Tell us about your research.
I do front-end software development for a website called cbioportal.org which is a tool for the visualization of large-scale cancer genomics.
What are your motivations behind choosing your area of research?
I have really enjoyed working in cancer research and I have wanted to try my hand at software engineering for a while, so it's exciting to work on a project that's at the intersection of both
Why did you choose Weill Cornell Graduate School for your graduate studies?
I think Weill had a great computational biology program that was exactly what I was looking for.
What sets Weill Cornell apart from other institutions?
I was looking forward to working in interdisciplinary environments, which Weill is great for!
What has been your most rewarding experience at Weill Cornell?
I have enjoyed exploring a bunch of different areas of research, specifically those to which I was completely new. Everyone here has been extremely supportive and there has been a lot of room for growth. Overall it's been really fun figuring out what I'd like to do moving forward!
What are your plans after you graduate?
I'm hoping to find a software engineering-related job in healthcare.