I received my bachelors degree in biology from the University of Georgia, where I continued to work as a research technician, studying the bacterial community composition of the salt marshes of... Read More
I received my bachelors degree in biology from the University of Georgia, where I continued to work as a research technician, studying the bacterial community composition of the salt marshes of Georgia's coast. Continuing my academic career, I joined the Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech. For my dissertation I applied and developed several methods to discover high-level trends in treatment-control studies. These methods integrated multiple sources of high-throughput biological data, including protein interaction networks, gene expression, and gene annotations. Following graduate school I held a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Biotechnology Information where I investigated using epigenetic data to identify patterns in regulatory elements of the genome. Today I focus on software development in the space of life sciences software.
I work at 5AM Solutions, Inc. I work with biotechnology companies both large and small to develop robust software used internally to the companies and also used by their customers. Every day I work alongside life scientists, bioinformatics scientists, professional software developers, business analysts, and business managers. The skills I learned in CTE on communicating across disciplines and swiftly accumulating knowledge in new technologies have made me extremely successful in my career so far.