Seth Taapken, Director of Operations

Seth Taapken is the Director of Operations at WiCell. In this role, Seth manages organization-wide efforts that support the mission and goals of WiCell. Seth also leads the Characterization Laboratory at WiCell which specializes in pluripotent cell cytogenetics.

Seth holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from UW Madison and a BA-Biology from Macalester College of St. Paul. Seth also holds ASCP certification as a Clinical Specialist in Cytogenetics. Prior to his tenure at WiCell, Seth worked at a diagnostic lab with Genzyme Genetics, gaining experience in clinical cytogenetics. Seth has previously worked in project management for Epic Systems (a medical records software company), and in international development with the United States Peace Corps.

Seth enjoys working closely with investigators and companies to understand their research needs and assist in designing a characterization plan utilizing WiCell’s expertise to meet their unique need.