Dr. Reiske earned his PhD in Biochemistry from Cornell University in 2001. His postdoctoral studies in cancer cell biology were conducted at the NIH/NIDDK and following this, he spent 4 years at biotech companies in the Washington DC area using genomics-based technologies to aid in drug discovery and veterinary diagnostics. Dr. Reiske relocated to the Boston area in 2006 where he worked for several molecular diagnostics companies developing IVDs for bacterial and viral pathogens. And in 2015, Dr. Reiske relocated to Indianapolis to head up the Genomics Department at Covance Central Laboratories and holds that position today. Dr. Reiske became certified as a High-complexity Laboratory Director in the discipline of molecular diagnostics in December of 2017.
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