I am a PhD student at the University of Minnesota studying structural bioinformatics problems under George Karypis. My main research interests are in computational prediction of protein interactions with DNA and small molecules (ligands) and in developing machine learning tools to predict protein structure. I will graduate in the Spring of 2012 and am currently exploring tenure track and post doctoral job opportunities.
I also have a strong commitment to teaching and have enjoyed several college teaching experiences, at the University of Minnesota and Concordia University of St. Paul.
Outside of academia I am an avid squash player and have been actively involved in the University of Minnesota Squash Club. I am serving as its president for the 2011-2012 school year.
I also play the alto saxophone and years ago played lead alto in the top U of MN jazz ensemble. Though grad school has taken precedence, I still occasionally jam with former band memebers on jazz standards.