Next Generation Technologist

Next Generation Sequencing, Marketing, and the Genomic Revolution


Taken during the summer of 2008

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.

Further information about me is here at LinkedIn and if you are interested in the goals of this blog, I’ve written that up as well.

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