Tre Blohm

Tre Blohm
University of Montana | UMT · Department of Anthropology

Master of Arts

About

Introduction
I am a graduate student at the University of Montana and a Junior Research Scientist at FYR Diagnostics. I have experience and interest in ancient DNA (aDNA), bioinformatics, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and clinical lab. I am currently working on identifying disease across Neolithic Europe to determine disease origins and the factors that lead to disease onset. I also am involved in COVID19 research and various other R&D projects at FYR Diagnostics.
Additional affiliations
April 2021 - present
American Medical Technologists
Position
  • Technician
Description
  • I am certified as a Molecular Diagnostic Technician.
April 2021 - present
State of Montana Board of Clinical Lab Practicioners
Position
  • Clinical Lab Specialist
Description
  • I am licensed in the state of Montana as a Clinical Lab Specialist.
January 2018 - May 2018
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Position
  • Student
Description
  • My Senior Anthropology Capstone research on bioinformatic techniques to identify which skeletal samples in a genomic collection from Verteba Cave, Ukraine yielded the most endogenous DNA while also containing the least amount of exogenous contamination.
Education
August 2018 - May 2022
University of Montana
Field of study
  • Anthropology
September 2015 - May 2018
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Field of study
  • Anthropology and Biology
January 2014 - May 2015
University of Wisconsin - Fond Du Lac
Field of study
  • Biology

Projects

Project (1)
Project
The goal of this project is to extract Mycobacterium aDNA from ancient human bones containing suggestive osteological changes and identify strain lineages present to obtain a phylogenetic understanding of ancient disease as well as add to the literature of biocultural condition changes as a result of the Neolithic revolution.