I am an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Reed College. My research explores different ways to model biological systems using computers, concentrating on how diseases such as cancer affect these systems.

Before joining Reed in 2015, I was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, working with T. M. Murali. I developed graph and hypergraph algorithms for signaling pathway prediction.

I received my PhD in 2012 from the Department of Computer Science at Brown University, advised by Ben Raphael (who is now at Princeton). My dissertation focused on analyzing structural variants in human and cancer genomes. I received my Master's from Brown in 2008 for work in motif identification from phosphoproteomic data.

I received my undergraduate degree from Carleton College in 2006. Advised by Dave Musicant, I worked with chemists to develop useful and scalable tools to analyze atmospheric particles.

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March 2018
I am attending an AWS workshop at Portland State University to learn about using cloud computing resources for research.
Happy Spring Break!
Congratulations to Simon Couch '22, who won a Reed College Science Research Fellowship (RCSRF) for his proposal on differentially private hypothesis testing.
I'm on the Posters Committee and Faculty Scholarships Committee for the Grace Hopper Celebation for Women in Computing (GHC 18). Good luck applicants!
February 2018
I attended SIGCSE 2018 in Baltimore, MD. You can find faculty materials for my talk, "Programming the Central Dogma", on the Bio131 website as well as on repl.it.
I'm on the Program Committee for the 9th ACM Conference on Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB), which will be held in Washington D.C. in late August.
I'm on the Scientific Program Committee of the 2018 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC), which will be held jointly with the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) in Portland, OR, this summer.
I'm reviewing applications for the NCWIT Collegiate Award - good luck applicants!
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Biology Department
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202-8199

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