Primerano, Donald

Donald A. Primerano, PhD
Vice Chair of Biomedical Sciences; Professor; Microbiology Section Head; and Co-Director, Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (304) 696-7338

Research Interests

My primary research interests are in the discovery of chronic disease susceptibility genes using next generation sequencing, expression profiling and bioinformatics approaches. I currently serve as the Co-Director of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility (GABC) and as a member of the WV-IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) Administrative Core and WV Cancer Genomics Steering Committee. I have served as the Genomics Core Director from 1999-2011. As Co-Director, I have experience in (1) developing sequencing strategies and service relationships between the GABC and research networks needing genomic analyses, (2) providing overall direction to a core with evolving technologies and institutional responsibilities, (3) assisting individual investigators in designing genomic experiments and (4) providing training in genomic technologies.