We are delighted to welcome Dr. Frank Traganos as a FloCyte Associate! Frank teaches our DNA and Cell Cycle course. Franks is Professor of Experimental Pathology and Medicine at New YorkMedicalCollege, and Associate Director, Brander Cancer Research Institute.
He started working in the field of flow cytometry right out of college when he joined Dr. Myron Melamed at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute in NY in 1972. At the time, Dr. Melamed was working with Dr. Lou Kamentsky in the development of one of the first commercial flow cytometers. While working in the lab, he also received his Ph.D. from Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences in 1979. He completed a postdoc and was appointed an Assistant Member in 1984 and then Associate Member in 1988. In 1987, he, along with Dr. Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, founded and headed the Flow Cytometry Core Facility at Sloan Kettering Institute. In 1990, they moved to New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY to found the Cancer Research Institute where Frank was appointed to his current post, Professor of Medicine, Experimental Pathology and Immunology and Microbiology as well as Associate Director of the Institute. The vast majority of his research effort has been the study of cell proliferation and cell death using the tools of cytometry. Along the way, Dr. Traganos and Dr. Darzynkiewicz have developed many techniques currently used in the fields of cell proliferation and apoptosis; 5 of these have resulted in patents with several new ones pending. He has served as a Councilor (1998-2002) and Treasurer (2002-2006) of the International Society for Analytical Cytology (ISAC) and received the Distinguished Service Award from ISAC in 2011. Frank is the author of over 220 peer-reviewed papers and 24 book chapters, the vast majority of which involve the use of flow and/or laser scanning cytometry. Welcome Frank and thank you for your contributions to Flow Cytometry and to the flow community, and your service in teaching cytometrists with FloCyte! Frank can be reached at FRANK_TRAGANOS@NYMC.EDU .