My name is Dale Yuzuki, and thank you for visiting this blog.
I am an experienced key-account, product development, marketing and sales professional with expertise in sequencing, genotyping, gene expression, methylation and epigenomics, and have developed products and marketing materials for the clinical next-generation sequencing market.
My subject-matter expertise is in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), targeted selection for NGS, whole-genome genotyping, whole-genome expression, microRNA, methylation profiling, and digital PCR.
Recently I’ve started advising early-stage companies; one of them, Heligenics Inc, looks at the function of variants in either promoter regions or in coding regions, and has a high-throughput reporter assay platform.
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 for several years was a field-based marketing professional for the Americas region for the Life Science Solutions Group for Thermo Fisher Scientific. You can find many of the interviews I did for Thermo Fisher Scientific here on YouTube, and a link to the Behind the Bench blog posts can be accessed here.
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