Love science and research? I do! I’m an extremely enthusiastic researcher with a Ph.D. from the Cell and Molecular Biology program offered jointly from SDSU and UCSD. My dissertation research was on viral persistence in the stem cells of the central nervous system. I enjoy engaging in cross-functional, multi-disciplinary, collaborative team endeavors. I am meticulous in organizing and documenting my research findings and have created customized databases for improved knowledge management. I also enjoy coding/programming and building computers on the side, and have created/managed web sites and databases for academic life science laboratories. I hope to help facilitate the Su Lab’s collaborative efforts.
My Publications can be found on my Google Scholar page.
Ph.D., Biology, UCSD/SDSU Cell/Molecular Bio. Joint Doc. Program
MBA, Business Administration, San Diego State University (SDSU)
BS, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
BS, Psychology, University of California, San Diego
Posted by ginger on Dec 29, 2016 in research, staff-scientist, Su lab, Su lab members | 0 comments
There are a LOT of projects going on in the Su Lab–so many, that it’s hard to keep track of them all. By now, I’ve posted year-end summaries for some of the major projects in the lab including: MyGene.info: MyGene.info 2016 Year-end review MyVariant.info: 2016–More incredible for MyVariant.info than MyGene.info Gene Wiki / WikiData: 2016–A busy year for Gene Wiki...
Posted by ginger on Dec 28, 2016 in myvariant.info, myvariant.py | 0 comments
As mentioned in MyGene.info’s year-end review, the team behind both services have been very productive. In addition to all the work they did on MyGene.info (and the back-end/BioThings services behind both MyGene.info and MyVariant.info, they made the following improvements to MyVariant.info this year: -2016.01.06: ClinVar data structure overhauled -2016.01.18: ClinVar data updated...
Posted by ginger on Dec 27, 2016 in BD2K, BioGPS, mygene.info, mygene.py, publications | 0 comments
It has been a busy year for the MyGene.info team as they worked to apply the lessons they learned in building MyGene.info and MyVariant.info towards a BioThings framework, and the generation of additional services. At this rate, 2017 is on track to be a very interesting year. In 2016, aside from all the BioThings improvements happening behind-the-scenes, MyGene.info saw a number of improvements...
Posted by ginger on Dec 26, 2016 in big data, biocuration, conference, Gene Wiki, poster, presentation, publication, semantic wikipedia, wiki, Wikidata, wikipedia | 0 comments
I knew it! Last year, I struggled with the year-end post for the Gene Wiki/WikiData (AKA the Gene WikiData) project because the Gene WikiData team was incredibly active. I learned my lesson, and attempted to better track their activity earlier this year with a running tally. Still, the Gene WikiData team was so productive, I still had trouble keeping up with everything they did! They’ve...
Posted by ginger on Dec 23, 2016 in citizen science, crowdsourcing, games, mark2cure, press | 0 comments
We just have three quick pieces of news to share: NIH/NCATS which funds our research has decided to do a feature story on Mark2Cure. This would NEVER have happened without your contributions to the project, so THANK YOU! You can find the feature here: https://ncats.nih.gov/pubs/features/citizen-science (For those of you who have sent us bug reports or helped us with Ux testing, THANK YOU many,...