Our Genomics Team

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keith crandall

Dr. Crandall is the Director of the Genomics Core and an active researcher and professor at The George Washington University, with an appointment at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Milken Institute School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the Computational Biology Institute.   

His areas of expertise are: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Phylogenetics, Infectious Disease, Crustacean Systematics, Molecular Evolution, HIV, Population Genetics, Bacterial Genomics, Conservation Genetics. 

Science & Engineering Hall, 7000D
(571) 553-0107


castle raley

As Lab Director, Castle is the point of contact for all inquiries and sequencing requests submitted to the Genomics Core.  He brings nearly 20 years of experience in high-throughput and next-generation sequencing accrued while working at Celera Genomics, The Institute for Genomic Research, The J. Craig Venter Institute, and most recently, the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research Sequencing Facility.

His areas of expertise include Sanger, Second Generation, and Single-Molecule Sequencing, Application Development, Project Management, Technology Transfer, Lab Automation, and Quality Management.

Science & Engineering Hall                                                            (202) 994-0910                                                      castleraley@gwu.edu


becca clement

Becca is a PhD student in the Computational Biology Institute and assists Castle in providing Core services. She is Illumina certified and has received extensive training on the services offered. Her research is focused on discovering evolutionary relationships in insects with a current project focusing on Australian termites.