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2020 Gold Medal Award

AWARD CITATION

The group is recognized for developing five human genome reference materials (RMs), associated reference data, and best practices to assess DNA sequencing accuracy, along with establishing the Genome in a Bottle Consortium for stakeholder input. The RMs are the world’s most highly characterized DNA materials, with over 2.5 billion measured DNA bases. These metrology tools have greatly accelerated biosciences and biotechnology R&D to translation, such as clinical diagnostics via state-of-the-art DNA sequencing and personalize treatment of intractable medical conditions such as cancer.

GROUP AWARD

Justin Zook

Biomedical Engineer
Material Measurement Laboratory

Nathanael Olson

Biologist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Justin Wagner

Computer Scientist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Jennifer McDaniel

Biological Science Technician
Material Measurement Laboratory

Lindsay Harris

Biological Science Technician
Material Measurement Laboratory

Daniel Samarov

Mathematical Statistician
Information Technology Laboratory

Hariharan Iyer

Mathematical Statistician
Information Technology Laboratory

Peter Vallone

Supervisory Research Chemist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Megan Cleveland

Biologist
Material Measurement Laboratory