My name is Dale Yuzuki, and I am currently a Global Market Development Manager for a life science instrumentation and reagents firm called Thermo Fisher Scientific Corporation (NYSE: TMO). I’m doing Scientific Affairs for the Genetic Systems Division, which many years ago used to be Applied Biosystems. This includes Sanger Capillary Electrophoresis sequencing, TaqMan Real-time PCR, Ion Torrent Next-Generation Sequencing, digital PCR (the QuantStudio 3D dPCR System), and Arcturus Laser Capture Microdissection.
I’m currently writing posts at a blog called Behind the Bench, and frequently interview customers at scientific conferences. You can find the videos on Behind the Bench or alternatively here’s a YouTube playlist from the recent Plant and Animal Genome XXIII conference in San Diego.
As far as my background – in brief: I’ve taught middle-school and high-school level biology and chemistry (M.Ed. from UCLA), worked as a cancer and immunology researcher from the Veteran’s Administration in San Francisco and the John Wayne Institute in Santa Monica (M.A. from SFSU), taught English overseas in Beijing China, answered 1-800-DNA-PREP calls for QIAGEN, supported product development and tactical marketing efforts at both QIAGEN and Illumina, sold whole-genome genotyping, expression, and next-generation sequencing instruments to the NIH and Hopkins, and currently am a field-based marketing professional for the Americas region for the Life Science Solutions Group for Thermo Fisher Scientific.