Joby Chesnick

Joby Chesnick

Dr. Joby Chesnick is a Senior Global Marketing Manager in Demand Generation at QIAGEN. She received her Ph.D. in Biology, with doctoral research specializing in unicellular algal symbioses at Texas A&M University. Afterwards, she was awarded an NSF Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Plant Biology and investigated organelle acquisition by primitive eukaryotes at the University of Washington in Seattle. In 2007, Joby additionally received her M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work experience spans 18 years in the biotech industry, and includes positions in bioinformatics support, technical support, intellectual property, product management, and sales prior to joining QIAGEN in January 2017.


New ideas abound at ACTC 2017: Mitochondria and metastasis, new prostate cancer CTC tools and more!

The 3rd ACTC Advances in Circulating Tumor Cells Conference was held in Rhodes, Greece October 4-7, 2017. This idyllic island setting off the coast of Turkey provided a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for discussing the latest advances in cancer and circulating tumor cell research. Talks were divided into 6 plenary lecture sessions consisting of: (1)… Read article →


ISEV 2017 Conference follow-up: EV-TRACK

The 6th Annual International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2017 conference earlier this spring in Toronto, CA, offered exosome and extracellular vesicle (EV) researchers new information and exciting ideas to explore. Standouts for this year’s meeting included an introduction to EV-TRACK, a new interactive database for standardizing EV protocols and an introductory plenary talk by… Read article →


Breaking the metastasis cycle: Is ROS-activated β-globin expression required for CTC survival?

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are chemical molecules containing a highly reactive oxygen molecule. These molecules are formed as by-products of cellular metabolism, but also serve intracellularly as signaling molecules. ROS examples include peroxides, superoxide, hydroxyl radical and singlet oxygen. When present within cells in significant amounts, ROS can be indicators of oxidative cellular stress, and… Read article →