Yvonne A. Reid, Ph.D.
Yvonne Reid joined ATCC in 1980 and during the mid-1980's her research focused on the use of DNA hypervariable probes for the interspecies identification of human cell lines. The evolution of this work has led to the implementation of STR analysis as a routine screening method of all human cell lines at ATCC and other cell banks.
Recently she co-chaired the ATCC Standard Development Organization (SDO) committee on the Development of a Consensus Standard for the Authentication of Human Cell Lines: Standardization of STR profiling.
Dr. Reid had more than 30 years of experience in cell biology, immunology and molecular biology. As Collection Scientist for the Cell Biology Program for over 10 years, she was responsible for the accessioning of new animal cell lines and hybridomas into the Cell Biology General Collection.
Dr. Reid has authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications and has served on more than a dozen scientific committees, including serving as an ad hoc member of the Comparative Medicine Review Committee, National Cell Culture for Resources (NIH); Chairperson, of ad hoc advisory member for the National Cell Culture Center, Minneapolis, MN, member of the 2005-2010 USP Fetal Bovine Serum as hoc Advisory Panel, and member of the 2010-2011 USP Cryopreservation ad hoc Advisory Panel.
Douglas R. Storts, Ph.D.
Dr Storts is responsible for strategy and implementation related to the development of reagent systems for nucleic acid amplification, expression analysis and genotyping (human forensic, paternity, clinical research and cell line authentication).