Hitomi Asahara has a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology from SUNY at Albany and post-doctoral training at UC Berkeley with a research focus on enzymes involved in DNA repair and replication. She has been with the DNA sequencing facility since 2003 and has extensive experience in the operational management of technical facilities as well as a research lab.
Eileen Wagner has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from CU-Boulder and postdoctoral training at UC-Berkeley. She has studied RNA transcription and degradation and developmental gene networks, and has worked with bacteria, algae, worms, ascidians, and cultured human cells. She joined the facility in 2017.
Brian McCarthy has a B.A. degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Ecology from UC Santa Barbara and worked as a technician in the Chevron Environmental Chemistry Laboratory before joining the facility in 2002.
Julie Vargas has a B.S. in Biology from UCLA. She has worked on projects in psychiatric genetics, familial intrahepatic cholestasis, and muscular dystrophy.
Juan Carlos Diaz has a Ph.D. in Biosciences from Rice University. He has studied the resistance and adaptation to anticoagulants in commensal rodents in the USA.
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