Paul Lythgo is Head of Laboratory Operations (LabOps) at the GSC. The primary mandate of the LabOps team is to ensure the continued functioning of the wet and dry labs throughout the centre. This encompasses a wide variety of tasks, but most of the team’s time is devoted to facilities, space planning, equipment and safety. Paul’s current role involves managing the team’s daily activities, and engaging with GSC personnel in new and ongoing projects and process development. Previously, he worked as a research assistant in the Biochemistry Department at UBC, where he investigated the detrimental effects of HIV protease inhibitors on the human immune system. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science (Genetics) from UBC, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. He has been with the GSC since October 2010.