Data Scientist: bioinformatics | genomics | phylogenomics
I’m a Senior Clinical Informatics Scientist at Invitae, a human genetic testing company committed to making genetic information affordable and accessible to everyone who can benefit from it.
My background is in evolutionary biology, with deep knowledge of bioinformatics, genomics, phylogenomics, and computational biology. I started my academic career as a molecular systematist studying plants in the high Andes and developed novel approaches to generate genomic data quickly and cost effectively. With all the data I was generating, programming became a useful tool and later one of my passions.
When I am not analyzing data, I enjoys traveling, running, and photography. I have lived in three different continents, backpacked around the world twice visiting over 35 countries, and have had photos featured by Lonely Planet and NPR.
After my postdoctoral appointments, I worked for two years as a data scientist at Phylagen, a data analytics company leveraging machine learning to harness the vast, unseen world of microbiomes. I got to work with large NGS datasets, combining my love for bioinformatics, big data, and biodiversity.