I’m a genomics scientist in the UMGC Innovation Lab
at the University of Minnesota Genomics Center. We aim to improve the accuracy and expand the scope, scale, and resolution of genomic measurements. Current areas of focus are improving microbiome measurements, development of synthetic standards for NGS applications, tool development for functional genomics, and long read and single cell sequencing applications. Previously, I worked on the development of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assays in cell-free DNA and circulating tumor cells (CTCs) at Trovagene and Biocept in San Diego, California. My other research interests include microbiology, advanced genetic tools, and synthetic biology. Here you'll find more information about things I'm working on and a link to my blog on scientific topics and my various interests.
I hold a B.A. in Chemistry from St. Olaf College (Um Yah Yah!) and a M.Sc. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.
I can be contacted quite easily via e-mail at btauch [at] gmail dot com, or any of the fine social media at the bottom of the page.
Benjamin (Ben) Tiberius Auch
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