Dr. Olga Volpert is a renowned scientist and associate professor with over 20 years as a principal investigator in leading academic institutions (Northwestern University, MD Anderson Cancer Center). She has over 90 publications in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Nature Medicine and Nature Communications. Dr. Volpert’s principal areas of expertise are the development of assays, including immunoassays such as ELISA and Luminex, and the biology of extracellular vesicles (EV) — membrane-enclosed spheres that are secreted by neurons. She has experience directing PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants. At NeuroDex, Dr. Volpert supervises assay development internally and as a part of external collaborations. She is responsible for the development and validation of Lumin-EV, a proprietary immunoassay for the rapid and convenient assessment of EV surface proteins. She is currently developing diverse applications of this technology, using EVs to detect synaptic dysfunction, synucleinopathies and other molecular aberrations typical of neurodegeneration.
Blood Test for Stratifying People with Parkinson’s Disease based on Extracellular Vesicles Derived from Neurons