Obadele Casel (Associate Scientist II) has a background in molecular biology, microbiology and bioinformatics. His work at NYGC’s CGND is focused on using spatial transcriptomics technology to analyze histological sections from patients to study neurological disease. He received his BS in Biology from Frostburg State University, where he volunteered at multiple labs on campus and helped tutor students. After graduating, he worked for MRIGlobal in their sample analysis biodefense program, where he helped to process and analyze environmental samples for the presence of biological threat agents and assisted with COVID-19 testing. During this time, he received his MS in Bioinformatics from the University of Maryland. He plans on pursuing a PhD in Cancer Biology in the near future.