I am a Senior Product Manager at DNASTAR – my job is to manage the road map for our software products and communicate these ideas to others in the company. AMA about molecular biology and genomics software tools.
Hello! My name is Matt Keyser and I am a Senior Product Manager at DNASTAR, a life science software company located in Madison, WI. My primary responsibility is product planning for our molecular biology software tools, widely used for everyday tasks such as virtual cloning, primer design, sequence editing and sequence alignments, and for our genomics tools that provide powerful sequence assembly and analysis capability in a user-friendly interface. As a product manager, I am in constant communication with our development teams, scientists and project managers as well as our sales and marketing teams that provide me a continual stream of feedback from our customers. Communicating and coordinating ideas between all the stakeholders in the company is a task all product managers must excel at to create great products!
Before joining DNASTAR, I was a PhD graduate student at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee doing molecular biology in a non-model organism and developing many different protocols for the lab (Northern blot, qRT-PCR, RNA in situ hybridization, gene sequencing, cloning, whole tissue immunohistochemistry, etc.) and also using a hodgepodge of commercial and open-source software tools to design clones, primers and probes, multiple sequence alignments and gene sequencing.
Do you have scientific, business, or career questions about molecular biology or genomics software tools? AMA! I’ll do my best to answer them.