Genomics Core Lab Manager
Caitlin holds a bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences with a concentration in Cytogenetics from the University of Connecticut as well as a master’s degree in Biomolecular Sciences from Central Connecticut State University. Prior to joining the OGI, Caitlin worked as a technologist in cytogenetic and molecular genetic laboratories, performing various diagnostic assays to aid in the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer and inherited diseases.
Caitlin joined the OGI in December 2016 as the manager of the Genomics Core lab, which performs next-generation sequencing, Sanger sequencing and comparative genomic array analyses to support OGI researchers and the OGI diagnostic service.
J. Alex Mazzone is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he obtained his B.S. in Health Science. While at Quinnipiac he worked with Dr. Alexandre DeLencastre in his research of Huntington’s disease and Alzheimer’s. Alex joined the OGI in 2015 where he uses his expertise in DNA isolation, Sanger sequencing, next-generation sequencing and microarray technologies to help OGI clinicians and researchers diagnose and understand the underlying genetic mechanisms of inherited eye disease.
Josh graduated from The University of Connecticut in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences and is ASCP-certified as a Technologist in Molecular Biology. Before joining the OGI he worked as a Clinical Molecular Technologist at Claritas Genomics performing orthogonal whole exome sequencing, automated Sanger sequencing, aCGH, and fragment analysis assays as part of the clinical laboratory team. He also previously worked at Baystate Health as a Molecular Technologist performing a range of qPCR-based diagnostic testing for the hospital system. Josh joined the OGI in May 2018 as a Senior Research Technologist in the Genomics Core.