Avery McCarthy PhD

Genomics Scientist, CEGA

Avery is an expert in genomics and advancing methods for environmental DNA analysis. He specializes in next generation sequencing, metagenomics and metabarcoding assay development, and implementing high-throughput methods. Avery received his PhD in Biology at Western University.

Avery leads CEGA’s genomics R&D program. He is a technical lead for the genomics team, optimizing each step of the laboratory workflow: DNA extraction, automation, library preparation, and sequencing. Avery has made significant contributions to CEGA’s capabilities in targeted species detection and environmental DNA quantification.