Currently I am an independent scientist. Despite my work being supported by a F31 grant from the NIH my department at UVA did not approve of my thesis work. Viewing my work as too important to be censored, I decided to leave my MD/PhD program and fund my work myself. You can read more on why here
My career in science started in the laboratory of John Kuriyan at UC Berkeley, where I graduated as the top
science major with 22 A+'s. I then obtained experience in immunology research at the NIH and taught myself advanced mathematics and how to program. During my first graduate school year in UVA's MD/PhD program I obtained a five year F31 grant and wrote a paper on my paradigm shifting work on tRNA fragments.
As an independent researcher I have published the largest
pan-cancer analysis of prognostic genes, created a TCGA data portal
, developed a PubMed for preprints
, made a mathematical discovery
that allows for detection of fraud in the literature, and developed OncoRank
I consider myself a world leader in protein expression and purification, cancer bioinformatics, small RNA biology, granularity testing, and the open science movement. I am also extremely proficient in Python programming and a capable web developer.
I am interested in careers where I will be able to utilize my background in biology and medicine along with my knowledge of programming and statistics.