Research Data Scientist
B.A., Biology, Kalamazoo College, MI
B.A., East Asian Studies, Kalamazoo College, MI
Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
What brought you to the Coon lab?
I was attracted to the Coon Lab by the talented people, impressive resources, and abundance of interesting data. During my work as a graduate student, I came to appreciate mass spectrometry as a powerful means to measure complex phenotypes, increasingly relevant to biotechnology, and complementary to my background in microbial genomics and drug discovery. I was impressed by the lab’s track record of commercializing their technology and saw an opportunity to learn and grow in the field of a mass spectrometry alongside some of its foremost leaders.
“I was attracted to the Coon Lab by the talented people, impressive resources, and abundance of interesting data.”
What does your work in the lab entail?
In addition to conducting and supervising independent research in computational biology, I am in charge of leading the lab’s software development and informatics efforts. This includes managing, optimizing, and expanding computational infrastructure as well as supporting various research projects with tailored bioinformatics analysis. My overarching research interests include microbiology, analytical chemistry, precision medicine, and artificial intelligence.
The Coon Research Group is always on the lookout for new members. Interested graduate students should apply to the graduate program in Chemistry or the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) doctoral program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.