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Work Experience

industry

From May 2019 to August 2019, I will be a software engineering intern at Lucid Software, a software company that builds graphical web applications for visual productivity (LucidChart) and design and brand management (LucidPress).

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. This semester, I am a project manager who is leading a team of developers to build a software product for a TBD company.

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 a library of Tcl, Expect, and bash scripts to automate the management and configuration of hundreds of network switches, and further expanded APL's secure network throughout shuttle routes.

research

From January 2019 to May 2019, I was an undergraduate student researcher in the Molecular Cell Biomechanics Laboratory at UC Berkeley under Prof. Mohammad Mofrad and Dr. Mohammad Soheilypour. I worked on building a computational pipeline to assemble, annotate, and analyze paired-end DNA sequencing reads from human gut microbiome metagenomes. The data are pre-processed through this pipeline, then used to simulate gut metabolite compositions over time in Crohn's disease patients to test potential cures and diets.

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.

publications

  • 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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