I’m motivated and fascinated by:
1) Compiling, presenting, and extracting meaning from complex information
2) Creating cool and interesting things
3) The immense potential held within our genetic code

I’m currently a Data Scientist at Juno Therapeutics. I leverage breakthrough single-cell and bulk sequencing technologies to discover novel antigen receptors to use in the ongoing fight against cancer. Day-to-day, I construct tools and bioinformatics pipelines to process a variety of NGS data, manage our cloud-based computing infrastructure, and perform computational and quantitative analyses of immunosequencing, RNA-Seq, TMISeq, vector integration mapping, and ATAC-Seq experiments with colleagues, clinicians, and academic collaborators.

I graduated with a B.Sc. in Computational Biology from Brown University (2008-2012), where I led the CYRENE cis-regulatory annotation team in the lab of Sorin Istrail. My undergraduate research focused on transcriptional regulation, synthetic biology (iGEM), and gene regulatory networks. I entered the BBS graduate program at Yale University in 2012 and joined the Giraldez Lab in May 2013, where I am investigating translation and translational regulation during zebrafish development using a combination of molecular, genetic, and computational biology approaches. I completed my PhD dissertation in May 2016. My ongoing goal is to supplement biological knowledge and results with an understanding of the complex informatics required to reach higher level conclusions that improve human lives.

When I’m not doing research, I enjoy cycling, cooking, backpacking, skiing, live music, digital music/art, and DIY electronics.