Dr. Trent founded TGen in 2002 as a non-profit medical research institute that is focused on applying advances from the
He was pivotal in bringing opportunities in genomics and genetics research to
TGen North opened in 2007 in the
TGen North scientists focus on diagnostic, analytic, forensic and epidemiologic research related to deadly pathogens important to medicine, biodefence and public health, including microbial infections that contaminate our food and environment. These activities are linked across TGen North's five research centers for: Public Health and Clinical Pathogens;
TGen North is led by Dr.
The research capabilities of the lab include a variety of PCR-based analyses, genetic sequencing, Biosafety Level 1 and 2 pathogen handling, forensic genetic analysis of biothreat agents, and bioinformatic analyses. TGen North also has access to advanced Biosafety Level 3 facilities on the NAU campus and the comprehensive genomic research capabilities of TGen's headquarters in
In addition to NAU, TGen North has many local, national and international research partners, including universities, biotech companies, security agencies, health care providers, and public health departments.
Prior to forming TGen in 2002, Dr. Trent served for 10 years as the Scientific Director of the
Dr. Trent's research has provided important insights into the genetic basis of cancer. He is the author of more than 300 manuscripts in the scientific literature, numerous book chapters, invited reviews in the scientific literature, and hundreds of invited lectures. He has received numerous honors and awards, and has sat on the editorial boards of a dozen scientific publications. He specializes in developing and integrating novel "omic" technologies, supporting studies of molecular changes related to the predisposition to and progression of human cancers and other complex diseases.
Dr. Trent's faculty positions included: The
And, he is a Member of: the
About 2,500 students will receive their bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees during ceremonies scheduled today in the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome on NAU's Flagstaff Mountain Campus.
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