I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow with Rafael Irizarry in biostatistics and computational biology at the Data-Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I received my PhD in statistics at the University of North Carolina with Professors Yufeng Liu, J.S. Marron, and D. Neil Hayes where I worked on problems in statistical (machine) learning and bioinformatics. Between graduate school and joining the Irizarry lab, I spent two years as a bioinformatician at Roche Sequencing in the Bay Area. My undergraduate degree in mathematics was completed at Pomona College with Professor Jo Hardin.
My research interests lie broadly in the development of statistical methods and accompanying computational tools (most often in R) for processing and analyzing data related to human health and biology. Most often, this has involved working with data generated by modern high-throughput technologies for molecular biology.