Nina DiFabion


Nina completed her training as a Medical Laboratory Technician at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg in 2006. She briefly joined the University Hospital’s Medical Clinic II, where she helped develop a standardized assay for chimerism analysis after allogeneic stem cell transplantation and investigated defined chromosomal translocations and point mutations. At the end of 2007, Nina relocated to the USA, where she took a Research Technologist position working for the Center for Inherited Disease Research at Johns Hopkins University. She dedicated the next 11 years processing samples in a high-throughput genotyping and sequencing lab, where she advanced to a Senior Lab Coordinator and then to a Research Specialist, contributing to the advancement of a high-throughput sequencing platform. In late 2019, Nina became part of the Saliba lab, where she is predominantly performing 10x Genomics single-cell sequencing assays as well as some other NGS-based assays. Since then, she has also helped establish a protocol for single-nuclei sequencing from biobank tumor samples and contributed significant time and expertise to the launch of the Single-Cell Center Würzburg.