The new genius who was here before, but not was not mentioned when I first joined the lab because this genius was not (as far as I knew) actually a part of the lab…yet. Sure, his name floated around in the Su Lab chat channels, but he was not physcially present presumably because he was in another lab. I also saw him during some of the Su Lab meetings, but then again, there are also other labs which show up during these meetings, so his status was still unclear to me. What is clear is that the new genius who was here before, but not is a genius. Not only did he give a fascinating presentation on one of his research projects, he also has an MHS in Public Health AND an MD, which makes the new genius who was here before, but not the perfect person to conduct research on developing open source translational bioinformatics methods to advance personalized medicine.
Specifically, Erick’s research projects include:
- Developing statistical methods for adaptive enrichment in clinical trials with extensions to post-hoc subgroup analyses.
- Analyzing phased whole genome sequence data from the Wellderly Study
- Developing computational tools for a massively-multiplexed and inexpensive gene expression assay (Rnl2-based RASLseq)
Additionally, the new genius who was here before, but not is a pro when it comes to the Pacific Symposium for Biocomputing (PSB) and has dispensed great advice to the genius-in-charge with insane mental organizational skills on how to best enjoy the conference.
On a side note: In case you missed it, the genius-in-charge with insane mental organizational skills and the Young-dad-in-charge-of-too-many-crazy-projects genius along with some others will be helping to chair the session on crowdsourcing and data mining at PSB. Though it’s too late to submit a manuscript on this session topic, it isn’t too late to register for the conference.