Longina Akhtar, M.S.

Biographical Summary

Longina Akhtar, M.S., with LNG since 1983, manages the front-end of multiple collaborations requiring establishment of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC’s), preparation of DNA and/or lymphoblastoid cell lines. She performs or supervises all the primary cell culture, DNA extractions from cells and blood, and cell storage – including off-site backup. She assists in genotyping and the construction of DNA panels for linkage studies. Her position is broad in scope and responsibility in that she is the direct and frequent point of interaction with many collaborating investigators.