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Hal Holmes

PhD Institution: University of Washington Class: 2018 Fellow Postdoctoral instution and lab:

Vlaisavljevich Lab, Virginia Tech

Specialism: Bioengineering

Dr Holmes completed his PhD in bioengineering with Professor Karl Böhringer at the University of Washington creating a DNA barcoding platform for conservation and species identification, to help detect poaching and protect global biodiversity. With the Vlaisavlijevich Lab, Dr Holmes will be taking this effort to an unlikely source – a cancer research laboratory – to study an ultra-sound based technology used in cancer therapy that could potentially also be used for the extraction of DNA from timber tissue.