- To develop a research platform in support of investigations of cancer phenotype--genotype correlations across species.
- B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Oregon
- M.S. in Computer Science, Specialization in Parallel and Distributed Computing with Bioinformatics, University of Oregon
- Began with the Zebrafish Information Network (ZFIN) eventually specialized in large scale data exchanges, though early on learning every aspect of creating and maintaining a model organism database was necessary.
- Performed RDF triple store / Semantic Web experiments for the Museum of Natural History, Boulder. Largely focused around the roles and life cycles of specimen and occurrence identifiers.
- Porting and running NCAR Climate simulations on UO's largish (2700 cores) cluster.
- Designing and building PostGIS databases to integrate and make spacial queries on continental scale climate, mammal occurrence and census data over the last century.