Curriculum Vitae

Education
  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, 2007
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA

  • B.S in Biochemistry with Honors, 1999
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY USA
Professional Experience
  • Application Programmer (July 2016 - Present)
    Pediatric Neprhology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI USA
    Developing software tools to facilitate analysis of gene expression data and optimizing pipelines for performing data analyis using Next-Generation Sequencing techniques. Using bioinformatics techniques to perform research into the genetic basis of Nephrotic Syndrome (NS) in clinical samples. Maintaining linux servers for in house computational needs.

  • Programmer Analyst (August 2014 - July 2016)
    Pathology Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA
    Developing software tools to facilitate the acquisition and analysis of gene expression and flow cytometry data. Using bioinformatics techniques to perform research into the variation of the human immune response to the influenza vaccine. Maintaining linux servers for in house computational needs.

  • Research Programmer and Cluster Administrator (May 2007 - July 2014)
    Pathology Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA
    Responsible for maintenance and support of departmental high-performance computing cluster. Also involved in the development of numerous in-house applications for use by department faculty, staff, and students in facilitating research. Directly involved in bioinformatic and statistical analysis of data for a wide variety of research projects. Current research is described on the home page.

  • Research Technician and Lab Manager (1999-2001)
    Microbiology & Immunology Department, Upstate Medical University, State University of New York (SUNY), Syracuse, NY USA
    Responsible for maintenance of the lab and training of new members. Research focused on understanding cellular functions required for varicella zoster virus(VZV) replication in human host cells. Experimental work focused on cloning of VZV genome into a bacterial system to enable easy manipulation for gene expression studies.
Computer Skills
  • Statistical Packages: R with Bioconductor, S-Plus, some experience with SPSS and SAS
  • Computer Languages: C, C++, Java
  • Scripting Languages: Perl, PHP, Bash, Python
  • Relational Databases: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle
  • Applications: Microsoft Office Suite (all versions), GNUplot, Adobe Illustrator, SQLite3
  • Operating Systems: Unix/Linux, MacOS X, Windows