Derick's Blog

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I was born in western New York state but have lived and attended school in Missouri and Boston.

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where I focused on biology and almostminored in biochemistry.

I attended Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences where I studied mRNA processing in yeast and earned my phD.

I worked as a post doctoral student at The Laboratory for Molecular Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

After a couple of years I used my skill in interpreting genomic variants to join a small start up called Tempus labs It's been five years and I have expanded the breadth of my understanding in genetics and have fostered emergent coding skills. I have used those skills to create new assays, support automation in production, and improve processes in between. I'm really excited about the future in genetics and web development. I hope to find a really great position where I can use my fantastic scientific knowledge to inform data analysis, display and the development of modern web applications to view and use the data.