Research Assistant II
Genetics and Genome Sciences
B.S. Physics, University of Maryland (2002)
M.S. Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University (2004)
M.S. Medical Laboratory Sciences, Quinnipiac University (2011)
Jeffrey Kron is a Research Assistant II in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, where he works under the direction of Dr. Justin Cotney. Prior to becoming a molecular biologist, Jeffrey worked as an analyst for the National Ground Intelligence Center (an arm of the Department of Defense), where he used his degree in Meteorology to study atmospheric dispersion of weapons of mass destruction. Upon switching career paths, Jeffrey began work in May of 2011 at The Rothberg Institute in Guilford, CT; The Rothberg Institute is a non-profit devoted to finding a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, a disease which occurs in roughly 1:6,000 live births and affects many different body systems. Jeffrey managed the lab and trained several individuals while primarily focusing on exome and transcriptome sequencing using the Ion Torrent sequencing platform. Since joining Dr. Cotney’s lab at Uconn Health in September of 2015, his primary focus has been on experiments involving chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by next-generation sequencing on the Illumina platform (ChIP-Seq) investigating histone marks across the genome, DNA library construction and quality control. In addition, he also manages mouse colonies. Other responsibilities include training students, cell culture and tissue collection, and serving as Dr. Cotney’s lab manager, making sure consumables are always stocked and ordering materials as needed by his fellow lab mates.
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