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Battelle Public Health Team Expands Capabilities with New Hires

Please join us in welcoming our latest additions to the Battelle Health and Analytics team. Their research and clinical experience will help us to continue to expand our public health research programs and services. 

Shoshona Le began her career with Battelle as a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Scientist on 2/23/2015. Shoshona is on-site at the CDC in Atlanta and supports the Influenza Sequencing Activity team. Shoshona has over 12 years of experience performing complex molecular assays in research and clinical laboratories. Shoshona received her BS in Biology from the University of Colorado at Denver. Her expertise includes wet bench research at the Pharmacology Department at the VA in Denver and managing and participating in research in a human molecular genetics laboratory at Emory University focusing on Copy Number Variation in various diseases utilizing the Affymetrix, Agilent and Illumina HD platforms. Most recently, she designed, validated and implemented NGS for human clinical samples on the Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq at the Emory Genetics Laboratory under CLIA, CAP, HIPPA and OSHA guidelines. Shoshona is also an accomplished artist and her work has been shown in and around Atlanta. In between work, art and raising two teenagers, Shoshona is an amazing florist. 

Brian Lynch began his career with Battelle as a Next Generation Sequencing Scientist on 3/2/2015. Brian is on-site at the CDC in Atlanta and supports the Diagnostic Development Team in the Influenza Division. Brian graduated with a BS in Biochemistry from Boston College. He has over 13 years of laboratory experience. His expertise ranges from managing a DNA sequencing core at Georgia Tech; wet bench research in a human molecular genetics lab focusing on neurological disorders at Emory University; and most recently processing human clinical samples under CLIA, CAP, HIPAA, and OSHA guidelines for next generation sequencing utilizing both the Illumina and Ion Torrant platforms at the Emory Genetics Laboratory. In addition to being a science guy, Brian is an avid participant and past President of Ultimate Frisbee in Atlanta. When he’s not hammering the disc, Brian is also an accomplished apiarist.