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.


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Data Science D-Mun-strations
Rubik's Cube configurations May 2024
Mapping mazes from the inside April 2024
Methods for Solving Protein Structures
Metaculus Journal, 2022
The Path to Controlling Cancer
Metaculus Journal, 2021
The Neverending Interview
The Cooper Square Review, 2019

Et cetera


I collaborated with Jin Angdoo on a short experimental film about proteins. It was runner-up for the Symbiosis Award at the Imagine Science Film Festival 2019.

I am the Website Manager for the COVID-19 National Scientist Volunteer Database. I also designed the logos for both NSVD and EndCoronavirus.org:


I created a web app to convert any image into a printable paint by number outline. I sold the site to Paintable Pictures.