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Books by Michael Ransom / Michael E. Burczynski

The Ripper Gene (Forge, 2015)

by Michael Ransom

The urge to kill is inside us all...

FBI Agent Lucas Madden knows this better than anyone in the world. As a neuroscientist he discovered patterns in the DNA of the most notorious serial killers in history- Bundy, Gacy, Dahmer and many others. He ultimately joined the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, and is currently stationed in the New Orleans field office, close to his childhood home, where he hopes to heal broken family ties.

But when a new psychopath- the Snow White Killer- begins terrorizing the same stretch of the Gulf Coast where his mother was murdered some two decades ago, he'll be forced to confront his painful, tragic past. And his only chance to end the psychopath's reign of terror in the present may lead Madden to the terrifying discovery of just exactly what happened to his own mother all those years ago...

Animals and Imagined Monsters (Amsterdam Press, 2010)

by Michael E. Burczynski

"Animals and Imagined Monsters" represents a selection of poems conceived and written over the course of two decades. They reveal the author's relationship with the wild, and the fearsome, which has driven his creative energy. In the wild, he tells us, there are truths—about the world and ourselves. The animals and monsters we should fear are not just the forest-cloaked beasts that live out the daily tragedies of life in the wild, but those dark and fierce places in ourselves as well. Be they real, or imagined...

"As both a scientist and a writer, Michael possesses an ambassadorial relationship with the wild and the sub-surface which is evident in this collection of poems. He channels the wild's many voices and allows the fearsome to come dangerously close. If you read along with him he will take on the guise of a dignitary of the dark, from whom the curious will not shrink." - Sandra McPherson

Surrogate Tissue Analysis (Taylor and Francis, 2005)

by Michael E. Burczynski

One of the first textbooks ever published that describes the methodologies behind "Systems Biology", this text focuses on the application of genomics (RNA profiling), proteomics (protein profiling) and metabolomics (metabolite profiling) in so-called "surrogate tissues" such as blood, semen, and other bodily fluids which are easily acquired and analyzed for the purposes of medical research and forensic investigation. Ever-evolving improvements in these scientific technologies continue even today enabling pioneering new insights into human genetics, biology and pathophysiology. Surrogate Tissue Analysis serves as a great introduction to complex scientific methodologies and presents a codified overview of how the data derived from these approaches can be integrated and analyzed together to enhance our understanding of human biology, medicine and disease.

An Introduction to Toxicogenomics (CRC Press, 2003)

by Michael E. Burczynski

An Introduction to Toxicogenomics is intended to serve as a primary source of information for a wide audience, ranging from undergraduates to established scientists and clinicians in the field of toxicology. Since the advent of cDNA microarrays, oligonucleotide array technology, and gene chip analyses in the last decade, genomics has revolutionized the entire field of biomedical research. Toxicologists immediately recognized the impact that the new subdiscipline of toxicogenomics could have on the study of drug toxicity and rapidly embraced this technology as one of the bright potential futures of toxicological analysis. This textbook successfully consolidates the concepts underlying this new field and introduces them to the very population of scientists who will use toxicogenomic approaches in their upcoming research endeavors.

An Introduction to Toxicogenomics is considered a classic reference text in the field of toxicogenomics since its publication in 2003.