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Tristan M Carland
Ph.D., M.S.

Tristan Carland is a manager of business systems in the genomics group at Q Squared Solutions of IQVIA, a leading global clinical trial laboratory services organization. His duties include the management of several business analysts and software product owners, as well as contributing to the design and implementation of process and software systems supporting the genomics group, ranging from bioinformatic solutions for new genomic assays to compliance related quality management. Before this he was a senior bioinformaticist with the same group managing individual tools and the scientific research and development of new genomic assays.

Previously, Carland was a software engineer with Illumina, the leading producer of DNA/RNA sequencing instruments, a researcher with The Scripps Research Institute and the J. Craig Venter Institute, and a graduate researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. He is also a trained educator in inquiry based learning methods, invited lecturer for graduate and undergraduate bioinformatics courses, and previously awarded teaching assistant by student poll.

Carland completed his Ph.D. and received a master's in marine biology from UC San Diego after double majoring in marine biology and computer science at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.