DNA Sequencing Facility Personnel


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.


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.


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.  

Next Gen Sequencing Staff