Tristan Carland is a senior bioinformaticist in research and development with Q2 Solutions, a leading global clinical trial laboratory services organization. His duties include the design and implementation of bioinformatic solutions for new genomic assays as well as more routine processing of samples with established 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.