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Battelle Applied Genomics Today

Battelle Applied Genomics Today

Featured Expert: Dr. Trevor Petrel: Director of Advanced Technology Development

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The Battelle Applied Genomics team is pleased to welcome Dr. Trevor Petrel in his new position as Director of Advanced Technology Development. In this role, he will be focused on finding new applications for Battelle’s applied genomics technologies and identifying the most promising avenues for future research. 

Trevor has worked for Battelle since 2001, most recently serving as the Director of Internal Research and Development within the National Security business unit. His trans-disciplinary training and experience have positioned him to take on this lead technical role at Battelle, and particularly for the multifunctional Applied Genomics team. 

Much of Battelle’s work in genomics to date has been focused on forensic and criminal justice applications. Trevor sees continued work ahead to expand Battelle’s offerings in this area, but also plans to look for new opportunities beyond this limited, but well-defined market. In particular, he hopes to explore potential applications for human health and diagnostics. He also sees applications for environmental surveying and monitoring. 

Trevor brings more than two decades of combined laboratory and experimental design experience, including nearly 15 years supporting chemical and biological defense research. He has experience in leading-edge technical thrusts such as sensor development, biomaterials and surface chemistry, and is a subject matter expert in biomolecular formulation and drug delivery technologies. He has authored more than a dozen publications and abstracts, in addition to numerous presentations, patents and technical reports. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University.