Diana Corao-Uribe, MD
Dr. Corao-Uribe is the founder of the Nemours Biobank and the current director of the Nemours Biobank and Molecular Analysis program (BMAP). She completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a pediatric fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has been at Nemours since 2008 and during her tenure she has grown the BMAP into an enterprisewide, state-of-the-art facility that houses more than 13,000 specimens and supports the needs of the research community.
Jennifer Holbrook, BS
Jennifer Holbrook is the program manager for the Nemours Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP). She has been with Nemours since 1998. Jenn provides leadership, management and direction to the program, and is responsible for the daily operations of BMAP enterprisewide. She works with administrative leadership in developing strategic plans and budgets for the program, as well as implementing and improving operational practices and procedures, including our CAP accreditation.
Deepti Anand, PhD
Deepti Anand, PhD, is a research scientist at Nemours Children’s in the Delaware Valley. Dr. Anand joined Nemours in August 2022 to serve as a technical advisor, guide and develop clinician and investigator-led, patient-centered research projects and provide technical support for expanding the services offered by the Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program.
Before joining Nemours, Dr. Anand spearheaded several research projects, managed national and international collaborations, and published in leading journals during her research tenure at the University of Delaware. She received several awards and a prestigious career-starter grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation.
Robert Benjamin (Ben) Isett, MB
Ben Isett is lab manager for the Nemours Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP). Ben earned his BS in Biology from Ursinus College, his master’s in biotechnology from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and has over 25 years of experience supporting cutting-edge transcriptomics and genomics applications in a core laboratory setting.
Deborah Stabley, BS
Senior Research Associate
Deborah (Deb) Stabley is a senior research associate who has been with Nemours as part of the Biomedical Research Department since 1995. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bucknell University and has multiple peer-reviewed publications. Deb has extensive experience performing molecular biology techniques and is responsible for providing core services as well as custom research projects.
Raymond George, MS
Clinical Research Associate
Raymond George is a clinical research associate in the Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP). He completed his BS and MS in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Delaware. Raymond is a member of our genomics team responsible for performing various molecular biology techniques including DNA/RNA extraction, library preparation and next generation sequencing (NGS). He also supports Nemours Biobank functions by processing clinical trial and patient specimen samples.
Paige Blanco, BA
Paige Blanco is the program coordinator for the Nemours Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP) and has worked at Nemours since 2014. Paige is responsible for supporting the program manager and director in QA/QC procedures, regulatory IRB tasks, and participating in the planning of clinical research projects with investigators and research coordinators. She completed her undergraduate degree from West Chester University and is currently working toward her Master of Business Administration at Wilmington University.
Lee Hirata, BS
Senior Clinical Research Technologist
Lee is a Senior Clinical Research Technologist with the Pediatric Genomics Laboratory — now a part of the Nemours Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP). Lee earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Tech and has extensive experience in molecular biology. Her focus in the department is to offer researchers services in Next Generation Sequencing.
Ian Kang, BS
Clinical Research Technologist
Ian Kang is a clinical research technologist for the Nemours Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP). Ian is responsible for processing specimens and clinical trials for the various studies participating with the Biobank. He recently graduated from University of Delaware with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.
Dhwani Shah, MS
Clinical Research Coordinator
Dhwani Shah is the clinical research coordinator for the Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP) and is also clinical research coordinator for the Clinical Research Core Department. Dhwani is responsible for recruiting the patients for the clinical trials in the Biobank. She completed both her bachelor’s and master’s in pharmacy in clinical research from India.
Keeana Bacchus, BS
Research Assistant I
Keeana Bacchus has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is currently a research assistant for Nemours Children’s Biobank, primarily focused on The American Lung Association [ALA] Lung Health Cohort, where she coordinates specimen acquisition with sites and follows specimen specific protocol for storage within the Biobank. She also manages the ALA-ACRC, the Biospecimen Inventory System (BSI), to ensure specimens are corresponding to the Biobank’s freezer locations.
Ander Sanjuan, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator — Orlando
Ander Sanjuan is a clinical research coordinator for Nemours Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP) in Orlando. In his role, Ander is responsible for patient screening, enrollment and specimen collection/shipping for the BMAP for Orlando. He completed His Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Central Florida.
Gwen Ovalle, BS
Clinical Research Assistant — Jacksonville
Gwen Ovalle is the clinical research assistant and Nemours Biobank and Molecular Analysis Program (BMAP) contact local to Jacksonville. Gwen's responsibilities include managing patient consents, sample acquisitions and shipments, and coordinating contact between researchers and program managers. Gwen has graduated from Florida State University with her BS in Environmental Science and Policy and is working towards a second BS from Florida State College at Jacksonville in Biomedical Sciences.