For those who are interested. I went through the film to gather the names, quotes from their research (this and next post) and then found their bios.
These are the scientists working on the 6" being from the Sirius film.
Scientist doing the DNA research for the film Sirius:
Gary P. Nolan, PhD of Stanford School of Medicine, Director of Stem Cell Biology
He says "My interest, frankly, is to disprove that it is anything unusual or paranormal. I would like to prove that this is human. I would like to
prove that this is just an interesting mutation, but obviously if you leave your mind open, or I should say if you leave your mind closed to
alternatives, you'll never see what those alternatives might actually be...If someone isn't willing to step forward and do it right, then you're going
to have it sitting out there forever, hanging in limbo, right? I mean, if you let other people and their opinions stop you from believing what you
know to be true, then all you're doing is stopping the possibility of progress." (49.33 - 50.24 in film)
Dr. Garry Nolan, Ph.D.
Undergraduate: Cornell University: B.S. Biology (specialization: Genetics): Research in Rhizobium Genetics.
Graduate: Stanford University: Ph.D. Genetics. Laboratory of Leonard and Leonore Herzenberg. CD8 cloning; heritability of transcription states and
FACS-Gal assay for in vivo measure of transcription.
Postdoctoral: MIT/Rockefeller University: Laboratory of David Baltimore. NF-kappa B, Bcl-3, BOSC23 transient retroviral producer system.
Specialties: Cloning/cDNA libraries, Flow Cytometry, Retroviral and Viral delivery systems, Transcription and Promoter Biology, HIV-1, Tat transporter
proteins, Novel Apoptosis proteins and intracellular signaling relating to apoptosis, oncogenes and anti-oncogenes, NF-kappa B, NFAT, single cell
measures of transcription, Carnivorous Plants, and making graduate students and postdocs feel guilty for not working nights and weekends.
Link To Nolan's Lab at Stanford Website
(This takes you to Member's page
where his bio is - go to the Home page from there for more information about this lab.)
Consultant on possible Skeletal Dysplasia / Mutations / Deformities
Ralph Lachman M.D
(presented a paper on his conclusions regarding the 6" being)
Author of: Taybi and Lachman's Radiology of Syndromes, Metabolic Disorders and Skeletal Dysplasias (now in its 5th Edition)
Through four popular editions, this unique text has been the only comprehensive reference to examine the clinical and radiologic manifestations of
all known congenital syndromes, metabolic disorders, and skeletal dysplasias. Short, concise descriptions of entities help you glean the most
information in the least time, and an alphabetical organization expedites access to the specific information you need for common and uncommon
Provides several illustrative examples of the evolution of a syndrome from infancy to adult life.
Presents genetic information on syndromes and disorders, while also covering a number of non-genetic entities.
Includes a section on Gamuts that helps you look up conditions based on individual traits.
Contains new and expanded coverage of CT, MRI, and ultrasonographic manifestations.
Includes more than 100 new skeletal dysplasias, covering everything from their frequency and clinical and radiological manifestations...to modes of
inheritance and differential diagnosis.
Offers an updated Brachydactyly section for the latest guidance in addressing these isolated disorders.
Features an expanded Chromosome disorders section that includes guidance on when to test for these conditions.
Review of this book in "Radiology" published by the Radiological Society of North America
Link to full Book Review
In the latest, now fifth edition, of Taybi and Lachman's Radiology of Syndromes, Metabolic Disorders and Skeletal Dysplasias, Dr Lachman has done
a masterful job with this exhaustive review of metabolic disorders, syndromes, and skeletal dysplasias. Although unbelievably wide in its scope,
“the book,” as it often is referred to, is succinct and yet thorough in its coverage of the multiple entities. Dr Lachman and the late Dr Taybi
are revered in the pediatric radiology community, and rightfully so. As one might expect, their current treatise is well written, with advanced
imaging and the most recent genetic discoveries.
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