BSRC Team

Natalie Polinkse

Natalie Polinske, MS

Manager, Biorepository and Specimen Resource Center

Natalie received her Master of Science degree in Biotechnology from the University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison in 2011. She has been an Aurora caregiver since 2001, working specifically with the biorepository program since 2008 and playing an integral role in its start–up — including sample processing, education and consent training. She continues to manage the program with a focus on building partnerships and collaborations to allow researchers the benefit of the biorepository's sample and data resources.

Kujana Clayton

Kujana Clayton, BS

Research Lab Assistant

Kujana Clayton was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wis., and received her BS in Chemistry from Alverno College. She had worked as a certified pharmacy technician for over 10 years. In 2012, she came to work at Aurora's Specialty Pharmacy in Butler, Wis. Kujana recently transitioned into the Biorepository and Specimen Resource Center (BSRC) as a Research Laboratory Assistant. In this new position, she provides daily operational support by processing biospecimens and also validates consent forms in EPIC.

Anne Marie McAnellyAnne-Marie McAnelly, BS

Research Associate

Anne-Marie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2010. She has been an Aurora caregiver since 2011, first working for ACL Laboratories in the emergency room at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center and moving to the biorepository department in 2012. Anne-Marie is now responsible for sample processing and verification of consent forms.