Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Meet the Team

Vance Lemmon, Ph.D., Co-Core Director

Vance Lemmon, PhD., is Co-Core Director of the Screening Core Facility at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In addition to his responsibilities in the Screening Core Facility, he is also Director of the UM Viral Vector Core Facility. Dr. Lemmon has extensive experience in High Content Screening (HCS), microscopy and monoclonal antibody production. Dr. Lemmon earned his Ph.D. in Anatomy from Emory University and holds the Walter G. Ross Distinguished Chair in Developmental Neuroscience at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. He is an affiliate of the Center for Computational Science and the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics. He is an editor of the Assay Guidance Manual.

John Bixby, Ph.D., Co-Core Director

John Bixby, Ph.D. is Co-Core Director of the Screening Core Facility at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Bixby is also Vice Provost for Research at the University of Miami and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology. Dr. Bixby earned his Ph.D. at CalTech and worked at UCSD and UCSF before joining the University of Miami. He is an affiliate of the Center for Computational Science and the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, and has been working in the HCS field since 2003.

Yan Shi, M.S., Senior Research Associate

Yan Shi is primary contact for the Screening Core Facility at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Yan Shi has more than 8 years of experience with HCS along with instrumentation, assay development and informatics analysis. She earned her Master’s Degree in Chemistry at Michigan State University. She also holds a Computer Information System Certification from the University of Miami and a Certified Manager Certification from The Institute of Certified Professional Managers. During her employment at UM, she has co-authored 3 publications. The poster she presented at the CHI High Content Analysis meeting in 2008 won the Best Poster Award. She also manages the Miami Project Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). She gave a presentation on the LIMS at the Thermo Informatics World meeting 2012.

E-mail a Friend