Yvonne Reid, Ph.D.,
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.
Jason Cooper, M.S.,
Adjunct Professor, Community College of Allegheny County
Jason Cooper, M.S., is a Biology Professor (Adjunct) at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA and a Science Writer at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He has worked as a scientist, researcher, and supervisor at Roche Molecular Systems, Aptagen, Inc., as well as ATCC. Most recently, Mr. Cooper has been pivotal in the development and adoption of the consensus standard ASN-0003 for interspecies cell line identity, based on DNA barcoding. He is currently working on a new standard for species level identification and cross-contamination screening in animal cells by multiplex PCR.