Dwayne joined the lab in 2015 and works on drug resistance and Prep (a drug that prevents HIV infection). He is now an ARCS scholar! Congrats, Dwayne!
The ARCS website writes about Dwayne: An MBRS-RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) and Genentech Dissertation Scholar, Dwayne’s research interests include the evolution of drug resistance in the Human Immunodeficiency Virus type-1 when exposed to Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). At SFSU, his research is focused on determining whether PrEP increases the number of patients with drug resistance. Dwayne plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in bioinformatics and continuing to study the relationship between HIV drug resistance and patient infection rates. Aside from research, Dwayne enjoys mentoring undergraduates, learning R programming language and teaching locking choreography in dance classes.
Dwayne Evans, Code Lab member since 2015, at the ARCS scholarship dinner.
Our campus is close to the ocean, but we are usually too busy to take advantage of that.
Last week we took the afternoon off to walk to Fort Funston.
Members of the Code Lab at Fort Funston.
After the Summer CoDE Program ended, we had the opportunity to visit Seven Bridges Genomics (https://www.sbgenomics.com/) here in San Francisco for an academic tour. It was a great experience seeing how bioinformatics is used in the industry!
Seven Bridges is a cloud-based company that offers different apps they have created to store, analyze, and interpret bioinformatic data. Some examples of the apps they offer are: RNA-Seq alignments (TopHat), whole genome analysis, ChimeraScan and more.
At Seven Bridges, we met a few of their bioinformaticians and they showed us what they have been working on and how we as students can use their apps and tools in our projects. Marion, Kadie, and Olivia each gave a brief presentation on their research and the summer students Kayla, Gabriella, and Abdul presented their posters on questions they were interested in using R to analyze data.
A special thanks to :
Kayla presenting her work on Facebook Birthday data
Abdul presenting his work on Facebook Friend Count based on gender
Gabriella presenting her work on sugar consumption around the world
The Code Lab and Bioinformaticians at Seven Bridges
Yesterday we hosted the 14th Bay Area Population Genomics meeting. It was the first time this meeting was held at SF State. A big thanks to all the speakers, poster presenters, lunch-career session volunteers and our sponsors (Ancestry.com, the College of Science and Engineering and the Biology Department). Plus, a really big thanks to all the student volunteers who did an amazing job to make this meeting run smoothly! Many of them are on the picture below.