Alissa M. Resch, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
Principal Investigator, NHGRI Sample Repository

Alissa M. Resch, PhD, is the Chief Scientific Officer at Coriell. Alissa provides oversight and guidance for all repository contracts and grants and, in this role, oversees the project management teams to ensure all project deliverables are met or exceeded.

Alissa is also principal investigator of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Sample Repository, a diverse collection of cell lines and DNA that have contributed to several landmark initiatives, including the International HapMap and 1000 Genomes Projects. Alissa executes the deliverables of this federally-funded grant, manages sample distribution to a scientific community investigating genetic variation in human populations, and actively pursues the expansion and quality assurance goals of the repository.

Prior to joining Coriell, Alissa was an assistant professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology at the University of Connecticut, where she conducted research in the field of RNA and stem cell biology.

Alissa earned her doctorate in biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles. Upon completion of her graduate degree, she was awarded a NIH postdoctoral fellowship in bioinformatics at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). She conducted a fellowship at the University of Connecticut before accepting a faculty position in the Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology.