Visiting Scientist, Dr. Patrick Chain
Dr. Patrick Chain, Bioinformatics/Metagenomics Team Leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), joined us for a week.
During Dr. Chain's visit to our REU he spent time every day trying to bring us up to speed on developments in DNA sequencing, such as where the technology has been, where it is now, and where it might be going! What a challenge! That's a big topic... Every day, Dr. Chain briefed us on different aspects of his work, from the development of analytical tools, to taxonomy. What a treat to get this kind of information from one of the leaders in the field.
Dr. Chain also took time every day to meet with participants and mentors, to hear what everyone was working on, and to offer some insights based on his background.
Thank you, Dr. Chain. We look forward to seeing you next year.