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Talina Konotchick, PhD, is a Data Analyst at Illumina supporting Commercial Operations. Talina completed her undergraduate degree at U.C. Los Angeles in Marine Biology and earned a PhD in Oceanography at Scripps Inst. of Oceanography / U.C. San Diego. 

She continued her ocean-related genomics research as a Research Fellow at the J. Craig Venter Institute. In 2015, she joined Illumina as a Bioinformatics Scientist supporting the bioinformatics and software needs of Illumina's ever-evolving next-generation sequencing technology. Talina's data science career journey has taken her from the depths of the oceans to genomics to business, all with the common thread of seeking to gain insights from large scale data sets.  


She participated in two Explorers Club Flag Expeditions:

  • 2009 Easter Island (with Jut Wynne)

  • 2007 Exploring the Inner Space of the Celebes Sea, Phillipines (with Emory Kristof/Ralph White)

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