EDCB PhD Program
I am a PhD student in the Computational and Quantitative Biology (EDCB) program at EPFL. Originally from the United States, I completed my BSc in Molecular Biology and Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh before working as a research fellow at EMBL Heidelberg.
During my studies, I have been captivated by the concept of temporal omics and bioinformatics in light of the big data boom and advances in next-generation sequencing technologies. One ambition of my PhD is to help bridge the gap between experimental and computational approaches, since the most important discoveries in biology will ultimately benefit from a union of these perspectives. I am using single-cell transcriptomic methods to explore the developing nervous system and eye in several species. I am also contributing to expansion of the bioinformatics toolkit available to the single-cell community. I enjoy collaborating as part of an interdisciplinary team and at a university with a strong reputation for working at the interface of biology and computation.
- Systems biology
- Python programming
- Technology development
- Hiking and trekking
PhD in Computational and Quantitative Biology (ongoing)
BSc in Molecular Biology and Computer Science (minor in Chemistry), 2017
University of Pittsburgh