Who we are
GenoTyping Center of America (GTCA) was founded in 2012 to address the growing need for fast, accurate and cost-effective genetic testing services. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience and expertise in the life sciences, including research and support in molecular biology, genotyping, colony management, and laboratory management. All managing team members have held various roles at The Jackson Laboratory and understand the importance of establishing the proper genetic identification of mouse models and other research organisms. We believe in listening to and collaborating with our clients so we can respond to their unique needs and deliver the results they require.
What we do
GTCA provides accurate, flexible and fast genetic testing services with independent replication of every result. We confirm the genetic makeup and consistency of your research models so you can move forward with confidence. We can analyze pretty much any type of research model (mouse, rat, human, etc.) using a wide variety of sample formats, including tail snips, ear punches, extracted/purified DNA, blood and serum samples. We have the speed and flexibility to fit seamlessly into your workflows… to work the way you do… to keep your research on track.
Why we do it
We feel that researchers are under served by testing services that are inflexible, costly, and unable to meet unique requests. We believe research support services should be flexible and cost-effective to enable as wide a range of research efforts and approaches as possible. Our infrastructure and processes are highly adaptable. We can quickly develop new and novel assays, we accept a broad range of sample types and formats, and we minimize the need for researchers to do any special handling, packaging or processing of samples. This “customer first” approach is the cornerstone of our ongoing growth and success.
Michael Greene, MBA | CEO, Co-founder
Michael has worked in the life science industry for over 15 years, including 6 years of marketing, product management and client services roles at The Jackson Laboratory and 3 years of marketing research products and services at IDEXX Laboratories. His research background includes over 5 years of aquatic biology, environmental toxicology and oceanographic research experience. Michael applies his life science industry and marketing expertise to develop, drive and execute sales and marketing strategies and tactics to raise awareness and adoption of GTCA’s services within the biomedical and basic research communities. His cross-functional leadership abilities and customer-focused approach help develop exceptional experiences within all business processes and client touch points to ensure that GTCA is consistently delivering value and facilitating research.
Todd Dehm | COO, Co-founder
Prior to co-founding GTCA, Todd supervised the production group in the Transgenic Genotyping Laboratory at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and managed genotyping of 10-14,000 samples each week in support of JAX® Mice production and internal scientists. During his 6 year tenure at JAX, he developed or modified all of the methods and processes used for genotyping in a high-throughput laboratory critical to the mission of the institution. Before joining JAX, Todd worked in clinical laboratories for 11 years performing genetic and infectious disease testing on patient samples using a broad range of methodologies. At GTCA Todd uses his knowledge and expertise to develop and validate new methods and procedures to deliver the best possible results in a rapid and cost-effective fashion.
Kat Taylor | Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder
Kat began her 15 years of experience in the life sciences working directly in colony management at The Jackson Laboratory where she learned first-hand the foundations of animal care and streamlining processes within a production setting. She spent the next 13 years in customer support and sales roles interacting with scientists, laboratory personnel, and business management in the life sciences community to support their research utilizing animal models. Whether answering a question as a subject matter expert or engaging in a strategic relationship discussion with multiple levels of a company, understanding their requirements and identifying obstacles became the baseline skill set for promoting solutions and new product line advancements. Kat brings extensive experience establishing and nurturing strong customer relationships within the scientific community.
Melissa Osborne, MS | Colony Strategy Manager
Melissa brings a breadth of mouse model curation and colony management expertise refined over nearly two decades of research and management experience at The Jackson Laboratory. Her research and project management skills in addition to experience in mouse model genetics, colony management and curation, benefit GTCA clients directly, whether for proactive colony planning or troubleshooting. Melissa’s consultative approach and depth of knowledge drive solutions and provide clients peace of mind by rapidly and clearly identifying potential issues and implementing eloquent solutions. Melissa leads the execution of GTCA’s portfolio of consultative services, including Colony Planning & Curation, Speed Congenics, CRISPR-Cas9 Founder Identification and Line Development Planning, and Genetic Quality Control programs.
Tiffany Strout | Client Support Manager
Tiffany has over 15 years of project and account management experience, including over 10 years working with clients on research services projects at The Jackson Laboratory. She excels at clear and proactive client communication, overseeing large accounts, overseeing multiple projects, delivering customized reporting, and cross-selling complimentary services. Tiffany is GTCA’s Customer Service lead and coordinates all communications between the GTCA laboratory and clients. She also assists GTCA by developing and implementing internal project tracking systems to monitor project status, requirements, and timelines.