I have accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Duke University, where my primary appointment is in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Department, and I am a member of the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy. Please email me if you are currently applying for postdoc positions and are interested in joining my lab in fall 2012!
I received a K99/R00 award from the NIH (NHGRI).
My thesis research involved predicting protein molecular function using a phylogenetic-based methodology that captures how molecular function evolves in a protein family, which is encoded in a statistical graphical model.
Before grad school, I worked for two years at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, developing planning software and algorithms for autonomous spacecraft. During grad school, I spent a summer at Google Research working on hierarchical Dirichlet processes and implementing mean field methods for parameter estimation using MapReduce. After grad school, I spent a year working at 23andMe, considering statistical models for analysis of genomic data.
My postdoctoral work includes the following projects (see Research for more information):