Stanford Genomics Staff
Life Science Research Professional II
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.
Yana Ryan, M.S.
Yana received her BS (Oakland University) and MS (Bowling Green State University) in Molecular Biology. For her graduate thesis, she studied metabolic regulation of photosynthetic bacterium stains using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) by assessing their cytoplasmic membrane differentiation. She then applied her TEM expertise in ultramicroscopic diagnostics in CAP-certified Clinical Pathology Electron Microscopy Facility at the University of Toledo Medical Center. Next, she continued her work in a pre-clinical lab at the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases (University of Notre Dame) testing therapeutics against recombinant malarial proteins and tracking plasmodium parasite invasion at the blood stage, as well as applying novel therapeutics in a murine model of a rare childhood lysosomal storage disorder, NPC. She later joined the Newborn Screening Program, a CLIA-certified public health lab for the State of North Carolina, screening newborns for inborn errors of metabolism and other disorders where she developed expertise in ARMS-PCR (screening galactosemia), Real Time-qPCR (screening SCID) and Next Generation Sequencing (screening Cystic Fibrosis).
As a staff scientist at GSSC, Yana assists researchers with both NGS library preparations as well as Next Generation Sequencing.
As a Staff Scientist at the Genome Sequencing Service Center (GSSC), Samira's primary duties are to assist clients in quality control, library preparation, and sequencing. Samira graduated with a BS in neuroscience at the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a focus in bioinformatic and programming techniques. Her main interests lie within the field of pharmacogenetics and Next-Gen Sequencing.