Alison Brown's Work Experience
Partners Personalized Medicine
Partners Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine
2008 to 2014
Harvard Partners Center for Genomics and Genetics
2004 to 2008
Brigham and Women's Hospital
2001 to 2004
Channing Laboratory, Boston MA
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford
Deputy Head of Genotyping
September 1997 to January 2001
Oxford University Smithkline Beecham Centre for Applied Neuropsychobiology
1990 to 1995
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Alison Brown works for Oxford University Smithkline Beecham Centre for Applied Neuropsychobiology
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About Alison Brown
Research Specialist @ Partners Biobank Partners Healthcare Biobank Laboratory Manager. Within this role I am responsible for oversight of the central sample processing and repository of the Biobank. My main tasks include management and streamlining of automated DNA and RNA extraction and storage, sample plating for further analysis in the Translational Genomics Core, Cell line maintenance and transformations. The Biobank was formed from a sample processing lab which has functioned with little technical oversight, I was asked to support the lab in this respect and we have been working together to improve and document processes through SOP and through the implementation of a commercial LIMs. Cambridge, MAResearch Specialist @ Partners Personalized Medicine 2014-currentPartners HealthCare Personalized Medicine, Translational Genomics Core Senior Research Laboratory Manager.I continue to manage and improve the Translational Genomics Core Facility. We now use Good Laboratory Practice for all services, with the aim of better supporting our sister CLIA laboratory (Laboratory for Molecular Medicine) for Sanger sequencing and Next-generation Sequencing. I am looking to increase our throughput of Next Generation Library Construction by evaluation and purchase of dedicated liquid handling system which will have the effect of increasing the quality and quantity of libraries generated for our customers. I have also ensured that cross-plaform training is carried out to ensure continuing coverage of all services. Cambridge, MAResearch Specialist @ Partners Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, SNP Genotyping, Gene Expression and Sequencing Core Laboratory Manager. My role expanded to cover a larger portion of the services offered at the Center, with our main focus being on Next-Generation library construction and Sequence detection services using Illumina GaIIx, Hiseq2000, Hiseq2500 and MiSeq personal sequencers. Again working with the IT department, we added LIMs functionality for NGS library construction and Sequence detection. From 2008 to 2014 (6 years) Cambridge, MAResearch Specialist @ Harvard Partners Center for Genomics and Genetics Laboratory Manager at the Harvard-Partners HealthCare Center for Genomics and Genetics, SNP Genotyping Core. In this time period I was primarily tasked with the launch of a fee-for-service SNP genotyping service for custom panels of SNP markers using the Sequenom MassARRAY system, Illumina iScan platform and custom microsatellite marker panels to investigators primarily from Partners HealthCare and Harvard Medical School. I was also involved in the launch of the Mutation Mapping and Development Analysis Project (MMDAP) in collaboration with Drs David Beier and Jennifer Moran (BWH, Harvard Medical School) as a service to investigators interested in mapping Murine monogenic mutations, modifier loci, quantitative trait loci and loss-of-heterozygosity loci as well as investigating strain contamination and congenic strain generation. As our services matured, my focus shifted to process streamlining and cost reduction through collaboration with the IT department to design and implement a LIMs and other software tools for sample handling and data QC. From 2004 to 2008 (4 years) Cambridge, MAResearch Associate @ Brigham and Women's Hospital Technical Director at the Channing Laboratory, Respiratory Epidemiology Genetics Lab. I was recruited to this position to set up up a high throughput genotyping lab, focusing on SNP genotyping using Sequenom MassARRAY and Taqman 7900HT platforms, as well as microsatelite analysis using on an ABI3100 platform. I continued to improve the lab by increasing throughput and reducing costs by implementation of automated liquid handlers such as Tomtec, Beckman Coulter Biomek FX and Multimek. From 2001 to 2004 (3 years) Channing Laboratory, Boston MADeputy Head of Genotyping @ Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford Lab Manager for a Core facility within the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, involved in upkeep, training, and usage of equipment such as Thermal cyclers, Liquid handlers, ABI 377 gel electrophoresis, Megabase and ABi 3700's. From September 1997 to January 2001 (3 years 5 months) Laboratory Technician @ Oxford University Smithkline Beecham Centre for Applied Neuropsychobiology From 1990 to 1995 (5 years)
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Ranked #155 out of 3,104 for Laboratory Technician in Massachusetts
Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)
4 year(s), 3 month(s)
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