Problem Solver

Alex Silaghi

Areas Alex Silaghi is Knowledgeable in:

Highly virulent infectious disease (Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers, influenza, etc.) vaccine and therapy development; medical diagnosis and therapy; basic molecular biology and immunology research tools.

Techniques Alex Silaghi Uses:

Group discussion and brainstorming; research of available literature on topic; generation of possible hypotheses explaining problem and identifying feasible models/experiments/tests to test hypotheses;

Alex Silaghi's Problem Solving Skills:

  1. clinical interviewing skills
  2. bacterial culture
  3. polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  4. nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) analysis and manipulation
  5. eukaryotic tissue culture
  6. Bio-safety Level 4 (high containment) Laboratory usage
  7. flow cytometry
  8. basic bioinformatics
  9. protein analysis
  10. molecular cloning
  11. virus growth and manipulation
  12. general medical diagnosis skills
  13. scientific grant writing skills
  14. scientific paper writing skills
  15. critical thinking
  16. mouse and guine pig handling

Alex Silaghi's Problem Solving Experience:

  1. I identified molecular pathways activated by a vaccine against Marburg and Ebola virus, which could be possibly used in the future as targets of anti-viral research.
    I identified minimal virulence determinants in pandemic H1N1 influenza viruses isolated in 2009 in Mexico.
    I obtained a highly competitive Canadian Institutes of Health Research PhD Scholarship worth $130,000 over 3 years.