Injury and subsequent recovery is key to optimizing nutrition to enhance to improve muscle recovery. In this webinar, we will explore scientific approaches that extend knowledge relative to muscle recovery in response to injury. Professor McFarlin’s laboratory has been actively exploring a variety of nutritional countermeasures for the past 10-years. He will share what they have learnt appears to work and what does not.

Part 2: Single Molecule Counting (SMC™) Ultra-sensitive Detection: Biomarkers and Beyond

Presented by: Anitaben Tailor, PhD
SMC Technology and Application Lead,
{ Merck },

Single Molecule Counting (SMC™) uses the power of high definition technology to help accelerate biomarker research, demonstrating picogram to femtogram quantification limits applicable to low abundance biomarkers. With the SMCxPRO™ Immunoassay System, even the smallest changes in biomarker levels can be measured, allowing researchers to gain unprecedented insights into biomarker discovery, PK/PD, drug efficacy and safety. In this webinar, learn how SMC™ technology can enable your research and gain a better understanding and facilitate both translational and clinical research.


Speaker Bio
Prof. Brian McFarlin, PhD
Associate Dean & Professor
University of North Texas, Applied Physiology Laboratory
Prof McFarlin is an Associate Dean and Professor with tenure (jointly appointed in Kinesiology and Biological Sciences) at the University of North Texas. He received his PhD in Exercise Physiology from Purdue University and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Nutrition at Purdue University. He has been a professor at the University of North Texas since 2012. Prof McFarlin’s research focuses on the use of functional nutritional modifications to improve immune health and muscle recovery following strenuous training sessions. Since 2004, he has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and obtained more than 4 million USD in externally funded research grants. His current Google Scholar H-index is 39 (i10 index = 67). His research expertise includes nutrition, immune system monitoring, flow cytometry, and multiplex biomarker detection among other common biological measurement techniques. Prof McFarlin is co-director of the University of North Texas’s Applied Physiology Laboratory, a Fellow Member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is also an Editor for the Elsevier journal METHODS.


Speaker Bio
Anitaben Tailor, PhD
SMC Technology and Application Lead,
{ Merck }
Anitaben Tailor brings over 10 years’ of immunoassay platform experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Anita earned her Ph.D. in Biochemical Immunopharmacology from the University of London, UK. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Physiology and Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences, followed by faculty positions at Johns Hopkins and the NIH. In 2009, Anita moved into industry as a Field Application Scientist for Meso Scale Diagnostics and Singulex ({ Merck }). In 2016, she was appointed to the global role of SMC Technology and Application lead within the Life Science Research Division at { Merck }. In this position she leads multiple teams on technology-based applications, product management and marketing of SMC technology for use within industry and academia.