Currently, I’m working at QIAGEN Bioinformatics as Director of Global Product Management, Genomic Analysis. It’s a rather long way of saying I’m the GPM for the CLC Genomics Workbench portfolio of bioinformatics software.

I graduated from the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture in 1999 with a B.S.Ag. in Plant Biology, and later completed a Ph.D. in Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics in 2006 from the University of Maryland, College Park. I’ve published in the areas of microbial genomics, viral host-pathogen interaction studies, and translational control of gene expression. Prior to joining QIAGEN, I was a Senior Advisor for Biosurveillance and Genomics at MRIGlobal and focused on developing bioinformatics methods for microbial forensics and field-based metagenomics.

Feel free to chat me up on Twitter (@bioinformer) on anything related to microbial genomics, D&D, mixing EDM music, what is (and is not) an “Old Fashioned”, how to split wood correctly, or backpacking…  😉

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