I was a postdoc for nearly 4 years at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in the Bork group. Research topics ranged from the evolution and regulation of bacterial genes to mapping Human SNPs to 3D protein structures. I've had extensive lecturing experience at several colleges and universities including the University of Rochester, City College of San Francisco and University of Heidelberg. I have a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in Molecular and Evolutionary Biology and completed my undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University in Zoology and Art History.
Currently CSO at OpenHelix, training scientists on the use of publicly available databases and resources and keeping a blog up-to-date.
I live in San Francisco with my husband, 2 daughters and various other living organisms... some wanted, some unwanted.
Interests in biology include evolutionary biology, personal genomics and comparative genomics. Outside of biology include history (Asian), knitting, gardening, cooking, hiking and an eclectic mix of whatever catches my interest hour by hour.