I have always enjoyed computer and data science. Bioinformatics allows me to utilize skills from both to solve scientific problems. I am currently working in California Center for Algae Biotechnology (Cal-CAB), using Machine Learning algorithms to improve transcription efficiencies for synthetic promoters.
Hobbies: Photography, Hiking, Working out, Coding, Reading
I’m currently involved in research investigating the 3D structure of the genome and La Jolla Institute. I am also interested in synthetic biology and how it can be applied to disease and production of synthetic materials.
Hobbies: Hiking, Going to the beach
Strongly interested in applying a quantitative mindset to biological research interests. Currently working at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology on smoothing and quality control measures for new advances in chromosome conformation capture. Other interests include scientific policy and the role of mathematics in explaining life’s complexity.
I applied for CS major, but the school sent me an acceptance letter with Bioinformatics. I didn’t know what it was, but as long as I was getting into UCSD, that didn’t matter. Starting out not knowing anything about bioinformatics, I am currently involved in a research at Sanford Consortium investigating on NMD pathway in mouse, hoping to find a correlation with human genome.
Hobbies: Singing, Running, Playing Bb clarinet & soprano saxophone, Coding, Watching Korean TV shows, Sketching
Kritin has been called a Bio-Math major by his CS professor, but he prefers Bioengineering: Bioinformatics. He joined UBIC to help grow the bioinformatics community and to further his interest in this exciting field! He also wants to channel his passion for science by pursuing scientific journalism. On free days, you might find him wandering the streets of San Diego alone, running and reading, learning Go, or hunching over his laptop coding in PFBH.
I have been always passionate about Biology and the importance of knowing it. Upon taking several Computer Science courses, I realized this is something that I see myself doing in the future. So this lead me to choosing Bioinformatics, where I can use computational skills to help solve biological problems.
Hobbies: Graphic designing, Hiking, Boba runs, Random outdoor adventures
I had an early interest in the biological sciences and a later interest in the computational sciences. Bioinformatics allows a merging of the two to promote further discovery. I’m currently working at the La Jolla Institute for allergy and Immunology on sequencing and reproducibility testing of chromosome conformation capture data.
Hobbies: Music, Running, Eating, Adventuring
Originally a Biochemistry major, I switched into Bioinformatics after taking an intro CS course and consulting many advisors and friends. Although I don't know my career focus, I've developed growing interests in synthetic and circadian biology and enjoy my cyanobacteria work in Dr. Susan Golden's lab.
Hobbies: Reading, Baking, Drinking tea, Hoarding books, Fawning over dogs