Kyle Ambert

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Part 1

It’s that time of the year: the time when we’re asked to cast aside the comfort of our respective cubicles to congregate together and justify the time & $ that’s been poured into us, sharing all that we’ve learned & discovered. Yes, a seasoned grad. student will recognize this as a somewhat optimistic take on what can sometimes be a multi-day string of tiring/frustrating experiences, and perhaps this is true. For, although I believe I … Read More

“So…what is it you do again?”

Like most Ph.D. students, I am wired for academic obsession. Being able to toil over the unanswered questions in life is something of an asset in this particular line of work, but is not without liability. What do I do? It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer. Pursue my dreams? Plunge the depths of the biomedical unknown?  Boldly go where no Informatician has gone before? After two years in Oregon Health & Science University’s Bioinformatics … Read More



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