Soha Daher-Mansour - Account Manager Education & Routine, PA & NJ

Phone:  215-679-3929  x110
 Cell:   484-767-7277

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from DeSales University with a minor in French studies. During my senior year at DeSales University, I was part of a research team which focused on testing the inhibition of human breast cancer cell growth in direct response to increasing doses of a potential chemotherapeutic agent. I received the DeSales University Natural Science Department’s Academic Excellence In Biology Research award for this project that year. Tommy Pogash, our Vice President of Sales and advanced microscopy specialist, graduated from DeSales University with me and was also my research partner!

Upon graduation, I started my career as a Laboratory Technician at Connective Tissue Gene Tests, a molecular diagnostic laboratory specializing in inherited genetic disorders. My responsibilities at CTGT included testing and analyzing patient data generated by DNA sequencing, Comparative Genomic Hybridization and Next Generation sequencing.  After a few years at CTGT, I transitioned to a laboratory assistant role for the Biology department at DeSales University and enjoyed working in academia for my Alma Mater.

I later returned to a clinical lab setting as a Cytogenetics Laboratory Technician at Health Network Laboratories. Although I was the lead technician for Comparative Genomic Hybridization testing, my role in the Cytogenetics Department also heavily involved harvesting and preparing metaphase chromosome slides for Cytogenetic analysis. This role truly expanded my microscopy experience, as it required obtaining white blood cell counts using 10x magnification and a hemocytometer for cell culturing; as well as preparing and staining metaphase chromosome slides with microscopic analysis for quality control.

After many years in a laboratory setting, I decided to hang up my lab coat and transition into my current position here at Hitech Instruments as a ZEISS Microscopy Account Manager. I am honored and excited to be part of an extensively experienced team of microscopists.  I look forward to connecting with all of you here in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey and assisting you in your microscopy and imaging needs.

Fun facts about me: I currently reside in Allentown, PA and enjoy spending my free time playing tennis, hiking and trail biking.


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