Description: I work with customers and internal teams to develop new or improve existing applications and analysis workflows for single molecule, long-read sequencing. I help my associates in sales and marketing turn proof of principle or pilot experiments into equipment sales or marketing collateral.
Accomplishments: developed and improved upon workflows for variant calling and phasing of PacBio circular consensus sequence data • collaborated with wet lab scientists to improve targeted capture sequencing protocol • provided data analysis solutions and expertise for multiple targeted sequencing collaborations
Description: I delivered high-quality next-generation sequencing data to our clients in a timely manner.
Accomplishments: with others in my team, guided the development of delivery and analysis pipeline enhancements • developed tools for tracking tasks and errors • data-driven process improvement • recognized for providing exceptional customer service
Research Specialist @ Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus
Description: I supported the research of the project teams and labs at Janelia by providing consultation, conducting high-throughput animal behavior experiments, analyzing data, and writing software.
Accomplishments: acted as liaison and translator between different disciplines in large-scale scientific collaboration • screened over 2000 Drosophila melanogaster lines through high-throughput locomotor / optomotor / phototaxis assay • screened over 300 D. mel. lines through high-throughput olfactory assay • established guidelines for storing data and metadata • curated and analyzed data and metadata • aided in design of novel behavioral assays, including instrument design and testing, protocol refinement, and data analysis tools • wrote suite of tools for analysis of D. mel. activity / sleep data • wrote and maintained automated pipeline for fluorescence imagery analysis
MA in Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Thesis: A genetic selection to identify regulatory elements driving the earliest zygotic transcription in Drosophila melanogaster.
BS Biology with Chemistry minor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Research: Using classical genetic techniques and molecular biology to dissect the genetics of the resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana to the fungal pathogen Peronospora parasitica.
shell scripting, HPC clusters & version control
Python, NumPy, pandas & Matplotlib
bioinformatic analysis with published tool
20 years of experience administering home Linux servers and workstations
Molecular biology and genetics
quality control, critical interpretation & troubleshooting problems with NGS data