Cornerstone Genomics

Unleash the Power of Genomics 

 We develop new foundational resources and provide research training and support to advance our understanding of human genomics and disease; comparative and evolutionary genomics; systems biology; animal health and veterinary sciences; and wildlife biodiversity and conservation. 
Recognized Innovation 
Cornerstone Genomics LLC has been awarded a 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) to address the need for new foundational resources in genomic analysis of DNA sequence variation and biological function.  
New Technologies and Partnerships 
With NSF SBIR Phase 1 support and valuable insights from researchers like you, we are developing novel software and database tools that will help to resolve critical impasses in current genomic workflow to advance precision and accuracy in analytical pipelines of DNA data.  
Genomic Tools Add New Research Dimensions 
We work with your research lab, group, or organization to custom design workshops focused on topics relevant to your goals and objectives. We consult with you to develop the ideal workshop environment whether it be individualized training sessions tailored to your lab group  or assist you with scientific development of externally funded conferences and workshops.
Our Workshop Successes

Genomics of Disease in Wildlife
June 2-8, 2019
Colorado State University

*Developed in partnership with Colorado State University, GDW2019 is an intensive hands-on workshop focused on the application of powerful genomics tools to monitor, detect and investigate the role of pathogens within both wildlife and domesticated species. 

 *The workshop is designed to create new collaborations for those with skills and interest in some or all of the following: genome sciences & bioinformatics, animal health & veterinary sciences, disease ecology of host and pathogen, wildlife biology and conservation.

*Previous workshops GDW2017 and GDW2018 were highly ranked by participants receiving scores of 4.5 and 4.8 out of 5, respectively.

Our Consulting Capabilities in R&D and Training
We are pleased to provide research support, subject matter expertise, consulting and training to researchers in academia, government, nonprofits, and private industry.  Consider our team at Cornerstone Genomics to provide your team with exceptional guidance to advance your research objectives using genomic tools. 

 DNA/RNA Sequencing ~ Genome/Database Mining ~ Functional Genomics ~ Comparative Genomics ~ Evolutionary Genomics ~ Phylogenomics  ~ Disease Genomics ~ Host/Pathogen Genomics ~ Targeted Genomics ~ Variant Discovery ~ NGS workflow

 NAIC Codes   541690 ~ 541714 ~ 541715 ~  611430

Contact Us
We are here to help you achieve your research goals. 
Jill Pecon-Slattery, Ph.D.
Founder and President


A Brief Introduction to Dr. Jill Pecon-Slattery, President and Founder
Jill is a dedicated scientist. enthusiastic educator, and passionate start-up entrepreneur.  Her career began as a field researcher interested in unraveling the ecological mysteries of marine life using genetic tools. A subsequent post-doctoral fellowship formed the basis of her research for the next twenty years at the National Cancer Institute-National Institutes of Health.  There she served as lead investigator for multiple projects using the latest advances in genomic technologies to sequence the DNA of 100's of species and their pathogens. Her research bridged traditional philosophical gaps between human biomedicine and wildlife biodiversity through the study of DNA, the basic building block of all biological function and disease. Her publications track the insights only possible through application of cutting-edge technology to investigate the function of genes and genomes with and between species.  This exclusive knowledge and rich expertise drives Cornerstone Genomics  R&D and forms the innovative foundation of the newly awarded SBIR Phase 1 from the National Science Foundation.

In addition to her role as president of a woman-owned small company, Jill is affiliate faculty at Colorado State University and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.  She serves on Editorial Review Boards for scientific journals, enjoys presenting research as  invited speaker, and developing exciting new workshops and training in genomic technologies for researchers in human genomics and disease; comparative and evolutionary genomics; systems biology; animal health and veterinary sciences; and wildlife biodiversity and conservation.

Ph.D. Rutgers University. New Brunswick  New Jersey. Ecology and Genetics.
M.S.  Texas A & M University, College Station Texas. Oceanography.
B.S.  Cook College of Rutgers University, New Brunswick New Jersey, Environmental Studies: Marine Sciences

See Jill's Publications on Google Scholar