Though his formal education was in genetics, Kyle ran a side business throughout college as a computer repairman. Fixing hard drives and replacing modems, Kyle supplemented his education with both software and hardware expertise. This led him to take on projects with microscopes and robotics that combined his two areas of interest—and naturally led to a career in lab automation.
Kyle builds the robots that do molecular biology analyses at Counsyl. You’ll typically find him working on half a dozen projects at a time—from tackling large data problems to designing experiments to address molecular biology problems to hacking on robots. All his work makes it possible for Counsyl to process more and more patient samples quickly and accurately.
"My favorite thing about Counsyl is all the fun toys we get to play with."
"We are in one of those industries that's probably going to grow a thousand fold—if not more. Molecular diagnostics and genetics, as a tool for us to figure out things about our health, is going to be huge."