Marco Riojas, Ph.D.,
Scientist, ATCC/BEI Resources
Dr. Riojas has been with ATCC/BEI Resources for over 10 years. He has a Ph.D. in Biodefense, and his primary research interests include biodefense, bacterial systematics, phylogenomics, and genomic identification of species.
Andrew Frank, MS,
Andrew Frank is a bioinformatician and key member leading ATCC’s Enhanced Authentication Initiative. He is responsible for sequencing and assembling whole bacterial genomes. In addition, Mr. Frank worked to design and implement the next-generation sequencing data management systems currently used by the ATCC Sequencing and Bioinformatics Center. Prior to joining ATCC, Mr. Frank received his master’s degree from the University of Connecticut, where his graduate research centered on detecting signatures of hybridization in eukaryotic genomes by using next-generation sequencing approaches and novel phylogenetic approaches.