Brianna Luciani joins K2 Medical Research as a Laboratory Specialist after receiving her BS degree in Biology in May of 2020. While earning a degree amid the pandemic presented many challenges for Brianna, she also found an excellent opportunity serving as a medical technologist in a clinical laboratory. She worked in the molecular department processing large volumes of samples, including Covid-19, and learned how to keep a sterile work environment. She gained ample experience working with Roche and Cepheid platforms, and familiarized herself with Hologic, Biosystems, and Hamilton platforms. She is most familiar with PCR and RT-PCR assays and understands the strict documentation and quality control necessary to keep the lab running efficiently.
With just over a year of clinical experience under her belt, Brianna decided to leave Massachusetts, where she grew up, and move to Florida for new opportunities. She is new to clinical trial-based research but feels it will provide valuable experience and is excited for the journey. When not at work, you can find Brianna crocheting, watching football or ice hockey, tending to her houseplants and pets (especially her beloved cat, Max) and spending time with her boyfriend.