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I’m a Military research scientist interested in systems biology, systems toxicology, environmental health, military operational medicine, and clinical decision support. My computing interests include R, RStudio, ShinyApps, Text Mining, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Python. I’ve had more than 18 years of research experience, 11 years experience in military research, and I love learning new things. I’m most excited and passionate about data science and becoming the best data scientist possible.

As an Army Officer, I have demonstrated executive leadership and management skills, with expertise in basic and applied research, preclinical and clinical research, and advanced development and regulatory affairs. I’ve managed multimillion dollar per year intramural research programs funded through the Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP), Defense Health Program (DHP), and Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). I’ve managed day-to-day operations in a research laboratory setting with up to fourteen scientists, routinely briefed senior leaders, provided strategic and operational planning, conflict resolution, and staffing management. I have proven ability to identify solutions to military problems, identify and successfully compete for and acquire new sources of funding, lead multidisciplinary teams, and collaborate within the DoD, Army, federal agencies, private industry, and academic institutions.

My Skills Include:

  • Data Science and Statistical Computing: R Software/RStudio, Statistical Analysis, Data Mining, Predictive Modeling, Text Mining, Data Visualization

  • Basic Research and Applied Research: Cell Culture, Real Time qPCR, Western Blotting, Flow Cytometry, Histopathology, In Vitro, In Vivo and Ex Vivo Models, Transcriptomics (Partek, GCOS, Expression Console, GeneTitan, Illumina HiScan), Proteomics (Waters NanoAquity UPLC, Thermo Orbitrap Velos MS/MS, Thermo Proteome Discoverer 1.3, Scaffold Q+ 4.2.1), and Metabolomics

  • Research Adminstration and Regulatory Affairs: Clinical Protocols, Institutional Review Board (IRC), Animal Protocols, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Grant Proposals, Publications, Reproducible Research, Regulatory Strategy (IND/NDA/BLA/IDE/510K/PMA Submissions, Investigator Brochures, Device Description, Predicate Analysis, Classification, Risk Analysis), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Clinical Practices (GCP), and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), and Design Controls

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-6430-5888

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