I am an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Reed College. My research explores different ways to computationally model biological systems, 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 on 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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Summer 2022
I am delighted to co-organize the 7th International Workshop on Computational Network Biology: Modeling Analysis, and Control (CNB-MAC '22) which will be held alongside ACM-BCB in Chicago, IL. See the website for more details, including paper, highlight, and poster submissions. https://cnbmac.org/
Are you an undergraduate and want to attend a computational biology conference? We invite applications for students to receive registration and housing for ACM-BCB '22 on Aug 7-10 in Chicago, IL. The award is open to any undergraduate from a 2-year or 4-year institution, but preference will be given to applicants within driving distance of Chicago. The application is short, and is now open. See the award website for more details.
A lot has happened since the group's last (2020) news! I'm now on sabbatical, we published a few more papers, and we have a bunch of summer research students. It's going to be a full summer!
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