I have a long history in genome sequencing and assembly, with a focus on arthropod genomics.
My educational background is a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Bath University, a PhD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
from Rice University.
Work background includes a stint at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab with Susan Celniker and Gerry Rubin on the Drosophila Genome Project,
and a long period with Richard Gibbs at the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center working on many projects, but a focus on insect genomes including Drosophila pseudoobscura, the Honey Bee, and man other speeches, as well as the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel with Trudy Mackay.
I am currently (2019) working with Harris Lewin at UC Davis to promote and execute the Earth BioGenome Project, which will revolutionize Biology overs the next decade.