Josef Herzog, BS, is the Staff Scientist in the Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics Molecular Laboratory at City of Hope, where he coordinates the processing and banking of biologic resources for the CCGCRN and several of the division’s basic molecular research projects. With more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of molecular biology research, as well as aseptic technique and tissue culture, he’s an expert in genetic laboratory techniques, including nucleic acid retrieval and analysis, and inducible gene expression in cell culture systems. Prior to joining City of Hope in 1997, Josef was a Research Lab Technician in the Gene Therapy Laboratories at USC, where his primary work focused on retroviral targeting of gene therapy vectors. Mr. Herzog supervise all aspects of the laboratory operations for biospecimen processing, storage and sample sharing for approved research projects. He has processed blood and tumor samples as part of ongoing studies in the PI’s laboratory, and is an expert in the implementation of advanced instrumentation such as our Sequenom and Ion Torrent next generation sequencer (NGS). He has a B.S. in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.