User:Noelani Kamelamela

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Noelani Kamelamela

I work in the BioMicroCenter at MIT. We use OpenWetWare to make public the work we do as an integrated genomics facility and share simple data such as costs and operating hours.


  • 2018, MLA, Biotechnology, Harvard Extension School
  • 2008, MS, Chemistry, Tufts University
  • 2005, BS, Materials Sciences & Engineering, MIT

Research interests

  1. DNA/RNA sequencing
  2. DNA/RNA quantification
  3. prok vs euk DNA/RNA work
  4. long read sequencing


  1. Kuo M, Kamelamela N, and Shultz MJ. Rotational structure of water in a hydrophobic environment: carbon tetrachloride. J Phys Chem A. 2008 Feb 14;112(6):1214-8. DOI:10.1021/jp7097284 | PubMed ID:18211044 | HubMed [Paper1]

    Spectrophotometric work completed at Tufts University in the Shultz Lab

  2. Bisson P, Xiao H, Kuo M, Kamelamela N, and Shultz MJ. Ions and hydrogen bonding in a hydrophobic environment: CCl(4). J Phys Chem A. 2010 Apr 1;114(12):4051-7. DOI:10.1021/jp9106712 | PubMed ID:20199092 | HubMed [Paper2]

    Continued use of work completed at Tufts University while in the Shultz Lab

  3. Kastman EK, Kamelamela N, Norville JW, Cosetta CM, Dutton RJ, and Wolfe BE. Biotic Interactions Shape the Ecological Distributions of Staphylococcus Species. mBio. 2016 Oct 18;7(5). DOI:10.1128/mBio.01157-16 | PubMed ID:27795388 | HubMed [Paper3]

    Bacterial ecology in cheese work completed at Tufts University while in the Wolfe Lab

  4. Kamelamela N, Zalesne M, Morimoto J, Robbat A, and Wolfe BE. Indigo- and indirubin-producing strains of Proteus and Psychrobacter are associated with purple rind defect in a surface-ripened cheese. Food Microbiol. 2018 Dec;76:543-552. DOI:10.1016/ | PubMed ID:30166186 | HubMed [Paper4]

    Liquid chromatography work with bacteria in cheese completed at Tufts University while in the Wolfe Lab as part of Harvard Thesis work

  5. Stortchevoi A, Kamelamela N, and Levine SS. SPRI Beads-based Size Selection in the Range of 2-10kb. J Biomol Tech. 2020 Apr;31(1):7-10. DOI:10.7171/jbt.20-3101-002 | PubMed ID:31920466 | HubMed [Paper5]

    Molecular biology work at the MIT BioMicro Center wherein changes in buffer salt concentrations within SPRI bead buffer optimized for larger fragment size capture and release

  6. Mildrum S, Hendricks A, Stortchevoi A, Kamelamela N, Butty VL, and Levine SS. High-throughput Minitaturized RNA-Seq Library Preparation. J Biomol Tech. 2020 Dec;31(4):151-156. DOI:10.7171/jbt.20-3104-004 | PubMed ID:33100919 | HubMed [Paper6]

    NGS work at the MIT BioMicro Center comparing high throughput miniaturization of RNA library preparation to standard methods through sequencing and analysis

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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