As part of GSSC's sequencing team, Nick helps cluster samples from customers and runs them on the sequencing instruments. Nick joined the Sequencing Group in 2009. Prior to joining, he worked in labs in UCSF and UCSC. Nick has a Microbiology degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Hassan Chaib, Ph.D.
Director of Laboratory Operations, SCGPM and GSSC
Hassan has a Ph.D. in Human Genetics. He used early cutting edge technologies of the human genome to identify the first genes causing hereditary hearing loss. During postdoctoral and junior faculty positions at the University Michigan, he pioneered microarray technologies in the prostate cancer field and the identification of genes involved in kidney disease. In 2011, he joined the Genetics Department at Stanford University, focusing on next generation sequencing technologies and stem cell therapy of muscular dystrophy. He led several projects between Stanford and the major sequencing companies Illumina and Complete Genomics. He is currently the Director of Lab Operations for SCGPM and the GSSC and Director of Stem Cell Genomics at the CIRM CESCG. Hassan is a co-author of 30 manuscripts.
As a Life Science Research Professional at SCGPM, Eric heads the library preparation services offered by the GSSC, and manages the library preparation and sequencing requests of the CIRM-initiated Center of Excellence in Stem Cell Genomics (CESCG). Prior to joining SCGPM, Eric worked at SeqMatic (Illumina Propel Certified Service Provider). He has a BS in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCLA.
Brooke received her BS and MS in Animal Science from the University of Delaware with a focus in animal genetics. For her graduate work, she studied the chicken transcriptome in Dr. Carl Schmidt's lab. Brooke's Master's thesis utilized RNA-Seq to investigate differences in gene expression between organ systems in the chicken in order to identify key genes involved in tissue identity. As a Life Science Research Professional at GSSC, Brooke assists with library preparation and sequencing runs.
Lucia holds a BS in Biology and certification in Bioinformatics. She has been working in genetics and molecular biology at Stanford University for more than 20 years. Her early years were in basic research followed by 7 years at the Stanford Human Genome Center, all under the direction of Dr. Rick Myers. She has been working for nearly 8 years at The Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine under Dr. Michael Snyder. Lucia is the head coordinator of the sequencing core for SCGPM and Lab Safety Coordinator for Porter Drive. She has served as a technical designer and advisor for the techniques used in the all of our sequencing projects, establishing the sequencing pipeline by implementing a targeting strategy to obtain the maximum output of data and quality control checkpoints in order to monitor and ensure the pipeline’s quality from beginning to end. Her many years of professional experience have made her career a rewarding experience.