In focus: Cassandra Crawford

Cassandra Crawford is used to being a part of a team. Now a research associate in the Broad's Genomics Platform, Crawford fondly recalls her time as part of the Clark University's swim team -- or "swimming and diving family" as they called themselves. She says she has found a similar family and extended family at the Broad. Crawford now works with her team at the Broad to prepare samples of DNA and RNA so that they can go on to sequencing. Crawford explains that she was drawn to the Broad Institute both because of its approach to science and its emphasis on teamwork.