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Dr. Thielen

Peter Thielen Senior Staff Scientist

To connect with this researcher, please contact research@jhuapl.edu.


Education

A.L.M., Biology

Harvard University

B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Program(s) Supported


Dr. Peter Thielen is a senior staff scientist with a background in molecular biology and genomics. His research focuses on advancing DNA and RNA sequencing to support rapid decision-making, including in the clinical, environmental, and national security domains. He currently leads multiple programs that focus on transitioning basic research approaches to operational environments, including viral genomic surveillance (e.g., influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2), characterization of genetically modified plant species, and the use of aquatic environmental DNA for ecological species monitoring.