I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Macalester College. I received my PhD at the University of Minnesota under the multi-disciplinary guidance of Prof. John V. Carlis and Prof. Timothy J. Griffin. Prior to joining Macalester I worked at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. I also worked as a database consultant for GEMS and as a research scientist at the Masonic Cancer Center.
My research interest is in bioinformatics. I use computer science techniques and emerging technologies to develop accurate and scalable bioinformatics tools. Currently, the two main areas of my research are clinical genomics and agroinformatics. As an example, I recently developed a tool for detecting clinically relevant small deletions in the human genome.
In the classroom, I work to build an inclusive environment where all students can thrive. My goal is to facilitate mastery of core concepts and teach students independent problem solving to prepare them for lifelong self-directed learning.