Hi there. I started out as a developmental biologist (did lots of in situ hybridizations, fate-mapping with fluorescent dextrans, confocal imaging, that sort of thing) turned genomicist turned bench-and-data-scientist hybrid.
My work these days (along with this fantastic team) focuses on using and generating tools to tackle basic questions about how cells go wrong and how we can make them better, and the approach that seems to work the best is just to measure everything - I mean everything - to see how sick cells respond to candidate treatments. It's working nicely.
I also like to play outside and work with my hands when possible (butchering, fixing old cars). Can't sit in front of a computer all the time.