Tiffany Elston

Senior Application Scientist and Lab Manager

Relevant Experience:20 years

Education:B.A. Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology-University of Colorado, Boulder

Experience in the field

I came to Tensentric having spent the previous 20 years of my career in academic research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, studying skeletal muscle stem cells.

 What do you like about working at Tensentric?

I am essentially starting a new career at Tensentric and that alone has been intimidating! Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and gracious as I continue to learn the ropes. I love that I am continuing to learn… each new project offers the opportunity for me to learn something and to teach others.

What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?

As an experienced end user of life science research equipment and in vitro diagnostic tools, I offer a valuable perspective to the design process for future projects in these fields. My experience with molecular and cell biology methods are integral to delivering custom cell and gene therapy manufacturing products of the highest quality.

What hobbies or non-work activities are you most passionate about?

My husband and I love to travel and hope to instill that same passion for adventure and curiosity in our daughter. We are also avid skiers, enjoy SCUBA diving when we can, and hope to pursue more mountaineering adventures as our daughter gets older.

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I have always been drawn to biological sciences. Growing up in Colorado, a landlocked state, I oddly dreamed of being a marine biologist.

If you had a billion dollars, what would you do with it?

I doubt I would retire from working. I would, however, ensure my family had enough to live on comfortably and then likely invest in wildlife and ecological conservation efforts. I have a massive bleeding heart for animals and am dismayed at how carelessly humans tend to interface with wildlife habitats.