Janine Neville-Golden, Senior Research Laboratory and Biobank Manager
With more than 30 years of experience in biomedical research in the fields of cancer biology, normal wound repair, molecular biology, and neurobiology at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Blood Research, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard School of Public Health and HMS’ Department of Neurobiology, as well as, pharmaceutical research experience in the areas of coalescent drug design, high-throughput ligand exploration, drug development, and clinical trials at Scriptgen Pharmaceuticals and the Institute of Molecular Biology, Janine Neville-Golden brings a wealth of scientific knowledge and an expertise in managing large laboratories in both academia and private industry to the Channing/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository (CHCB).
For the past decade, Janine has been instrumental in shepherding improvements at CHCB. Janine has overseen several large construction projects to expand the biorepository and infrastructure; assisted in improving tracking projects through database development; streamlined work-flow; and modified the staffing and equipment structure to reduce “single point” of failure/dependency.
Working in close coordination with Ms. Everett, Janine oversees the day-to-day operations in the collection, production, and distribution of hundreds of projects while continually working with investigators, data managers, and project managers to ensure that each project progresses in a timely fashion, addressing any issues that may arise during the process.
Christine Everett, Collections’ Laboratory Manager
For over a decade, Ms. Everett has been a corner stone at the Channing/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository. Her amazing expertise and incredible historical knowledge far surpass most people at CHCB. When it comes to the collection, storage and access of biospecimens, she has “hand’s on” experience using the legacy UNIX system while at the same time shepherding the development and transition of our collections into the Oracle based Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). She works with very talented Data Managers to make this immense task become a reality. Their efforts have made it easier for us to process, store, and track new collections and will, over time, bring the older information in line with today’s technology.
Over the past several years, Christine took on the management of the very ambitious MICRObiome among Nurses Study (Micro-N). Micro-N is a collection to examine the oral and stool microbiome specimens from 20,000 to 25,000 participants of the Nurse Health Study II, to examine the connection between diet and lifestyle, microbiome composition, and the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. During the process Christine supervised the installation of an automated -80° C freezer, the Hamilton BIOS M10, as well as, an automated aliquoting system: the Hamilton STAR.
Christine’s latest endeavor is to modernize and update the overall design of the CHCB collections for Drs. Jorge Chavarro and Jaime Hart’s N3 (Nurses Health Study 3) and the newest collection of Growing Up Today Study (GUTS).
Matt B. Mahoney, Laboratory Manager
Matt Mahoney has spent the past 19 years working in the life sciences sector. He carries a strong background in genetics, neurobiology, and drug discovery with him. Mr. Mahoney has thrived for more than a decade in the biotechnology industry, developing genetic models of human disease, governing drug screening teams, and establishing business development relationships for multiple companies and CROs. He has also founded a life sciences consulting firm which has assisted numerous organizations with their operations/scientific strategy needs. In 2013, Mr. Mahoney ventured into the biorepository field and currently runs the tissue/mammography arm of the Channing/Harvard Cohorts Biorepository. In this capacity, he oversees and facilitates collection and distribution operations in the tissue lab.