Thompson, Shelly

Molecular Specialist

Thompson, Shelly

Shelly joined GGC's DNA Diagnostic Laboratory in 2019 as Molecular Specialist. She is responsible for clinical and diagnostic data review to identify genetic variants and systematically assess their pathogenicity based on American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) guidelines.

Her graduate research was at the Clemson University Genomics Institute and the Arizona Genomics Institute where the primary focus was studying the evolutionary, structural, and functional genomics of crop plants. Since earning her Master's degree, she has worked as a Field Applications Scientist for Roche Diagnostics and at ThermoFisher with their next generation sequencing portfolio. Shelly also previously worked at GGC as a lab technologist from 2005-07. She is a member of the Association of Genetic Technologists and is currently pursuing a Master's in Business Administration.

Contact Information

Office (864) 941-8172
Fax (864) 941-8141
sthompson@ggc.org

Education

  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Clemson University, 1998
  • M.S., Genetics, Clemson University, 2003

Selected Publications

  • Lovell C, Decker P, Thompson S. Analysis of a Diverse Assemblage of Diazotrophic Bacteria from Spartina alterniflora using DGGE and Clone Library Screening. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 2008: 160-171.
  • The Rice Chromosome 10 Sequencing Consortium. In-Depth View of Structure, Activity, and Evolution of Riche Chromosome 10 Science. 2003; 1566-1569.
  • The Rice Chromosome 3 Sequencing Consortium. Sequence, Annotation, and Analysis of Synteny Between Rice Chromosome 3 and Diverged Grass Species. Genome Research. 2005: 1284-1291.
  • Thompson, S. “Sequence Analysis of a 500kb Region of Rice Chromosome 3.” Thesis. Clemson University, 2003.
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