I am a postdoctoral scholar in computational biology with Professor Lior Pachter at the California Institute for Quantitative Sciences at UC Berkeley. I am a recent transplant into the field of computational biology; my dissertation was on theoretical physics. My broad interest is in the underlying mathematical models for biological problems. More specifically, I am interested in applications of statistical modeling, machine learning, and graph theory to biological contexts. My current research is on the assembly of a highly repetitive DNA sequences from next-generation sequencing data and on the effects of population structure on associations between genetic variation and gene expression.