Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory Team Members Recognized at AMP Annual Meeting

Joe Blommel

Congratulations to Joseph (Joe) Blommel, Clinical Genome Sequencing Laboratory (CGSL) Development Technologist, for receiving the 2017 Technologist Poster Award at the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Annual Meeting held November 16–18 in Salt Lake City.

Blommel was one of three award recipients recognized by AMP for the best abstracts submitted by technologists who are AMP members. Blommel’s poster was titled "Clinical Impact of Characterizing Genomic Alterations Using Whole-Genome Mate-Pair Sequencing."

Below are the CGSL staff members who prepared posters for the AMP annual meeting:

Michelle Dina, MB(ASCP), Development Technologist
Poster title: "Creation of a Custom Indexing Strategy and Cross-Reactivity Testing in a Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing Core Laboratory"

Susan Henke, Education Specialist
Poster title: "An NGS Library Preparation Training Module Facilitating Rapid Orientation and Productivity of New Employees in a Clinical NGS Core Laboratory"

Lisa M. Peterson, Development Technologist Coordinator
Poster title: "Repository of Quality Control and Metrics: A Web-Browser Based Application for Review and Approval of Clinical NGS Quality Metrics"

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April Josselyn

April Josselyn is a Marketing Associate at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She is the editor of Mayo Clinic PathWays and supports corporate communications strategies and internal communications. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.