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2020 William P. Slichter Award


Ms. Almeida is recognized for her leadership in working with industry to establish a consortium that ensured the accuracy of a DNA method to identify mouse cell lines. Mouse cell lines are commonly used to produce large amounts of biological drugs and for basic research. The method was shown to be rapid and reliable to identify the mouse cell lines, ensuring that they are not contaminated or misidentified.  The multi-laboratory consortium tested 50 commonly used mouse cell lines and established consensus data deposited in the NCBI BioSample database that is publicly accessible to companies and academic laboratories to ensure the identity of their cell lines and retain quality and safety of their products and research.


Jamie Almeida

Biological Science Technician
Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division