Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Undergraduate institution: Brigham Young University
Undergraduate major: Bioinformatics
My research interests are: Microbiomes, biomedical informatics, maternal/fetal health, immunology, genetics, and more.
Thesis Advisor and Lab: Dr. Caitlin Howe
Research in Progress Title or Thesis Title: The relationship of cardiometabolic measures and glucose concentrations in pregnancy with placental function, health, and molecular biology.
Career track: Both Industry and Academia
My career goals are: To make a positive difference in learning more about human health and applying our learnings to the public setting. I hope to bridge research and application.
I have technical expertise in : I worked as a software developer for about a year before starting the PhD program and can code fluently in R, R Shiny, Python, Java, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, C++ and more. I am also familiar with Github and Gitlab
I also have extensive knowledge with database maintenance, including SQL
Other professional accomplishments of note: Current Publications:
Tierney BT, Anderson E, Tan Y, Claypool K, Tangirala S, Kostic AD, et al. (2021) Leveraging vibration of effects analysis for robust discovery in observational biomedical data science. PLoS Biol 19(9): e3001398. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001398
Piccolo, S. R., Ence, Z. E., Anderson, E. C., Chang, J. T., & Bild, A. H. (2021). Simplifying the development of portable, scalable, and reproducible workflows. ELife, 10. https://doi.org/10.7554/elife.71069
Anderson, C., Teuscher, A., Anderson, E., Larsen, A., Shirley, J., & Farrell, R. (2021). Have fun storming the castle(s)! 2021 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). https://doi.org/10.1109/wacv48630.2021.00375
I chose QBS because: I was excited about the opportunity to get a better grasp of a variety of statistical methods and was interested in the relationship QBS has with the business school and other graduate programs. I was also interested in the area and wanted to explore New Hampshire/Vermont more.
Recreational Interests: Running, playing the piano/violin/guitar, snowshoeing, graphic and logo design, watercolor, and family history research.