Director of Bioinformatics
Nicholas has a strong analytical background and understanding of next-generation sequencing (NGS) alignment and mutation algorithms. He finished his Master’s degree in Biostatistics with a concentration in Theory and Methods from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. While at Columbia, he quickly rose from Data Analyst to Senior Bioinformatician at the Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine.
Nicholas served as the primary bioinformatician and biostatistician in the development and validation of multiple NGS clinical tests, including: Cancer Whole Exome Sequencing, Targeted Cancer Panels, Whole Exome Sequencing Analysis, and Targeted Genetics Panels.
Nicholas believes in a systematic yet flexible analysis of NGS data to provide first-in-class results using the latest clinical references and bioinformatic practices. The ability to quickly process complex NGS data sets into meaningful annotated results while maintaining first-in-class data quality, specificity, and sensitivity is central to Nicholas’ approach.