Marco joined the UPMC Genome Center in October 2017. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007 and a Master of Science degree in Health Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. He has worked for UPMC for the last 11 years and has played a critical role in implementing complex laboratory systems and designing custom applications. During that time, he has worked with the HLA Tissue Typing and Molecular and Genomic Pathology laboratories and developed a strong understanding of pre/post-op solid organ transplantation and clinical genetic testing/analysis and the associated patient care that is involved. While in graduate school, Marco’s research was focused on genomic data: the sharing and security of it and developing methods to integrate it into electronic health records (EHRs). As the Genome Center’s Senior Programmer, his primary duties are developing and maintaining automation scripts, designing and programming complex applications that will support the analysis of large scale NGS data in accordance with the SDLC and various technology standards, database design and maintenance, and supporting the Genome Center’s IT infrastructure and applications to enable smooth operations.