I joined Genentech in July 2012. Prior to this I was at SDSC/UCSD designing and implementing large scale high performance computing systems for scientists. I was attracted to Genentech because of its unique combination of a collaborative academic research environment and a desire to translate that knowledge into potentially life saving therapeutics.
I lead the software engineering effort in bioinformatics. While Genentech is not known for being a software company, there are significant software engineering challenges in managing the vast amount of data generated by research at Genentech. The reward for solving these problems when applied to drug development are far greater than many other fields involved in large scale data discovery.
My group uses cutting edge software tools and modern software engineering practices to develop a wide range of applications to support research at Genentech. From LIMS systems that ingest and manage data to analysis tools, we seek ways to simplify a scientist’s interaction with data in order to maximize understanding.