Samantha Fennessey (Scientific Project Manager) obtained a B.S. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in Forensic Molecular Biology from the State University of New York at Albany. Prior to joining NYGC, Samantha worked as a Team Lead in the NGS Department at GeneDx (Bio-Reference Laboratories Inc.).
Samantha joined NYGC as an Associate Scientist III on the Library Prep Team in 2014. She was promoted to Library Prep Team Supervisor in 2015. In 2016, Samantha transferred to the Project Management team where she acts as key point of contact for investigators internal and external to NYGC, advises investigators on experimental design, genomics methodologies, and project budgeting for individual projects and grant applications, facilitates quote generation, reviews project submissions against NYGC quality criteria, supports the Lab Team, troubleshoots project and quality trends, and manages data for delivery and transfer.