I live and play in the city of San Francisco. Love artsy/off-kilter girls, and have been seen taking tumbles on my bike around town after a beer or two.
At the moment I’m writing grant proposals, giving lectures, writing code and doing research for a bioinformatics company with a few friends, calling itself GeneDrop. You might have also seen me at Bio+Tech, for which I share responsibility with a couple of other colleagues.
Recently, I’ve been helping companies like Nebula, HealthTap, and Novartis. At Nebula I helped develop genomic analysis pipelines on OpenStack. While at HealthTap I worked on stemming algorithms for medical queries. Meanwhile I spent over two years at Novartis as a process development engineer, at their San Carlos campus , focused on particle engineering with liposome based nanoscale substructures.
My first real taste of research, not counting the 4th grade show & tell where I made a T4 phage paper mache, came after hearing about a new lab on campus with a big electron gun. The Misono lab was modeling membrane-bound receptors in human arteries, retina & nervous system using X-ray crystallography. For me it sparked a love affair with in silico tools and methods, that seems to get stronger every year.