I am a Research Data Analyst in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. The main focus of our research is to find the genetic causes of mood disorders and use these findings to develop more effective strategies to treat and prevent these disorders.
With recent advances in genomic technologies, this research is becoming increasingly data driven. Our studies generate an enormous amount of data and more than ever we need researchers who know how to manage such large amounts of data, analyze and make sense of it, and present the findings in novel ways that facilitate rather than obscure meaningful interpretation.
At Johns Hopkins, I collaborate with Clinicians, Biologists, Biostatisticians and Bioinformaticians to develop pipelines for analysis of various high throughput genomic experiments.
I received my B.S. in Computer Science from Linfield College in May 2005. I then worked full-time for a year as a tutor coordinator for the Upward Bound program at North Lake Community College. I received my M.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from George Mason University in August 2008 after which I started working as a programmer analyst at Johns Hopkins.