Liam Alec Stenson Ortiz (He/Him/His) is a Mexican-Irish-American graduate from Dickinson College and studied his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a Health Studies Certificate. Before joining the Sabeti Lab, he worked in the Genomics Platform for almost 2 years as a Clinical Process Development Associate processing SARS-CoV-2 samples and implementing streamlined testing methods.
In the past, Liam worked at Dickinson College Chemistry Department with Ph.D. Rebecca Connor. He performed research on cell culture and characterization of Heat Shock Protein 70 (Hsp-70) pathway with Human Embryonic Kidney Cells.
While completing his Health Studies Certificate, Liam worked as a Clinical Researcher at Sadler Health Center, a FQMC serving Cumberland and Perry counties in central Pennsylvania. During his research, he translated documents for Patient Activation Measure (PAM) into Spanish, French and Portuguese to conduct qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys to determine the relationship between patient health outcomes and patient confidence with activating their health resources.
Currently, Liam is working within the Detection Pillar of the Sentinel Project using SHINE and mCARMEN technologies to improve infectious disease diagnostics.
Liam has a passion for global health and languages and wants to use these in the medical field one day. He enjoys community service, traveling, biking, self help books, and playing strategy games. Having lived in many places throughout his life, Liam is always fascinated by cultural differences and understanding new perspectives.