Brian Brunelle, Ph.D.

Brian has 20+ years of molecular biology research experience and joined the Arbor team in 2017 to provide support for customized targeted NGS applications. Previously, Brian spent nearly a decade leading a research project as a scientist with the USDA on how antibiotics affect the virulence of multidrug-resistant Salmonella. Brian’s education includes: post-doctoral research focused on studying genetic factors in cattle associated with resistance and susceptibility to bovine spongiform encephalitis at the National Animal Disease Center; a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley for investigating the phylogenetic and evolutionary relationships among strains of the human bacterial pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis; and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In his spare time, Brian enjoys cooking, going for walks with his dog, and bad puns.