In my last blog post I mentioned that I had a decision to
make regarding the next leg of my academic adventures. I am excited to share that I have indeed
started working with the Laboratory of Genomics, Evolution and Development (GED),
under Dr. Titus Brown.
Briefly, GED intersects computational prowess with
biological science in efforts to answer questions that have been nagging the
scientific community for years. While
this type of research is common both academia and industry, every step in our
endeavor is publicly published in real-time.
This is an exciting step for me as those of you whom I know
outside of this little universe we call the internet can imagine. I have always
held the belief that no matter how much you learn, invest or just plain
experience if you don’t share your ideas they will die. By sharing we manifest a community that will
lead to larger breakthroughs in shorter amounts of time. Titus’ and the entire lab share this belief,
making it a fun and productive environment.
What does this all mean? Well, it means I get to talk about
my work! Even better: You get to contribute you’re knowledge, crazy ideas and
suggestions to the whole process.