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Omar Bagasra

Omar Bagasra

Claflin University

Director
South Carolina Center for Biotechnology
South Carolina

Biography

Professor Omar Bagasra, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Biology and the Director of the South Carolina Center for Biotechnology at Claflin University in South Carolina, USA. He is one of the pioneers in the development of in situ PCR, quantitative PCR and HIV vaccine based on microRNAs. Published over 200 articles, many in top tier journals like PNAS, New England Journal of Medicine, J. Virology and J of Pathology. First to describe the new phenomenon of small RNAs in 1998 book “HIV and Molecular Immunity”. Recipients of numerous National and International Awards. Currently, working on a new miRNA-based vaccine for HIV and on the role of fragrances in the etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Research

His research mainly focus on HIV vaccinology and Biofuel by fermentation.