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Jared Farrar


University of Utah, B.S. in Biology (2010)
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID
PhD Advisor: Francesco Celi, MD, MHSc
Graduate Program: CCTR/CMM (Internal Medicine/Endocrinology)


Research Interests:

Jared’s previous research focused on advancing instrumentation and methods for faster and simpler DNA analysis in the research laboratory and point-of-care diagnostics. Jared has wide research interests and values multi-disciplinary approaches to solving scientific questions. He is driven by the potential of new medical knowledge and advanced technology to improve diagnostics, treatment and patient care.

Personal Bio:

Jared was born and grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Before attending college, he spent a summer volunteering with a Liberian NGO on the Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana, West Africa. Jared received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. In his spare time, he enjoys tearing things apart, solving puzzles, trying new restaurants, watching movies and spending time with his wife


Farrar, JS and Wittwer, CT. Extreme PCR. U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/811,145. Filed 04/2013.

Farrar, JS and Wittwer, CT. Polymerase chain reaction in less than 30 seconds. Poster presented at the Association for Molecular Pathology 2012 Annual Meeting on Genomic Medicine; October 25-27, 2012; Long Beach, CA. Poster abstract published in the November 2012 issue of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Farrar, JS and Wittwer, CT. Extreme PCR. U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 61/651,161. Filed 05/2012.
Wittwer CT and Farrar JS. Magic in solution: An introduction and brief history of PCR. In: PCR Optimization and Troubleshooting, Horizon Scientific Press, Norwich, UK, Chapter 1, 1-21, 2011.

Farrar JS, Palais RA, Wittwer CT. Snapback Primer Genotyping of the Gilbert Syndrome UGT1A1 (TA)n Promoter Polymorphism by High-Resolution Melting. Clinical Chemistry 2011; 57, 1303-1310.

Farrar JS, Reed GH, Wittwer CT. High resolution melting curve analysis for molecular diagnostics. In: Molecular Diagnostics, 2nd ed., Patrinos GP, Ansorge WJ, eds. Elsevier, London, Chapter 15, 229-245, 2010