I'm Ben, a computational biologist, genomic detective, and entrepreneur.
I'm currently the Head of Bioinformatics at Formic Labs, where I lead product development. More to come on that soon!
Before that, I led the bioinformatics team at Loyal, an early-stage biotech startup dedicated to extending the lifespan and healthspan of dogs. Loyal is generating and mining massive epigenetic datasets to characterize aging at an unprecedented resolution, and developing companion canines as a translational model for aging research.
Previously, I did my PhD in Dr. Ami Bhatt's lab at Stanford University, where I used advanced genomic techniques to study the human microbiome. I'm proud to say I characterized the first examples of bacteria transmitted between the gut microbiome of adults and of phages transmitted from the gut microbiome of a mother to the gut microbiome of her infant.
Recent Blog Posts
- Bioinformatics in the cloud, on a budget 2022-10-22
- Getting a industry job after grad school 2022-10-02
- Why are bioinformatics workflows different? 2022-08-14
- Deploying redun to AWS Batch – troubleshooting 2022-07-05
- Trying out redun – the newest workflow manager on the block 2022-07-05
- Rare transmission of commensal and pathogenic bacteria in the gut microbiome of hospitalized adults (2) 2022-02-02
- Rare transmission of commensal and pathogenic bacteria in the gut microbiome of hospitalized adults (1) 2022-02-01
Computational biology research projects