Durham, NC, USA, November 23, 2016: earlier in March, Genohm announced the opening of its new US branch Genohm Inc. in Durham, NC. The goal of this move was to further penetrate the market in the US. Today, we present the new Team of Genohm Inc. driving our business there.

Nicholas Beckloff, PhD, is currently the Director of North American Operations at Genohm Inc. Nick has a long and interesting high-level career. He has a wide experience with LIMS systems from his previous job at Genologics, an Illumina Company. Prior to that he was a Genomics Core Laboratory Director at both Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University where he provided genomic-based services to both external and internal clients.

After obtaining his PhD in Computational Biology from UMDNJ -Newark, NJ, Nick started his career at Information Management Consultants in Reston, VA as a Contractor to develop analysis protocols, educational material and software. He then worked for Lockheed Martin as a Bioinformatics Analyst. Afterwards, he was at Los Alamos National Labs as a Post-Doctoral Scientist working in the B6 Genome Sciences division where he helped develop sample preparation and informatics protocols with NGS platforms.

Beyond that Nick is married and a happy father and owner of a chocolate lab named Captain. He trains in Brazilian ju jitsu, judo and enjoys fishing.

Marcia has worked in the technology arena for many years, including 25 years in the regulated pharmaceutical & clinical trials industries. She held multiple Director-level positions at PPD, an international CRO, in the web development, research & development, networks/security, and training departments. She was the technology project director on several major contracts with various divisions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including DAIDS, DMID, and SACCC. Prior to PPD, she was a systems developer at Lederle Laboratories and a programmer with Nielsen Television Research.

Marcia holds an M.A. in Economics from the College of Business at the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is in economics from Eckerd College where she served as an adjunct professor upon completion of her graduate work. She has extensive background in technology implementation, project management, federal technology compliance, training, process improvement, QA and policy development.

Harsh received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Bombay in 2012. Afterwards, he worked in the Pathology laboratory at Prince Aly Khan Hospital, adopting several roles spanning from a cytotechnician to a hematologist. In 2013 he moved to BioMerieux where he worked as a field application specialist to improve sales and support (scientific and IT) for microbial identification systems and software.

Post BioMerieux, in 2014 Harsh went on to pursue his masters of Microbial Biotechnology, specializing in immunology, metabolic regulation and genetics. He worked with a number of local companies, including Novozymes, Metabolon, Quintiles IMS, HDH Pharma and WolfMed where he worked to solve key business issues. After earning his Master’s degree, he went to work for Genohm Inc.

Apart from academics and work, Harsh enjoys writing, sports and motorcycles. He also follows emerging biotechnology trends, especially NGS and its role in the emerging precision healthcare market.

Welcome on board guys from the teams in Lausanne and Durham!!!