DNA Sequencing Facility Personnel

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Joshua R. Hyman, Ph.D., Core Director
1320 Biotechnology Center
Phone: 608-890-1934/Email: jrhyman@wisc.edu

Background: Josh has been the director of the UWBC DNA Sequencing Facility since September, 2004.  He began his career as a mechanical engineer in the defense industry, but eventually followed his passion and returned to university to pursue a degree in plant breeding and genetics, receiving his PhD in Genetics from Penn State University. His graduate and postdoctoral work focused on tomato and carrot research.


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Jeremy Niece, Research Lead
Sanger Sequencing
2360 Biotechnology Center
Phone: 608-263-9882/ Email: jjniece@wisc.edu

Background: Jeremy has been a member of the DNA Sequencing Facility for 15+. He holds a bachelor's degree in Math from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Jeremy's specialty is troubleshooting Sanger Sequencing and Genescan data from our ABi 3730xl sequencers.



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Justin Koshalek
1262 Biotechnology Center
Email: jakoshalek@wisc.edu

Background: Justin began working at the Next-Gen Sequencing Facility in 2010. He is a graduate of Madison Area Technical College’s Biotechnology Technician Program and the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Molecular Biology.

James Speers
1264 Biotechnology Center
Email: jmspeers@wisc.edu

Background: James has been a member of the DNA Sequencing Facility since 2010, and specializes in 16S  metagenomic and amplicon sequencing.