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Tom Chen, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & CSOUniversal Sequencing Technology

Tom Chen, Cofounder and CSO of Universal Sequencing Technology (UST) Corporation, has over 20 years of R&D experience on next generation sequencing platforms and applications, invented and developed 454 paired end sequencing, SOLiD and Ion Torrent mate paired sequencing, Ion Shear DNA fragmentation, Ion Torrent bi-directional sequencing, isothermal clonal amplification, and UST TELL-Seq linked read library technology. Prior to co-founding UST, Tom was Principal Scientist and Senior Manager at Life Technologies/Thermo Fisher, Staff Scientist at 454/Roche, and Postdoctoral Scientist at Schering-Plough. Tom received his PhD in Biology from McGill University and MSc & BSc in Molecular Biology from Nankai University.