Renee Potens is a Research Assistant in the the Genomics Core Facility at Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Collaborative Research (CCR). Renee has been involved in opening and operating the core facility from its inception. She participates in the day to day operations, generates standard operating procedures and project management. Renee works closely with researchers at the CCR to execute genomics projects for biomedical cellular based therapies, cancer immunotherapy, regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies.
Renee received her Bachelor of Science in 2012 from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). While earning her Bachelors degree specializing in Genetics. Renee was inducted into the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society. She continued her graduate studies at NSU receiving a Masters Degree in Biological Science. Here she gained experience in the field of genomics utilizing the Illumina platform to characterize microbiome communities using 16S rRNA sequencing. She previously worked at NSU as a laboratory assistant, facilitating the development of scientific skills for undergraduates. Renee enjoys philanthropy work, specifically for childhood cancer.