IMG_20160730_180415I am a fourth year PhD candidate in the UW Genome Sciences program. Under the joint advisorship of Drs. Michael J. MacCoss and William Stafford Noble, I am investigating how genetic and environmental perturbations alter the yeast proteome by incorporating analytical chemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and machine learning.

My research interest is in high dimensional mass spectrometry proteomics, which combines my formal undergraduate training in biochemistry and molecular biology with my high-throughput ‘omics post-bacc experience and my current computational training. My doctoral thesis work explores potential molecular signatures of longevity in yeast. Before coming to the University of Washington for graduate school, I spent two years in South Korea as a Fulbright scholar and then three years working as a research associate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Outside of research, I am a runner, dog owner, and hiker. Although I completed my first full marathon in 2015, I mostly stick to 5-10k’s with my shelter dog now. I recently began backpacking, combining my enthusiasm for hiking and camping. My long term dream is to spend some time on the Pacific Crest Trail during summer 2018.