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Work Experience


Since September 2017, I have been a software developer for Berkeley CodeBase, a student organization at UC Berkeley that builds real-world computer science experience by providing software solutions for startups in the Bay area.

Over the past few semesters, I have built a full-stack plasmid map visualization tool for Zymergen, a machine-learning genomics research group, and a full-stack web administration portal for Beam, a mobile banking service.

From May 2018 to August 2018, I was a network engineering intern at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL), a defense contractor specializing in space exploration and military technology research. I wrote scripts to automate the management and configuration of hundreds of network switches, and further expanded APL's secure network throughout shuttle routes.


Since February 2019, I have been an undergraduate student researcher in the Molecular Cell Biomechanics Laboratory at UC Berkeley under Prof. Mohammad Mofrad and Mohammad Soheilypour. I'm currently working on building a computational pipeline to analyze human gut microbiome metagenomics data for modeling metabolite composition.

From May 2016 to June 2017, I was a student researcher at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK/NIH) in the Genetics of Development and Disease Branch, under Dr. Jeffery Miller. I studied the effects of puromycin selection on the transcriptomes of primary human erythroblasts. To do this, we transduced cell lines with 2 different lentiviral vectors that conferred puromycin resistance and examined differences in RNA-Seq profiles by integrating bioinformatic scripts such as Cufflinks and TopHat. I was awarded as a Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) Semifinalist for my work.

From July 2015 to August 2015, I was a research intern at the University of Maryland Dept. of Geographical Sciences under Dr. Chengquan Huang. I studied Landsat data and images to determine the different types and amounts of land cover and vegetation/carbon dynamics throughout the United States.


  • RL, Guo & Lee, Y. Terry & C, Byrnes & JL, Miller. (2017). Puromycin Selection Confounds the RNA-Seq Profiles of Primary Human Erythroblasts. Transcriptomics: Open Access. 05. 10.4172/2329-8936.1000140. [link]
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