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Cofactor Genomics

Cofactor provides a customized design and analysis approach to next-gen sequencing that produces meaningful results for your research.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

Cofactor is not a sequencing company. Cofactor is a client focused CRO that uses its multiple sequencing platforms and in-house bioinformaticians to execute experimental design. We work with some of the largest life-science, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and biofuels companies in the world. Cofactor has completed more than 3,000 projects to date and has provided unparalleled products, services, and solutions.


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    Jarret Glasscock, PhD

    Dr. Glasscock has spent the last 15 years bridging Molecular Genetics, Computer Science, and Sequencing technologies to provide insight to
    molecular systems. More than a decade was spent at Washington University's Genome Sequencing Center. In 2008 Dr. Glasscock left his faculty position in the department of genetics and part of the Genome Center's Technology Development Group to found Cofactor Genomics.

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    Jon Armstrong, MS

    Jon Armstrong was a staff scientist from 2000-2009 in the Technology Development Lab at The Genome Institute at Washington University. Mr. Armstrong was instrumental in the design of molecular tools for the characterization of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in organisms such as S. aureus, uropathogenic E. coli and diseases like acute myeloid leukemia. Mr. Armstrong joined Cofactor Genomics in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer.

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    Sara Ahmed, PhD
    Director of Sequencing

    Dr. Ahmed joined Cofactor Genomics in April of 2011 after completing her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Northwestern University. Dr. Ahmed's PhD work focused on gaining a better understanding of the role of DNA sequence in the three dimensional organization of genes within the nucleus. She has expertise in library construction and multiple sequencing platforms across the wide spectrum of sequencing applications offered at Cofactor.

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    David Messina, PhD
    Director of Analysis

    Dr. David Messina has spent the last 16 years working in computational biology and genetics. He joined the Washington University Department of Genetics and contributed to the Human Genome Project while earning a Masters degree in genetics. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Stockholm at the Science for Life Laboratory. Upon completing his doctoral research in metagenomics and biological data exchange systems, Dr. Messina joined Cofactor Genomics in