I am currently a bioinformatics scientist at personal genome diagnostics (Pgdx) in baltimore, md. i help develop bioinformatic software to detect variants in cancer genomes, which enable personalized approaches to treatment.
I received my doctoral degree in biological sciences from the University of Maryland in Jacques Ravel's lab. My project identified key RNA regulatory mechanisms to the host defense in the human vaginal microbiome. Prior to this, I worked in collaboration with Drexel University and GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals to computationally discover novel mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions during respiratory viral and bacterial infection. Part of this work was applied toward completion of my Master of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
I have undertaken several projects that span my interest of combining computational and experimental biology. A listing of these projects can be found via the Projects page. I am currently working on projects that use computational/bioinformatic and experimental methods to analyze transcriptomic and genomic data so that it can be used to solve clinical problems.