Computer Science, B.S. and Molecular Biology, B.S.
Work in progress.
"Super secret stuff" at a medical genetics company.
Investigated emerging viral pathogens in acute and chronic human disease utilizing two metagenomics-based technologies. The first is ultra high-throughput sequencing and the second is the 'Virochip', a pan-viral microarray that is capable of detecting both known and novel viruses in clinical specimens.
Investigated and reported on performance with various applications. Worked with partners to create joint solutions and briefs. Analyzed the competitive landscape.
Proposed, designed, and created a framework to measure performance and identify regressions by comparing numerous metrics between builds.
Developed and used a novel method for studying circadian rhythms in Neurospora Crassa. Allowed for automated live recording of data rather than error prone periodic observations.
Organization and function of prokaryotic genetic systems including sex factors, transduction, transformation, phage genetics, transposons, genetic engineering.
An examination of the molecular basis of human diseases. Course emphasizes inherited human disorders, and some important diseases caused by viruses.
An introduction to the principles of heredity in diploid organisms, fungi, bacteria, and viruses.
Scholarships were used to develop an automated system for recording and monitoring N. Crassa growth.