The Wittwer Lab will be closing June 30th, 2020 due to retirement. Many of our lab members will be looking for future positions and we encourage anyone interested to contact them directly via email.
An Introduction to the Lab
The Wittwer DNA Lab is comprised of individuals with expertise in molecular diagnostics, mechanical engineering, mathematics and software development. With the guidance of Dr. Carl Wittwer
(Principal Investigator) and Dr. Bob Palais
(UVU Mathematics Faculty), these areas of expertise allow the lab to successfully develop technologies for simpler and faster DNA analysis. A detailed lab profile was published in Biotechniques (November, 2008)
High resolution melting, assay development, and real-time PCR are the focus of the lab's molecular diagnostics research. Members with an expertise in molecular diagnostics include Luming Zhou (Academic Inventor), Rob Pryor (Research Scientist), and Kimberly Brown (Research and Database Analyst).
A small group of engineers with a focus in mechanical engineering, optics, thermal cycling, and biochemistry with the goal of advancing medical instrumentation include Jim Trauba (Engineer) and Nick Rejali (Bioengineer).
Software and Mathematics
Our software/math group is dedicated to providing our lab's expertise in publicly accessible software:
Bob Palais (UVU Faculty)
Adam Millington (Biostatistician)
Zachary Dwight (Web Systems Manager)
Read about our past software development methods...