Inter-laboratory validation of mouse STR markers


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and ATCC® have partnered in an effort to standardize mouse cell line authentication. This webinar will present an overview of the technology requirements, methodology, and reporting the results of the consortium efforts. In addition, an overview of the NIST CRADA was presented.

Mouse Cell Line Authentication Consortium


Yvonne A. Reid, Ph.D.

Yvonne Reid, Ph.D.,
Consultant, Scientist

Yvonne A. Reid, Ph.D., is a Consultant and former employee at ATCC. Dr. Reid has been at the forefront of developing and standardizing methods to characterize cell lines by enzymology, karyotyping, and more recently DNA profiling, and to propagate, cryopreserve, and track validated batches of thousands of animal cell lines and strains. These validation protocols have been adopted by cell banks around the world. In addition, Dr. Reid has been heavily involved in developing guidelines for authenticating cell lines and cell types.

Honeyeh Zube

Honeyeh Zube,

Honeyeh Zube is the Cooperative Research Agreement and Development Agreement (CRADA) and License Officer in TPO. She is responsible for working with NIST's operating units and external organizations to negotiate and draft CRADAs, patent licenses, and other technology transfer agreements.

Honeyeh is a licensed patent attorney, and holds a Juris Doctor, a Certificate in Intellectual Property with a Patent Law Specialty from DePaul University College of Law, and a Master of Science in Biotechnology, from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor Degree in Biology from the University of Chicago.

Jamie Almeida

Jamie Almeida, M.S.,
Research Biologist, NIST

Jamie Almeida is a Research Biologist at NIST in the Bioassay Methods Group, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division. Her work focuses on developing multiplex PCR assays based on short tandem repeat (STR) markers for cell line authentication. Working with Kenneth Cole, she has developed cell line authentication assays for African green monkey, mouse, and CHO cell lines. Jamie received a Master of Science in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Arizona State University.