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Genomics Core Director
Alexander graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. After obtaining his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Duke University Medical School he did his post-doctoral training in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Department of Genetics at Duke University with Joseph. R. Nevins. Following a series of faculty appointments at Duke, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School he returned home to Cleveland where he serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences and Director of the CWRU Genomics Core.
Genomics Core Laboratory Manager
Simone graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and moved directly to Washington, D.C. to obtain her Masters in Forensic Science (MFS) at The George Washington University. While working towards her MFS, she worked full-time as a laboratory assistant and supervisor at GeneDx, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. GeneDx specializes in genetic testing for rare hereditary disorders. In 2004 she moved back to her hometown of Cleveland and has been working as the Genomics Core Manager in the Genetics and Genome Science Department at Case Western Reserve University ever since.
Milena graduated in 2007 from Alverno College with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. While she was an undergraduate she worked as a Laboratory Assistant in the Olivier Lab at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After graduating she remained in the same lab and moved up to the Research Technologist position working on more complex experiments in a genetics lab. After the summer of 2011 she moved to Cleveland and began working at Case Western Reserve University in the Genomics Core Laboratory as a Research Assistant.
Tina is a graduate of Kent State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology. During her time as an undergraduate, she interned at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Shortly after the completion of her internship and the receipt of her B.S. in Biotechnology, she began working for Case Western Reserve University in the Genomics Core Laboratory as a Research Assistant.
Neil is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, receiving his B.S. in Computer Science in 1995. He has been working in the Information Technology field in several different capacities as well as teaching in his spare time. He was first introduced to bioinformatics in 2007 after accepting a job with the Adams Lab in the Genetics department at CWRU. Since that time he has transitioned into a support role in the Genomics Core handling the analysis and storage of the NGS data that is produced within the Core.