BMCDB Graduate Student
Kristen is a third-year doctoral student in the Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group at the UC Davis Genome Center. Kristen developed a passion for science at an early age, but learned to code only once joining the Korf lab in 2011. Since then, her curiosity for all things technical has truly exploded. Her research centers on understanding the complex composition of milk at the proteomic and transcriptomic levels in human and macaque. This research involves the development of new experimental and analytic methods. Her previous training in the wet lab and current training in bioinformatics analysis meld together as she investigates her doctoral thesis. She is a NIH T32 Biotechnology Fellow and an active member of the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology Program.
Kristen is often involved in the regional scientific and technical communities especially for young researchers. She served as the 2013 Summer Immersion Program Instructor for Girls Who Code and is currently a Science Communications Fellow for the Powerhouse Science Center. When she is not in the lab, Kristen enjoys DIY projects and spending time with her family.
Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Milk Biology
Nov 26, 2013: Ian Korf writes a News & Views piece for Nature Methods about two new comparisons of programs that work with RNA-seq data
Sep 24, 2013: An article on genome assembly by My Science Work includes an interview with Keith Bradnam about Assemblathon 2 & 3.
Aug 12, 2013: Biome Magazine includes a piece that features Ian Korf discussing a novel platform for bioinformatics education (with Daniel Barker)
Jul 22, 2013: The News blog at Nature.com writes about the Assemblathon 2 paper.
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