I am a staff scientist in the Palmer Lab at UC San Diego and in the Genomic Data Modeling Lab at Seattle Children's Research Institute and University of Washington. I use computational approaches to study genomic regulatory variation and to integrate transcriptomic genetic associations with complex traits. I created and manage the RatGTEx Portal. I am also developing tools for extracting information from RNA-seq data.
I received my PhD in Quantitative and Computational Biology from Princeton University, advised by Mona Singh. My research involved amino acid substitution impact (DeMaSk), cancer mutations in zinc finger domains, and linking gene expression with tissue morphology. As an undergraduate at the University of North Texas, I majored in Biology and conducted computational microbiome research with Qunfeng Dong.
I created a web app to convert any image into a printable paint by number outline.