Lay, Drew

Bioinformatics Specialist

Lay, Drew

Drew, a Greenwood native, joined GGC as a molecular lab technologist in 2015. While in the lab, he focused on database management, assay development, and performing various laboratory tests. He received certification from the American Society for Clinical Pathology in 2016 as a technologist in molecular biology.

After receiving his Master’s degree in 2021, he transitioned to the bioinformatics team, where he is responsible for development and maintenance of bioinformatics pipelines. He is also involved in the management of the molecular lab’s in-house Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), and focuses primarily on troubleshooting and improvement of bioinformatics workflows.


  • B.S., Bioengineering, Clemson University, 2014
  • M.S., Bioinformatics, Johns Hopkins University, 2021


Susan R. Patterson Professional Development Award in Bioinformatics & Computational Genomics, 2022

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