Library Tech D

Library Tech D is a group of talented molecular biologists and technologists who evaluate, optimize, develop, and validate new methodologies and applications for GSC’s next generation sequencing platform. The team has contributed to the success of many large genomics projects, for example, The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium (MAGIC), and Personalized Onco-genomics of BC Cancer. The current focus of his group is developing methods to sequence genome and transcriptome from more challenging and low input materials such as circulating DNA (ctDNA), FFPET (Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded tissue) and single cells, as well as protocols for clinically accredited sequencing. The group is also interested in developing custom solutions via collaboration to support projects in biological research including cancer.  




Mahsa Amirabbasi

Projects Manager

Simon Haile Merhu

Staff Scientist

Heather Kirk

Genome Sciences Technologist

Helen McDonald

Research Assistant

Dr. Anastasia McKinlay

Visiting Scientist

Pawan Pandoh

Assistant Production Coordinator

Stephen Pleasance

Process Development Coordinator

Duane Smailus

Process Development Coordinator
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