I am a Research Faculty at The University of Kentucky (UK) through the Division of Biomedical Informatics, UK College of Medicine and a KL2 scholar through the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. I am working with the Markey Cancer Center (MCC) Cancer Research Informatics Shared Resource Facility (CRI) to manage their high-performance computing services. My research interests include the testing and validation of genomic sequence analysis tools and biological simulations for drug discovery and development.
I obtained my PhD in Genome Science and Technology (GST) at the University of Tennessee (UT) where I was also a member of the SCALE-IT program. SCALE-IT (Scalable Computing and Leading Edge Innovative Technologies) is an NSF-IGERT funded program that aims to integrate the fields of computer science and quantitative biology in order to reach new insights on biological questions of high societal value. In addition to my training through GST and SCALE-IT, I obtained a minor in computational science through the IGMCS (Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Computational Science) program at the University of Tennessee.