Joseph Boland

Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute

Mr. Joseph Boland has been working at the Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute for the past 5 years. During that time, Mr. Boland was tasked with the creation and operation of the Development and Sequencing Operations laboratory. This laboratory division was responsible for the introduction of next generation sequencing technologies into the Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory services. Since December of 2011, Mr. Boland has assumed the role of Director of Research & Development. His laboratory’s primary mission is the identification and evaluation of new sample extraction, genotyping and sequencing technologies for high throughput genomics. In addition, once a technology is identified for possible inclusion into the Laboratories service offerings, the R&D performs rigorous validation testing before transfer to the main production group within the Cancer Genomics Research Laboratory. Previously Mr. Boland was employed at GeneLogic for 14 years at which he served in various roles in R&D, Production and Quality Control. Joe received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and a Master’s degree in Bioscience Management George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.