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Luying (Amy) Pei

Luying (Amy) Pei

Senior Scientist at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)

Emeryville, California

- Highly motivated and experienced research scientist
- 10 years of experience in drug development targeting human diseases
- Accustomed to working in fast-paced and multidisciplinary environment
- Lead in designing, coordinating and executing both in vitro and in vivo studies for evaluating, characterizing and validating drug candidates in multiple projects
- Highly skilled in a wide range of lab techniques such as cell culture, transfections, nucleic acid and protein extractions, PCR, qPCR, ELISA, and Western blotting
- Proficient in multiple programming languages (Python, R, SQL and Java) and completed complex data science projects
- Skilled in high content imaging immunofluorescence assays for screening small molecule drugs
- Specialized in immunology techniques such as cell harvest and processing, immunostaining, flow cytometry analysis, ELISPOT, and cytokine analysis
- Possess knowledge and hands-on experience with flow cytometry and flow cytometric analysis using FACS Diva and FlowJo
- Other transferable skills include: interviewing and training new hires, writing and auditing reports for regulatory filing, inspecting lab safety, monitoring inventory and ordering reagents and supplies
- Positive attitude and dedication in research striving for success


  • Research Technician (Tekmira Pharmaceutical Corporation)
  • Research Associate II, In Vivo Pharmacology and Macro-Molecular Discovery (Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (formerly Tekmira Pharmaceuticals))
  • Research Assistant (The University of British Columbia)
  • Research Associate I, Infectious Diseases (Tekmira Pharmaceuticals)
  • Senior Scientist I, Lead Discovery (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR))
  • Scientific Associate II, Lead Discovery (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR))
  • Laboratory Assistant (ALS Laboratory Group)


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