I am a Bioinformatics Scientist, Data Engineer and explorer of complex systems with over 10 years of experience, 4 patents, more than 15 publications - with a combined citation count over 800. I wrangle multi-omic NGS data from complex microbial communities to discover novel therapeutics for human and plant health.
I'm always looking for new opportunities. If you have ideas/questions that you think I can help you with, please feel free to reach out through the form here.
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (2019 - Present)
At the Biohub, as part of the 'Microbiome Initiative', I am responsible for developing the pipeline infrastructure needed by most of my collaborators at Stanford, UCSF and UC Berkeley. Due to the nature of the role and the organization, I have been fortunate enough to be involved in a range of high impact projects by extremely talented scientists and engineers.
Second Genome, Inc. (2016 - 2019)
As the DataOps Group Lead, I was responsible for managing a team of very talented Bioinformatics developers and cloud admin. Together we developed and standardized a number of pipelines and databases for use throughout the company. We also ensured that the data was always secure and cloud bill were under control.
As a Bioinformatics Scientist and usually the embedded bioinformatician in a number of therapeutic areas, like IBD, Diabetes and Immuno-oncology, I gained invaluable expertise in working alongside various subject matter experts. I was able to develop several bioinformatic solutions and novel algorithms that directly lead to numerous drug candidates and 3 provisional patents. I am extremely proud and fortunate to have been able to work with such talented and visionary set of colleagues.
University of Michigan (2009 - 2015)
As a Bioinformatics Specialist at the Michigan Geomicrobiology Lab, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, for 6 years, I gained extensive expertise in analyzing Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomic data which resulted in a number of papers and a patent related to the anti-cancer drug ET-743 (Yolendis® or trabectedin).
I have worked on projects from multiple environments. A small sampling of the diversity is listed here:
'Analyzing meta-omic data for novel organisms with the goal of finding new drug candidates for infectious diseases and cancers'
'Meta-omic study of the Mid-Cayman Rise hydrothermal vent systems, some of the deepest in the world'
'Studying novel nitrite oxidizers in the deep sea'
'Studying airborne bacteria in earth's lower stratosphere and troposphere with NASA'
You can also find an updated list of my publications, here.