This site is intended to be a simple warehouse for information about me, projects of mine, and contact information.
N.B. This site is in the middle of a redesign. Most of the projects hosted here were written in hand-coded HTML/CSS in 2011, so they look very different from the main page (now made-over with the help of Twitter Bootstrap).
I am a bioinformatics Ph.D. candidate at Penn State University, working with Anton Nekrutenko. My background is in biology, with a B.S. from Georgetown in the subject. But this website is the product of my computer science education at the bioinformatics master's program at Johns Hopkins University.
Current as of November 2014.
A poster I presented in August 2012 detailing my summer work at the NIH creating a comparative genomics software tool from an existing web application.
The Extraction of Native Giardia lamblia Actin Through Differential Detergent Treatment
Accepted May 2008.
This page lists the projects hosted on this site and some other highlights, but Github is where you'll find a wider selection of my work. The repositories range from little, unpolished personal scripts to full-fledged, published genomics tools.
A personal productivity web application which allows extremely quick and simple note-taking on user-created pages. Uses Perl CGI scripting, MySQL, HTML5, and Apache configuration. (Feel free to use it if you find it convenient. I sure do.)
A tool I wrote in my research at Penn State. The Variant Annotator is part of a pipeline for discovering heteroplasmies in mitochondrial DNA. It filters sequence data, uncovering low frequency variants. You can find it in the Galaxy Toolshed here. More information can be found in the papers in BioTechniques and Genome Biology.
A project to produce a personalized graphic based on an individual's genome sequence. Written in Python, using the Python Imaging Library. Also in the Galaxy Toolshed (here).
Several little tools and scripts I wrote for my own use. They're listed on a Notepad page so they're easy to update frequently.