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
Programming proficiency: R, Python. | Experience: Perl, Java, PHP, SQL
I’m currently a Data Scientist at Juno Therapeutics.
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 and joined Juno Therapeutics as a Data Scientist in the Receptor Discovery Group. 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, digital music/art, and DIY electronics.