I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania working with Dr. Junhyong Kim. My Ph.D. is in Genomics and Computational Biology also from Penn.
My research focus is on the modular organization and composition of RNA
Organization is a recurring theme in biology, pervading all aspects of life. Inherent in this is a notion of modularity and composition, the idea that at a given level of abstraction, it is possible to decompose a system into a set of building-block components, whose combination confers a specificity of function, and which have some degree of functional independence that allows them to be robustly recombined in different ways.
RNA is a biopolymer composed of a linear sequence of four types of nucleotides, whose pairwise energy-minimizing interactions confer the RNA with a three-dimensional folded structure. To what extent do the sequences and structures of RNA molecules have modular properties?
Before coming out to Philadelphia, I was a student at sunny Stanford University, where I majored in Symbolic Systems and also got a masters in computer science. Here's what's left of my old website.
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