Charlie Koumpouras

Technician since 2015

Research areas

  • Mouse Work
  • Lab/Equipment maintenance
  • Vendor relations
  • Compliance
  • Next-generation DNA sequencing (MiSeq)
  • Miscellaneous side projects

Education

  • BS: University of Michigan (2011)
Charlie Koumpouras

Background

I’m currently Dr. Schloss’ lab technician/psuedo-manager. I handle the day-to-day operations for us. Amongst my responsibilities are: assisting grad students/post docs with mouse and bench work, supply procurement, general lab maintenance, and equipment upkeep/maintenance. In addition, I handle the lab’s compliance with university, state, and federal guidelines. Most of my time, however, is spent on miscellaneous side (Pat) projects. These are often sequencing related collaborations with individuals, labs, and companies from all over the country.

Schloss lab papers

  1. Schloss PD, Jenior ML, Koumpouras CC, Westcott SL, Highlander SK. 2016. Sequencing 16S rRNA gene fragments using the PacBio SMRT DNA sequencing system. PeerJ. 4: e1869. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1869.