I'm a Senior Biocuration Scientist in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University, currently working with the Saccharomyces Genome Database in the laboratory of Dr. J. Michael Cherry. I received my A.B. in Botany at UC Berkeley, and my Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry at Harvard University, where I studied yeast telomeres in the laboratory of Dr. Jack Szostak. My recent bench research has focused on using whole-genome DNA and RNA sequencing, ChIP-Seq, array-CGH, and other “omics” methods to broadly explore evolution in yeast, and particularly the genome structures and genome evolution of industrial yeasts (lager, ale, wine, ethanol, bread).
Honors & Awards
Graduate research fellowship, NSF
Senior postdoctoral fellowship, American Cancer Society (1991-1993)
ADVANCE fellow award, NSF (2004-2007)
Education & Certifications
A.B., University of California, Berkeley, Botany (1978)
Ph.D., Harvard University, Biological Chemistry; Yeast telomeres (1988)